Posted by Liz
I started out with a pretty terrible attorney, but then found Joe, and he really turned my case around. He is proactive, appropriately aggressive, and reasonable. Joe was constantly in contact with me by phone, text, email, and in-person meetings. He kept me apprised of everything I needed to know, and he explained things to me in a clear (and patient) manner. I'm an attorney, which means my standards are high for my own attorney, but he met every expectation I had. I would recommend Joe to anyone who needs a family law lawyer. Thanks Joe!
Posted by a client
After filing for divorce I originally spent (wasted) a year and half with another law firm, ultimately feeling as if not much was being done for me. As my case became more complex I knew I had to find a different lawyer. I found Joe on this site, I was impressed with all the positive reviews. After my initial meeting with him I knew I would be in good hands and quickly found out why he was so highly rated. Joe did more for me in the first couple of months than my other firm had done for me the entire time I was with them. He came up with a strategy and very quickly set the wheels in motion. Even though Joe has other cases going on he makes you feel like you are the priority. I can't say enough for Joe's communication skills, he constantly keeps me up to date and more importantly when I have a question or need to get a hold of him he responds immediately. He clearly makes it known that he is available for you at all times.
We just finished a five day trial that involved unusual circumstances and had an enormous amount of detail. We won't know the ruling of the trial for a couple of months but no matter what the end result I feel that Joe did a fantastic job. Not only did he work very hard on his own to prepare for this case but he made sure we worked together and was open to my input. Joe's preparation included making me feel confident and comfortable at the trial, which I feel made all the difference. I honestly can't say enough positive things about Joe. He has made a very stressful time in my life much easier to navigate.
Posted by a client
My husband of 25 years left and was determined to give me nothing. I had an attorney but things were not going in my favor. My friend told me you need an attorney who will fight for you and recommended Attorney O'Brien. I am so glad I took her advice. Attorney O'Brien always returned calls immediately, kept me informed and gave me excellent advice.
I can't commend him enough ... an excellent job on a really difficult case.
Posted by LISA
I had been married for 30 years. and all of sudden my husband asked me for a divorce. I was in total shock and dismay to say the least. I was given Joe O'Brien's name, from a friend of a friend. He is an attorney with Roberts and Associates, P.C. From the moment I walked into Joseph O'Brien's Office I was made to feel relaxed and comfortable. He listened sincerely to my situation. He then proceeded to explain all of my options. He then outlined what the laws, conditions, and what steps we would be going through in order to finalize my divorce. And all of this was explained to me in very simple terms that I could understand. I was then told to take some time to digest it all. before I made a decision to retain Robert and associates P.C. Which at this point in time I had already decided that Joseph P. O'Brien was the lawyer that I wanted to represent me, during my divorce. I was given a business card which contained the company # his direct office #, and he handwrote his cell phone # on the card as well. And was told if I had any questions, or concerns that I could call him at anytime. And trust me I was freaking out a couple of times and took him up on it. Any time that, I emailed or called the office, I had a response from either Joe himself, or his wonderful Paralegal Kylene Loop. super expeditiously usually within an hour or 2. I really wanted closure to this chapter in my life and Joe, went above and beyond, to make this happen. Including corresponding with me up until 9 o'clock the night before my final court date, and back at it, at 6 am the morning of my court date, Just to get the last minute amendments that I threw at him. With his diligence and commitment we were able to get everything completed so I could close this chapter in my life, once and for all. If he hadn't followed through, it could very well have been weeks and weeks, if not a couple of months to get this finalized. I do not wish for anyone to have to go through a divorce. But if you do, I would 110% recommend Joseph Pierce O'Brien at the law offices of Roberts and Associates P.C. located in Wheaton Illinois.
Posted by JOON
No one wants to face the divorce and always hesitant when choosing an attorney.
My friend recommended Joe, and from the beginning til the end, Joe made the whole process less painful and very easy. Joe really listens to his client and above all he will respond to you within 5-10 minutes after sending emails or phone calls. He is very honest and really cares about his client and all I can say is thank you.
Posted by Lucy
I hired Joe to handle my divorce after my first attorney turned out to be pompous, unresponsive, and overly generous with his bills.
My ex-husband has a very high conflict personality. The divorce was very simple with only custody, the sale of our marital residence, and child support at issue. The custody agreement wasn't too terrible, but the financial settlement turned out to be a nightmare. In the end, mine turned out to be a 16 month and $110k divorce.
Throughout the process, Joe was always available via phone, email, or text. He was very straightforward with his advice, and never steered me wrong when advising me about our settlement. My ex-husband's attorney was horrible to deal with, but Joe was still able to work with her on a settlement with only two hours to spare before our trial.
Joe didn't bill me for all of our correspondence. And the billable hours he spent working on my case were more than fair. If anything, he under billed me. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a divorce attorney who is responsive, fair, and has no ego.
Posted by Kelly
My case was messy and complicated. Joe dedicated a lot of time to my case and was always available when I needed him. He really listened to my concerns and took the time to explain the process and events so I was constantly informed. I truly felt like I was made a priority. Joe was compassionate and understanding but still a pit bull in the courtroom. I have recommended him to a few of my associates and will continue to do so. Outstanding job Joe!!!!!
Posted by Matt
Joe was extremely helpful and responsive when he worked on my legal issues pertaining to custody judgement and support. He always kept me informed via email and phone and was conscious about the hours he billed on my work. I would highly recommend Joe for anyone looking for Family Law help in the DuPage & Cook county area.
Posted by a client
Though early in the process, Mr. O'Brien has impressed me unlike any other attorney. He knows the law unlike anything I have seen -- he states arguments and backs them up with statutes and case law. What a great way to build trust. He has a genuine desire to help and is very unique in that sense. Many attorneys are out to just make money and hide in the argument -- "well, that is the way IL Family Law is and nothing we can change." If you hear that from your attorney, RUN, you are working with an incompetent. I will report back on Mr. O'Brien after my case is complete. For now, I would highly recommend.
Posted by a client
This lawyer and his firm fight for their clients like no other! They have the best communication skills and are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. SO glad he is helping me protect my children and get my life back on track.