5.0 stars 90 totalReview Kevin O'Brien
Posted by Hal
Kevin represented me in family court in a custody dispute. A petition was filed against me containing a multitude of untrue allegations asserting I was a threat to the welfare of my children in an attempt to remove me from their lives. Consequently, the judge truncated my parenting time until further findings were brought forth.
Kevin laid out the options we had to disprove the allegations and to prove alienation attempts by my former spouse. He was very forthright in telling me likely outcomes and costs of the various approaches. He was mindful about cost effectiveness. I truly believe Kevin took a personal interest and concern for my situation.
We ultimately had my children speak with the judge, had a psychological evaluation performed and drug and alcohol testing and evaluation.
Ultimately, after several court appearances the judge agreed that alienation was apparent and dismissed all of the allegations, reinstating my parenting time.
I discussed with Kevin the prospect of litigation to gain full custody of my children. He said he would do what I ever I wanted but did not believe it was in my best interest to go to trial, as the cost would be high and the outcome questionable.
In summary, I highly recommend Kevin as a matrimonial attorney. He's extremely knowledgeable, he's fair, he's honest and he cares.
Posted by a client
After a year and half of mediation and then two years with another attorney, I still could not get my divorce finalized. I then made the wonderful decision to hire Kevin and our divorce was finalized in 5 months. Thankfully he helped us avoid going to court and got a VERY difficult ex-husband to sign our agreement. Kevin always answered all of my questions and made me feel supported throughout the whole process. I felt like he really cared about the long term outcome for me and my children. He is a great listener and will explain all of your options. His intelligence, years of experience and professionalism are what you need during this difficult time. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jim
My wife and I retained Kevin to represent us on a family matter regarding our grandchildren that had been ongoing with DSS for nearly two years. From the initial meeting we were very impressed with his willingness to listen coupled with his expertise and experience in this area of law. He advised us of our options and what he would recommend, but left the decision up to us. We naturally followed his advise and are very pleased that we did so. More than just giving us advise, he took a personal interest in our matter.
It was obvious when we went to court that Kevin is an expert at what he does. He did an outstanding job at representing us and successfully argued points that we could not get anywhere with previously (with legal representation) . He is not afraid to take on a challenge and will give you a realistic opinion on what to expect.
We were very impressed with his professionalism both within the courtroom and meeting with him in his office. He is always in control of the situation and you can sense the respect he receives from DSS, the other counsel and the judge.
He follows through with what he says he is going to do especially with returning phone calls. It may be in the evening, but he does return your calls.
We feel that his fees are very reasonable considering the representation you are receiving and we highly recommend Kevin.
I will tell you that I am not one who would normally rave about a lawyer, but I can honestly say that Kevin is an exceptional attorney !
Posted by a client
I am very relieved that I hired Kevin for my divorce. It was a very complicated case and he took each piece of it and tackled them one at a time. My husband was very stubborn and I thought for sure we would have to go to court. Thanks to Kevin we were able to settle at the last minute.
After signing the papers my husband stormed out of the house and said "Congratulate Kevin on the win, because I got F#$%ed!" Thank you Kevin!
Posted by a client
It took me 6 years to get up enough confidence to even walk in to a lawyer’s office let alone start the battle of a lifetime. When I met with Kevin O’Brien the first time he was very honest with me on all levels of what was going to happen.
I left his office with more confidence then when I first arrived. I knew I found the right person to fight for me and the custody of my children.
I was in for the battle that no one would ever want to be in. I had a husband who didn’t want the marriage but didn’t want the divorce either. I knew he was not willing to be a part time dad to the sons he had wanted but he was never there in the marriage so why would he be for the after marriage.
I was told to keep a journal of all the events that occurred at home until I met with Kevin again. That would at least be a positive for my requesting custodial parent. Although it was painful to re-read all the documentation, I knew it was necessary to plead my case.
After several court sessions regarding custody battles, distribution of property, retirements, business divisions I thought I would never have a divorce. The legalities of it all and the fighting was far worse than I thought but Kevin ALWAYS reassured me that in the end… all would be fine. Unfortunately my kids were subject to law guardian meetings because he wanted custodial parenting.
On our final court appearance, after many long days and hours on Kevin’s part, I was granted custodial rights as well as a very fair division of property. My ex, after all of the countless hours of ridiculous battles, opted NOT to have visitation as granted by the judge for Tuesdays and Fridays along with every other weekend. He obviously wanted “a social life”
I could not have had the outcome I had without the hard work and dedication I had from Kevin. I knew I was not his only case, but from start to finish, I felt as if I was.
I can not say enough about Kevin O’Brien. I will say that he made a horrible situation bearable.
Posted by Charlene
Thank you for your clear and concise explanations. Your observations comfort my mind & help me see my husband for who he really is. I knew you would help me. I think the universe sent you to me, to liberate me from all evil! Thanks so much!
Posted by Amy
Kevin O'Brien is a genuine man. He represented our family with professionalism and class! He knows and upholds the law but at the same time provides the appropriate amount of emotional and moral support. He treated our family like we were his Highest Priority! That means everything during stressful family conflicts. Kevin O'Brien is "THE REAL DEAL" If you are fortunate enough to get him, this is the attorney you want in your corner!
Posted by Tim
If you have the misfortune to need a family court attorney because of divorce or child dependent matter, I would recommend Kevin O'Brien of Albany.
This is a scary and difficult area of our culture. Families do break up and there are a lot of emotional and irrational things that happen. Kevin succeeded, in my opinion, to give me a precise matter-of-fact counsel to what needed to happen and what the specific Courts/Judges/Magistrates/System would do. You often won't think the process is logical or fair or the gray areas in your "agreement" is acceptable. Kevin cuts through all that quickly and gives you what you should do. He is not one of those guys that pushes the court process for his own self-interest in fees.
If necessary, he will be tough and direct to the court and the opposing side. He can do that. He also is good at providing you the straight kind wisdom you are going to need on occasion.
My recommendation is get to the point of that agreement on taking care of you & yours interest in a meticulous quick way. Kevin O'Brien is a valued attorney in providing that counsel.
Posted by marc
seeking legal help can be like going to the dentist -- you know there will likely be pain involved and it will be expensive. Thankfully, that did not prove to be the case with Mr. O'Brien. In fact, my experience with him turned out to be a significant stress reliever. As an attorney, he turned out to be an advocate in the truest sense of the word. There was never a doubt about him acting in my very best interests and he was always accessible and open to discussion. As to the expense...well, you soon find out in the legal field that you get what you pay for and Mr. O'Brien was a very good investment in protecting my interests.
Posted by Julie
I have know Kevin O'Brien personally and professionally for twelve years . Mr. O'Brien has been the most dedicated , trustworthy and loyal attorney and a safe haven for me . On a personal level Kevin also has become a brother to me . To make this short and sweet , Kevin O'Brien set out to make sure that I received what was entitled to me by the law and that he did . Kevin O'Brien is an amazing attorney and I would highly, highly recommend Kevin to anybody.