Posted by Jennifer
Joe is a great lawyer. He really listened to me while I explained my divorce and custody issues, always responds quickly with good advice, and is very professional. He is straightforward and fights very hard for you and what is in the best interest of your family.
Posted by Nadia
I had already written a review for Joe a few months back upon the end of my divorce trial, this week we received the judgement and I'm happy to say all of Joe's hard work payed off. My case was complex and my last lawyer basically told me to throw in the towel. As I stated in my last review I was beyond pleased with Joe's work ethic, communication, strategy and preparation of my case.
I am extremely pleased with the outcome and am so happy that I found Joe last year on this site!
Posted by Michele
Joe was wonderful to work with. Extremely timely and responsive throughout our entire process. We felt this journey was very collaborative and he always had our best interests in mind including what the most cost effective options were. We would highly recommend Joe and his team.
Posted by Brent
I hired Joe to assist with my uncontested diviorce. I appreciated Joes initial consultation and insight on the best approach to take. He was affordable and worth every penny for the peace of mind I got throughout the process knowing I had a knowledgeable advocate. His staff was great as well and they are very responsive. I would certainly recommend.
Posted by Jennifer
Joseph Pierce O'Brien was very easy to work with during my case. He was extremely detailed and kept me well informed on the status of my Agreed Order. Joseph was extremely trustworthy and kept the process of removing a child from the state as simple as possible. I would highly recommend using him for family law issues dealing with custody in Dupage County.
Posted by A Client
Client Review: Attorney Joseph Pierce O'Brien (Joe)
If you are a litigant, please review the below observations carefully and factor them in your decision making process TO RETAIN AN ATTORNEY to represent you in YOUR DIVEROVCE AND CUSTODY CASE.
I have been involved in divorce and post divorce litigation for a long time, of course not by choice. I was represented by top law firms - read "expensive". I litigated pro-se in both civil and divorce&custody matters, and also worked with over a dozen attorneys in litigating issues involving custody and related matters.
A "lesson learned" is that one needs to be prudent in ones attorney selection/ decision making process; - ;perhaps it is one of the most significant decision point that impacts the outcome, although the facts of the matter is not any less important. More often than not, truth gets buried in the divorce courts, and without a professional, expert attorney on your side, you and your children may suffer. Therefore, if you are looking for an attorney to represent you in your divorce, custody and or post divorce matters, I will recommend you to consider Joseph Pierce O'Brien (Joe). My recommendation is based, in part, on the following observations:
1) Expert at Family Law: In my assessment, Joe is an expert at family law, statues, high temperature trials and proceedings in the court rooms. You may find that what actually transpires in the trial rooms often times is a far cry what actually is fair or even conscionable as cleaver adversary aided by a ill-willed/unethical opposing attorney with a fair level of dexterity at law can be a very difficult mix. Joe is an exception to the rule. Joe is professional and ethical and knowledgeable. You may want to consider his other and peer reviews as well.
Importantly, Joe is unrelenting in his efforts, and carefully applies his knowledge and expertise in the law to the benefit of his clients. One thing remarkable about Joe is that he does not allow himself to be cheated by crooked adversaries- an issue I had to deal with for a period of time until I engaged Joe.
2. Hard working. - Joe is very hard working and dedicated to your case. He does not allow your case to slip/slide. While your case is under trial, Joes is willing to step up and pick up the slack if/when you get distracted by whatever reasons. Joe is a team player. Joe is not only organized, methodical and thorough, but is also open and willing to closely collaborate with his client in your case. He shares information timely. An important observation is he is skilled in clutter avoidance, improving clarity and reducing confusion. This helps keeps your cost down as well.
3. Cost conscious. An important factor in your decision making process to retain an attorney is the price tag. Based on the experience of working with over a dozen attorneys over the years, it is my objective assessment that Joe is very cost conscious and does not drive up cost/unnecessary fees, and keeps his clients financial situation/cost in the context during the litigation. Joe kept me informed of the cost of litigation, the alternate routes, the pros and cons options available. He is fairly accurate in his pre-trial assessments based on facts. Joe continually updates his approach as the case evolves. There may be attorneys who are cheap but ruin your residual/broken family and your children's future. You mean nothing but money to them. Joe is an exception.
I recommend Joe and will not hesitate to engage Joe in the future.
good luck !
- A Client.
Posted by Carla Catnip
I posted a question on this site that raised some responses that weren't what I expected in what we assume to be a 'respectful law community'. Some others that commented were not sensitive to the audience (myself asking the question) and their responses were of a condescending nature. Some weren't even articulate enough to spell correctly. Joe took the time to respond without indignation and was extremely informative. If I was in need of an attorney, I might consider his services. He's obviously a people person and his patience shows it. Thanks!
Posted by Bob
My divorce was intended to be as amicable as could be yet has still been an extremely tough situation to go through. Not fully understanding the legal process and how to protect my interests, I was given Joe’s name through a friend. A lot of effort was spent between me and my wife working through the settlement and custody agreements. Joe was always responsive and extremely efficient throughout the process. I felt like his most important client when discussing my case and was certain my interests were being best looked after in generating the agreements and moving forward towards finalizing the divorce. I am glad I had Joe on my side through this and would confidently recommend him.
Posted by Bob
Joe was well prepared to present the case and was very quick to object to the other side's irrelavent assertions. He kept me informed during the process and was always available by phone or email. I was very pleased with the result and would recommend Joe to anyone for a domestic dispute or divorce case.
Posted by a client
Have you ever blocked a shot, then wagged your finger in the face of the shooter?
Have you ever hit a home run, then flipped your bat and stared down the pitcher?
Have you ever scored a touchdown, then dunked the football through the uprights?
Have you ever hit a powerful serve, scored an ace, then flexed to intimidate your opponent?
I am a terrible athlete, and have done none of those things. But I felt like I did all four simultaneously when I got my second consecutive win in court with Joe's help. I am a joint-custodial parent with 50-50 custody, and my ex has repeatedly attempted to prevent me from seeing my daughter. She has also brought false allegations against me in an effort to end the co-parenting. With Joe's assistance, we've gone to court twice and beat her both times.
Just out here racking up Ws.