My case began in September 2013 and it was a UCCJEA case which is a very difficult case. I started my case with an attorney that told me this and that wont happen and everything he said was not going to happen, HAPPENED! It absolutely was a mother's worse nightmare! A big weakness of mine is giving people a chance to prove themselves while trying to stay calm and patient. My case continued to become worse and worse and that's when I decided to research and search for a competent attorney that could help me. My son's life and future was at stake. I did seek three attorney's according to their reviews but when I came across Joe's profile I instantly knew, "that's the attorney that's going to help me." I called and spoke with Joe who immediately set an appointment with me. After interviewing him I felt relieved. Joe immediately started to handle my case and it turned around completely. Joe was very aggressive with my case and opposing counsel. He is very knowledgeable and knows family law very well and won't tolerate anything from the other side. It was a long journey through this case and each step of the way he was right there with me, informing me of every move as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom. Joe makes himself available 24/7 for his clients. It was defiantly an emotional rollercoaster over custody of my son, where I thought I was going to breakdown and Joe was my strength and rock. Finally on December 31st, 2015, (New Years Eve), Joe walked into a courtroom and did what he had to do, made things happen and settled my case. I will always be thankful that he entered my life and handled this very difficult case. He saved my son!
Anyone seeking a Family Law Attorney, you can stop your search because this is the attorney you need and will want on your side. Joe is highly recommended.
So I made a mistake when I initially got divorced 5 years ago - I picked a cheap lawyer (who, unfortunately, wasn't cheap in the end)...but actually cost me more because of how much we gave up in the divorce settlement to my ex & then having to go back to court to fight because of it.
Enter Joe O'Brien...Joe is HONEST & straight-forward, he sets realistic expectations, too. I know, I know - that word "honest" & lawyer never seem to go together, right? Joe is the exception to the rule. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone unfortunate enough to have to go through a divorce.
Being a bit OCD, I loved the fact Joe spends time on your case educating you on the best course of action, doesn't waste time/fees on fluff & most important of all - he's a smart guy with great verbal & written skills - those which lend itself to strong, well written / well thought out motions.
Trust the 50+ 5 star reviews Joe has here on Avvo.com - he's personable, down to earth & will fight tooth and nail for your rights!
Thanks again for your hard work, Joe!
I am not even sure where to begin. Quite frankly, there are so many amazing things to say about Joe I am not sure where to start. First off, if I had a billion dollars and could hire anyone to represent me and protect me and my son Joe O'Brien would be it. Joe is one of the most honest and caring people I have ever met. He was more than my attorney, through the worst time in my life he was not only my advocate he became a dear friend. I have been through a legal battle for almost two years with my mother suing me for grandparent visitation in Cook County. My whole case has been built on lies and a Judge who has no regard for the law so Joe had his work cut out for him. My mother hired the biggest family law firm in Chicago to illegally buy her way through this court case so I needed an attorney that could fight corruption and not back down at ANY cost. Joe was better than any law firm or attorney my mother's money could ever hire. Joe fought and he fought hard and the end result is me and my son came out on top and are protected.
Joe is the VERY best at what he does. Even if I did not have a current legal issue I would retain Joe O'Brien and keep him on stand by. I seriously do not have one thing negative thing to say about Joe, NOT ONE thing! What attorney can you really say that about? Joe is the only one I have ever heard of that is quite honestly meant to be an attorney. This is his God given purpose in his life and he truly is the best.
Thank you so much Joe for all you did. Words can not express how grateful I am for all you did for me and Noah. You will always hold a special place in my heart for how you protected and fought for us. I wish you the very best!
Joe is an efficient and effective lawyer. He works hard and always answered my questions. He appreciates and make use of technology to communicate with his client. He won't nickel and dime you on every email you send. He provide clear direction and I was always kept up to date.
Joe will get it done! He did for me!
Joe O’Brien is a detailed, tough, and well respected attorney in the DuPage area; above all, he is a straight shooter. Joe successfully navigated the challenging and often irrational demands during the divorce process on my behalf. I highly recommend Joe O’Brien and his firm.
Joe was just amazing in taking care of me and this divorce. Anyone who's been through it knows how hard it can be and he just made it as easy as possible for me and really made me feel taken care of. Thanks Joe!
Joe was very understanding and always tried looking after my best interest, and had a talent for making recommendations while still allowing you to make your own decisions, I can say that almost 100% he was readily available to talk withing a few minutes notice which is quite rare. Definitely a great lawyer that I would recommend to anyone.
I couldn't say enough good things about Joseph O'Brien. I'm so happy that I made the choice to work with him. I would highly recommend him to my family and closest friends. Sincerity with the real honest grasp of how to approach a difficult situation. I will use Joe for any future case that I may have and trust him completely with my family.
Divorce can be a difficult process and I wanted a lawyer that would fight for me and my kids. Joe did that and much more. Joe was able to walk me through each step of the divorce process, he gave me advice on what to do and more importantly, what not to do. He always remained professional and he was always available to answer any questions I had.
Joe and his office was also fair with billings. I never felt like he was taking advantage of me or my situation.
I highly recommend Joe because I could not have succeeded without him.
Joe was very helpful and provided me consultation for free. It feels like working with a friend, not like other lawyers who bill you every minute of conversation.