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Crystina Marie O'Brien

Crystina Marie O'Brien

also known as Christina O'Brien, Christina O'Brian

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Military Law, DUI & DWI

About Me

You may  need an aggressive trial lawyer who will fight for your rights or  an experienced negotiator who will work to obtain the best offer out there, in either situation I am the lawyer for you.  I have practiced law all over the world as an Army Judge Avocate (JAG) officer and am committed to fighting for the rights of citizens who are accused of crimes, soldiers whose careeers are on the line, and spouses and family members who are having marital problems.  I have been practicing law for over 19 years.  Experience counts when it comes to practicing law!  Hire a lawyer who cares about you and has the skills to get you a great result.  Call me today.  I provided free consultations and make it my goal to get back to you within 24 hours. 



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    21 years, 800 cases
  2. Family: 30%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Military Law: 25%
    21 years, 235 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
    12 years, 150 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Jamison Page Rasberry

    I endorse this lawyer. O'Brien's military experience has endowed her with excellent organizational and critical thinking skills ideal in preparing and presenting your case. O'Brien has a staff of attorneys ready to give you the individualized attention that your concerns deserve.


    Jamison Rasberry Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jan Freerk Hoen

    I endorse this lawyer. Crystina is an intelligent and caring attorney. Military law is an area with few attorneys who specialize in it, so I will go to her whenever I have a military law question.


    Jan Hoen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The O'Brien Law Firm

10 W. Queens Way, Suite D
Hampton, VA, 23669

The O’Brien Law Firm

801 Boush St., Suite 201
Norfolk, VA, 23510




VAAuthorized to practice law200603/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Meritorious Service Medal (3)Army2002
Army achievement medalArmy1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/MemberThe O'Brien Law Firm2013 - Present
PartnerGochenour, Boyle & O'Brien, P.L.C.2012 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderHampton Public Defender's Office2006 - 2012
Assistant Federal Public DefenderFederal Public Defender Western District of Pennsylvania2002 - 2004
Judge AdvocateU. S. Army Reserves2002 - 2006
Judge AdvocateU.S. Army1993 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Windsor Castle Park Foundation BoardBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Hampton Bar AssociationSecretary (2008-2010)2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyerN/A2006 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
Federal District Court or Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to practiceN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. BrownleeReversed Conviction
U.S. v. HollidayDismissed
Commonwealth of Virginia v. J.T.WNot Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Justice DeniedFederal Conviction of Non-Existant Crime Tossed2004
Lancaster Intelligencer JournalFederal judge overturns convictions in fraudulent receipt case2004
Pittsburgh Post GazetteCarjacking Suspect Found Guilty, Faces life Term2004
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMan Charged in Anthrax Hoax to Plead Guilty2003
Pittsburgh Post-GazzetteWoman gets probation for prostitution2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJuris Doctor1993
Xavier UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990