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Over the course of the last year and I half I have been going through a rough time in the Army. I was wrongfully accused of some things, the former unit command treated me like dirt and wouldn't afford me due process, the Army TDS was Counsel was ineffective, at the end of the day I day I thought my career was over. I decided to get on-line to find a civilian attorney. The Hampton Roads has numerous attorneys that deal with Navy and Air Force Law due to this area's saturation of such, but not many that deal with Army Law for servicemembers like myself. When Crystina met with me and took my case she jumped in feet first and assured me from the beginning that I would be o.k.. SHE DID NOT LIE! Mrs. O'brien fiercely engaged my command and was able to dissect with expert precision the erroneous documents my unit was forcing on me and placing in my records, she tirelessly researched all aspects of the case, wrote amazing and well versed appeals and rebuttals on my behalf, and really, really, really took the fight to my unit and was able to prove my innocence to a culminating seperation board in the end. I am so thankful to have someone on my side who doesn't back down and exhausts any means and long hours to help. I recommend her to anyone who need a great attorney, especially military servicemembers, she is a veteran and her military experice is invaluable. Crystina is a good hearted and caring person to work with, but when it is time to fight for you she is an absolute bulldog and that is what you need most!
I found Mrs. O'Brien on this site after a disappointing experience with another attorney in the first stages of my child support/visitation/custody proceedings. From the initial consultation I felt relieved that I'd found the right attorney to help guide me through my appeal. She listened to my story, helped me to see all sides of the issue, and was honest and very informative. She followed-up and followed-through and was aggressive and pushed for everything I wanted. My hearing couldn't have gone anymore favorably and I owe it all to Mrs. O'Brien. She helped me get a better visitation schedule and more support for my small son, and I am eternally grateful. I would call her again in a heartbeat should I ever need legal assistance in the future.
From the moment I met her, I was at ease. She listened. Genuinely cares about her clients. Passionate about her profession. I am forever grateful to her! My daughter and I owe her many thanks for our happiness!
She went above and beyond to do her job and she got it done. She helped me in my custody matter and had a positive outcome. Mrs. Obrien is definitely an attorney you want standing beside you in the courtroom. Her helpful staff was always there to help if I had a question. A+++
Overall she was great. One of the first thing she asked me are what are my goals for the case an d she exceed my goals and expections thanks again Christina! Definatley recommend her!!
She took time to understand not just the documents of my case but the background and situations that led up to my case. she was always in control of the case even when I thought it should go one way or another she had an early idea about her course of action and carefully crafted the case around what needed to be said and what needed to be heard. she handled the witnesses like a pro and helped me stay at ease - I trusted her and she did not fail.
Crystina O'Brien will always be the first lawyer I call. She has helped me tremendously with my custody case going above and beyond what I have ever expected. Her dedication to me and my case was outstanding. I am forever grateful for all that she has done for me and my family. Thank you, Crystina!!!
Very informed in every question I had for her. Extremely good and very good in different aspects of law. I will not only recommend her. I will use her over and over again if need be.
Crystina M. O'Brien is a defininte credit to her profession as an attorney. She represented me about 6 to 7 years ago while I was still on active duty and helped me to get through a tough period during my military career and was able to help me maintain and keep what I had through pointing out the injustices being made in my case at the time. She is aggressive in a positive fashion and understands the application of Military Law and the UCMJ better than any attorney I had dealt with as a commissioned officer and commander in the military.
Recently, I have come back into contact with Crystina, and she is representing me in a civil case. She still has the same work ethic in her capacity in the civilian sector as she did as a JAG Officer in the United States Army. She knows the law and how it should be applied and definieltely will assist a client when there is an injustice being done. She is a credit to the legal community and I would recomend her to anyone. She has definitely helped and been there for me. I could not ask for a better legal representative/attorney.
I hired Crystina to help me with a complicated case that i was extremely nervous about. The moment i walked in her office, i felt at ease. Her depth of knowledge and her passion for law and helping us in extremely frightening moments is very comforting. She was able to help me sort through everything, there is no way i could have gotten through that day in court without her. Extremely knowledgeable, relatable, and caring.