Posted by Elizabeth
After interviewing several attorneys, I decided whole heartedly to hire Deirdre (who was out of the country at the time) on the basis of my therapist's recommendation and her legal assistant's efficient and compassionate responses to my face-to-face questions.
Deirdre knows the law and her audiences, has the utmost respect of her peers and colleagues, is an ace strategist, and a dauntless advocate.
There were many curveballs throughout the divorce proceedings; she handled them immediately, effectively, and with positive results. All this culminated in a successful settlement.
I want to add that there were older children and a lot of unusual and changing variables involved, all of which Deirdre protected and respected when strategizing. This was very important to me.
It was impressive to watch Deirdre gather information, synthesize it, make recommendations, and follow through. Also, an outstanding legal assistant works seamlessly with Deirdre. I call them the dynamic duo.
I am a very happy former client and I wish you all the best.
Posted by Kristen
Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would need a lawyer, but I am very thankful I knew someone who used Deirdre and recommended her to me. From our very first meeting, I felt like she was a dear old friend and I knew she had my back 100%. We laugh about it now, but from that very first day, she knew exactly what I needed way before I came to terms with it. At the beginning, she helped me to take baby steps and guided me thru the process when I was nothing but scared, overwhelmed and confused. She helped me to make clear, well thought out decisions when I had to make them, yet helped to teach me a lifelong lesson; that sometimes we don't get choices. She is a true professional and I continue to call on her expertise when needed. She is empowering, extremely compassionate, very knowledgeable and reliable. Most of all she is someone who honestly wants what is best for you and your family. You want her on your side!
Posted by heidi
From my first meeting, Deirdre set realistic expectations and fully explained the process, costs and how best to proceed in a financially responsible way. She helped me understand all my options, risks and set realistic expectations. She told me when it was prudent to dig in and fight and yet was clear not to waste my money on issues that would result in legal fees greater than the value of 'the win.' She helped me stay objective and not let my emotions overrule good judgement. She reminded me on several occasions not to take the bait of my ex-husband or be intimidated by his lawyer, and clarified for me the Judge is the only one that decides when people cannot agree. Because she billed monthly, there were never any surprises and it was easy to track and understand the fees. I hope I never have to go back to divorce court, but if I do, I would absolutely have Deirdre at my side. I have already recommended her to two friends and they feel as lucky to have her as a their partner as I did.
Posted by Kyle
Deirdre was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful through a difficult time in my life. Her experience guided through it all and I was happy with the results. Overall, she is a wonderful attorney and person. Thank you
Posted by a client
Attorney O'Brien helped me every step of the way through a really bad situation. There we many dynamics to my divorce with my ex being involved in with drugs, stealing and dealing. Just messy! We lost our house due to a short sale. It was a living nightmare. Deirdre was instrumental in helping me come back from such a horrible situation. She took time to get to know me, and she provided feedback aside from just supporting the legal aspects. She recommended books and groups that I could join to help through the emotional part of my situation. I feel that Deirdre's best quality is her honest approach. She keeps reality in check and she knows the laws inside and out and approaches the situation with real life perspective. She is up front on the costs, and she wont make you fight for something that she knows wont fly in the courts eyes. I still refer back to Deirdre with questions and concerns that arise and she responds to me almost immediately. She also always takes the time out to ask about me, my son and how my life is at that time, she truly cares about me as a person, not just a client. She is often my sound board and when things get foggy through the ups and downs of life after divorce, she provides advise that helps me make the best decisions for my son and I. I could even go as far to say that I consider her a mentor.
Posted by erin
dierdre has helped me a lot. i have a very difficult ex, and dierdre was not at all intimidated by his games. she stood up to him and got me a good result in my divorce modification. she has been great about following up and answering questions after the fact. i really appreciate her expertise
Posted by a client
Deirdre did an awesome job developing a strategy that allowed me to really set myself up well for retirement. While I had to give up more in the short term, she really taught me the importance of looking out for myself in the long term. She knew that emotionally, I wasn't ready to go quickly during my divorce, but she recognized that legally, the best chance I had was to go quickly. She was empathetic to my emotional needs while taking care of my legal needs. Her paralegal was very responsive to my questions. Going through a divorce is really tough but Deirdre made sure it was done as quickly as possible.
Posted by a Divorce client
I was referred to Deirdre by a friend and she provided me excellent advice, strategy development and ultimately, a favorable outcome. Overall a great experience. Thank you, Deirdre!
Posted by VO
My divorce went final in 2004. I have used Deirdre since then for a modification and a few other things. I find her extremely caring about my situation and my family. She on more than 1 occasion has helped me at no cost. I have recommended her a number of times and the experience that I had is consistent with others that I recommended to her. I just can't say enough about my treatment, she worked on minimizing my cost/expenses and was always worried about me and my kids. My resolution turned out great, i was awarded joint physical custody and the family home. At the time we were up against my ex-wife's barracuda attorney that was trying to maximize everyone's cost. You can't go wrong with Deirdre.
Posted by a Child Support client
I am a single mom with a 10 year old daughter. I had never received child support ever, even though there was a court order for it. My ex would just keep working jobs under the table. When I would represent myself in court the judge would always have sympathy for him and I would be left with nothing! I decided I needed a lawyer and a damn good one! I now receive child support every week and BONUS she tracked down a settlement check from an accident that he was in. Yes people, today I just received a check for tens of thousands of dollars that was going to go to him but instead went to me for my daughter! I can't thank Deirdre and her staff enough for changing the lives of my daughter and myself for the better!