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Posted by Carrie, a Divorce client, Flag
Jay handled my divorce in 2008. He is extremely bright, very knowledgeable of the laws, and the complex court system. He doesn't leave a stone un-turned. He was gentle, when my emotions took over, but firm when needed. He saw it through all the way to the end, and showed up for every appointment and court date as scheduled. He came beyond prepared, even supplying a document that my soon-to-be x 's attorney did not have. Jay ate that other attorney for breakfast, had a relationship with the judge that was clearly mutual respect both ways. If you need an attorney, look no further than Jay O Brien. I am in need of help with custody, and I am going back to Jay for legal representation.
Posted by Jay, a Divorce client, Flag
My name is Jay R. Luchsinger. I am a trial attorney with over 20 years experience. I have tried scores of complex construction and industrial accident cases (representing plaintiffs) over the years. So I have a little knowledge about what constitutes effective courtroom lawyering. I say this because I want to highly recommend Jay O'Brien. I went through a highly contested divorce in 2011 and into 2012. My ex is also a lawyer. I did not know Jay before I retained him. After asking around to fellow litigators for a recommendation, Jay's name came up several times. Boy am I glad I found him. He did a great job. He was agressive, knowledgeable, courtroom savvy, responsive and effective. It was also obvious that he was known and respected by the court. I cannot recommend Jay more highly.
Posted by Geoffrey, a Divorce client, Flag
.This is the type of lawyer you would advise your mother to hire. Jay has always show himself to be a caring person first. This is in addition to being an outstanding professional. All can be best summed up with his advice to me, "it is a question of quality of life". How many other lawyers would ever sum up difficult life questions and even a greater legal questions with the absolute key ideas and terms that a layman could easily understand? He is never out for the money. He is out to help his clients. He has always displayed the characteristics that make a great lawyer and even a greater person.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I never doubted Jay's ability and skill as a lawyer. He is very competent and knowledgeable in his field. Jay listened and guided me through my divorce and kept in mind how I wanted to proceed with the case. He offered sound advice and keeping with my best interests, always allowed me the final say on what he would do regarding the divorce. Jay gave me the whole picture of what may or may not happen in my divorce case which was very beneficial to me because I had no prior knowledge of divorce or what to expect. Before I even began any legal proceedings, he recommended a professional for me to talk with to help me regain my self worth and self respect. This gave me the ability to think clearly and have the emotional strength I needed to get through an unexpected and unwanted divorce. I have every confidence and trust with Jay O'Brien and the staff who work with him.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. O'Brien was my divorce lawyer. You get what you want with him. He subopinaed records, kept me well informed. He has a wonderful staff. Mr. O'Brien fought for me all the way. If you have a problem he fixes it, you have a question he answers it. I had one lawyer and all they did was drag the divorce on for a year and a half, then told me to drop something which I won't mention and I would be divorce in six weeks, they didn't fight for my rights, my lawyer number two, kept the divorce going for a year, didn't fight for me. They say the third time is a charm. Well, Mr. O'Brien fought for me all the way to the court house. Someone told me that you never win in a divorce, well, I did, and was divorced in six months. So you need a good lawyer, Jay O'Brien is the man.
Posted by Rachael, a Child Custody client, Flag
I recently used Jay in a custody case and he was fantastic throughout my entire case. Not at any time was he passive, he was completely thorough, and he fought for me the entire time. I could not be happier with his service. I have recommended him to friends and family, and would continue to recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Sherri A Greco (email@example.com), a Divorce client, Flag
I worked in the same office building as Jay for 3 years and had gotten to know him very well. I also had the chance to talk with many of his clients that left his office when I was out on my Cigarette breaks. In the 3 years that I was in his building, not one client ever said anything bad when I asked how they liked him. They all said they would recommend him in a minute. He is wonderful, extremely intelligent, makes you feel comfort and spells everything out in terms that us laymen can understand. A CLASS ACT. One day I found myself needing his services because my husband wanted a divorce. I stopped in to make an appointment and 10 minutes later I received all call from my soon to be ex stating that he was referred to the best lawyer in Will County and he was calling him today. I told him I already retained mine and asked who his was. He said our good friend who is also an attorney recommend Jay O'Brien. I laughed and said "Iv'e got good news and bad news for you buddy". The good news is that you are correct in stating that Jay is the best of the best but the bad news is that I already retained him. What a small world we live in. Jay's staff is also outstanding. If you are reading this post and are looking for an attorney that is at the top of his game and truly cares about his clients, Jay O'Brien is your man.
Posted by Andy, a Divorce client, Flag
Used Jay in a contested divorce case that went to trial. My final judgment was as one sided as they come. During the course of the case he made many mistakes
1. Didn't subpeona records my wife was withholding, This cost me thousands
2. Asking for abatement of child support instead of recalculation. At the final judgment I was forced to pay. This cost me thousands
3. Didn't go to court with market value of valuables. Instead let a judge determine the value. This cost me thousands
4. Constantly allowed the respondants lawyer to file continuances.
5. Very passive arguments during the trial
6. Recommended not to appeal the judgment. Every lawyer who reviewed case since disagreed with this recommendation.
Other lawyers have reviewed my case and are suprised by the fact I even had a lawyer.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Jay is fantastic attny who is on top of his game and extremely professional.He has the respect of the Judges of whom he works with and is very attentive to his clientael as well.