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.
Posted by Mark
Joe was easy to work with and did a great job of explaining the process. He took the time to explain the big picture so that I could better understand the situation. Going through a divorce is is difficult on even the best of circumstance and traumatic under the worst and Joe was there when needed.
Posted by Therese
Another attorney recommended Joe and it was a great referral. Throughout, Joe was very responsive to phone calls and emails. This being my first (and last) divorce, I had many questions that he patiently answered. He kept me informed all the way along and moved quickly to what turned out to be a relatively quick and painless process. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing a great family law attorney. His paralegal Kylene was great too.....always responsive and quick to provide the updated documents. Thank you both.
Posted by Ed
My friend started out with a horrible attorney, but then found Joe. He really turned her case around. He is very proactive, aggressive, and reasonable. Joe was constantly in contact with my friend by phone, text, email, and in-person meetings. He kept her well informed about every relevant issue. Based on my first hand experience with Joe's handling of my friend's divorce, I recommend Joe VERY highly.
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!