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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!
I went on this site to find help because my attorney had withdrawn from my case 21 days before the pre-trial. Joe O'Brien responded to me the same day (around 8:00 pm) and I asked him many questions. He needed some information from me regarding the case and I sent it to him. He was terrific! He reviewed the documents and came back to me that he would be willing to take on the case. Unfortunately due to my previous attorney cleaning me out financially was unable to hire him. I explained that to him and he was very understanding but he had given me enough insight that I knew I had to go pro se with the pre-trial. I did, and although I may not have gotten everything I wanted, I did get a lot for my child with disabilities. Just last night Joe reached out to me in an email and asked how things went. Yes, a lot of you may say it was to pick up business but to me, it shows he cared! This young gentlemen is a class act! Where I had lost all respect in lawyers, he came through as a shining star! If you need someone who cares about you . . . call JOE O'BRIEN! I know if I ever need a lawyer he will be the first and only call I will make!
Joe did an incredible job making sure that I received the best possible outcome with my divorce. He answered my calls and emails promptly, was very knowledgable and I always felt quite confident in his abilites and he looked out for my best interest. When appearing before the judge or my ex's attorney, I felt he was professional and persuasive.
If you are looking for an extraordinary, extremely knowledgeable family law attorney, your search is OVER!!! Joe is intelligent, hardworking and honest attorney. Best of all, he is very reliable. I could not have gone through this terrible drawn out divorce and custody battle without him. He made me feel like I was his only client. He is not an attorney that is out to increase his wealth by decreasing yours. He has your best interest at heart. He will not mislead you. He is very thorough, keeps you aware of what is happening with your case and simplifies complex issues in an effort to make sure that you clearly understand. He is detailed, attentive and keeps communication lines open at all times of the day. I wish I had met Joe sooner as opposed to my original attorney who I started my divorce with. Joe is an amazing attorney and I am so thankful to have worked with him. I knew I wanted to hire him immediately after our initial consultation. Joe listened to my emotional rant, but was then able to rationally guide me back to the legal matters at hand. Throughout the process, Joe was incredibly focused on my and my daughter’s best interests, but was also willing to listen to my concerns when they arose. I found that Joe was organized, responsive, extremely professional, and dedicated throughout my entire case. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone going through divorce and custody. I finally felt like I had an attorney who actually wanted to help my family as opposed to take my money and make things worse so he can get more money out of me down the road. I am so relieved to have had him represent me during the case as well as fight long and hard for me during trial.
To Joe - I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for all of your hard work and dedication on my case. My family and I are forever grateful to you and I could not have done this without your help and guidance. I can never thank you enough.
Mr. O'Brien came highly recommended to us by four top attorneys in downtown Chicago. We decided to choose Mr. O'Brien based on these recommendations. Our reason for hiring Mr. O'Brien was an adoption case. My husband wanted to adopt my eight year old daughter and the biological father decided to block this after never seeing this child and never paying a dime in support. Nor did he ever seek visitation or any kind of custody. This was a unique case given the circumstances. To make things worse, this person had been arrested twice in the past two years once for theft and once for drug possession--definitely not the type of person one would want near their child. Mr. O'Brien was very honest with us. He spent time with us explaining his game plan and given the extreme circumstances he was very considerate, honest, and he kept our daughter's best interest in mind. The case took almost a year and throughout that year Mr. O'Brien maintained steady contact with us and he was diligent in fighting for our child. When we hired Mr. O'Brien we told him "you are not fighting for us, you are fighting for our daughter." In the end, we won our case and my husband was allowed to adopt my daughter. I feel our family will always be in debt to Mr. O'Brien. I truly believe he saved our daughter's life and we will be forever grateful. Court is scary no matter what the circumstance is....if you need to go to court, Mr. O'Brien is who you want fighting for you.