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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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
Joe was recommended to my husband and I by a friend. She raved about his performance on her husband's case. I trusted her and hired him. WOW, Joe was not only an outstanding atterney but he was nurturing to my husband and I with care to alleviate our stress concerning our case. He gave us sthreght. No matter what happened, I KNEW HE WOULD FIGHT!! Well, he did what needed to be done and we won our battle. I highly recommend Joe, not only for his ability but more for his character. Ruth Babb
I am a client of Joe O'Brien. From the moment I first spoke with him I had a feeling he was a results man and I was correct.
He has been very professional and led me through the process of what to expect in a way that was understandable.
Joe also let me make the final decisions without me feeling like I "had" to make them his way or someone else's way. That was much appreciated.
My case goes back quite a few years and I have already seems results in a few
Months. Thank you Joe!
Again, if you're looking for a great family attorney, Joes your man!!!!
Joe was a pleasure to work with. He treated me as if he was a long time friend- he was considerate, always available for questions or concerns, compassionate, as well as knowledgeable with the legal system. He was constantly in touch with me, whether it was via email or by phone. Working with Joe was stress free and he assisted in making the divorce process a smooth one.
My mom, who had previously used the practice, was the one who had recommended Joe to me. I had believed I was only going to hire Joe to write up a custody agreement for my child's father to sign and be done - quick and easy. Almost 10 months later, I was exhausted and out of patience but Joe was a rock throughout my entire experience.
Joe was always available via phone or email. He responded to any questions or requests almost immediately and thoroughly. Any and all questions were answered fully and honestly. He did not give me false hope or try to sell me on something that was not in my and my daughter's best interest. He listened and never made me feel rushed or like I was wasting his time. He constantly held himself to a higher standard and acted in a professional manner at all times. He came to court fully prepared and if I was not needed at court he filled me in on what had happened (probably) the second he walked out the door.
The opposing counsel was difficult, to say the least, but Joe kept his cool at all times. He is truly a good person and only wants the best for his clients. This could have been a miserable time for me and Joe actually made the first year of my daughter's life an amazing experience. I was able to keep my peace of mind and my daughter and I ended up getting more than what we asked for in the original paperwork - written up almost a year ago. I cannot thank Joe enough and would strongly recommend him!
Mr. O'Brien came highly recommended and I can now attest as to why. I had consulted with Mr. O'Brien a couple months prior to filing for divorce and right away he was extremely responsive. He actually listened to my concerns and researched an issue particular to my case even before I had retained him. As an attorney myself, it is very rare that you will find an attorney that will go this far without being paid first. Once I actually retained Mr. O'Brien, his responsiveness was unbelievable. I would often get emails from him at all hours and even on the weekends. He was very thorough in explaining the ins and outs of the divorce process. He defended me until the very end and made sure that I was 100% satisfied with my settlement agreement. He dealt with difficult opposing counsel but he handled it with class and professionalism. Divorce will bring out the worst in people, so if you are looking for someone who will fight for you then Mr. O'Brien is the attorney for you.
If you need an attorney for any type of divorce proceeding, stop right here and look no further! Joe is the lawyer for you!
I initially approached Joe to interview him for my case, which was a 36-month hearing for possible extension of maintenance to my ex wife. Joe listened to my case history and provided me with timely, honest feedback in our initial meeting and every meeting since that time, which is why I'm glad I retained his services.
Joe approached my case with tenacity. He treated all of my concerns as if they were his very own. His knowledge of case law and attention to detail are what impressed me the most as well as provided me with maximum leverage in court. Additionally, Joe works hard to keep cost reasonable and progress proceedings as efficiently as possible.
Don't be fooled by his youthful appearance, Joe is one heck of an experienced lawyer that will fight for you to the end!