Civil Litigation Attorney - Austin, Dripping Springs, Hays County and Travis County
Dan O'Brien has practiced law for over 12 years representing individuals and corporations. His practice assists both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases. Immediately following law school, Dan was selected for appointment as a briefing attorney for Justice Davie L. Wilson at the First Court of Appeals in Houston where he worked on numerous criminal and civil appeals ranging from capital murder cases to complex civil cases.
After his stint at the court of appeals, he joined the Commercial Litigation Section of a large Austin law firm. There, his practice included diverse civil litigation experience with cases involving business law and commercial law (contract disputes, commercial collection actions, business torts, trade secrets / intellectual property disputes, deceptive trade practices), family law, real estate law, and personal injury law (including products liability and premises liability). In 2006, Dan married a Fort Worth native and relocated to North Texas. Dan joined a Fort Worth firm where he continued his practice in commercial and civil litigation. Dan now maintains his own practice between Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas. From time to time, lends his expertise and experience to the firm of Lovelace Killen & Ribitzki, PLLC in an of counsel capacity.
Dan is licensed to practice law before all state courts in Texas, all federal district courts in Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Dan is a qualified mediator able to accept appointment as meditor of all cases pending in Texas state courts, including suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Licensed since 2001
Hourly ($295/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
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I endorse this lawyer. I have have Daniel O'Brien for several years. Dan is an exceptional commercial litigation lawyer. Dan is experienced and creative at thinking outside the box. I consider Dan to be a "go-to" lawyer.
Stephen Stewart Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Dan O'Brien for over two years. Dan has a remarkable ability to spot each and every pro and con associated with a particular situation, which allows him to effectively counsel clients to reach their best course of action. Dan is a creative problem solver, which often creates additional avenues for clients to reach their goals. Dan provides zealous representation, and is responsive to clients' needs. I would recommend Dan O'Brien to anyone in need of legal services.
Clinton Dennis Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Superlawyers -- Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)||2012|
|Top Attorney List (Civil Litigation)||Fort Worth, Texas -- The City's Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Superlawyers -- Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)||2011|
|Top Attorney List (Civil Litigation)||Forth Worth, Texas -- The City's Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Superlawyers -- Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)||2010|
|Top Attorney List (Litigation)||Fort Worth, Texas -- The City's Magazine||2008|
|Top Attorney List (Litigation)||Fort Worth, Texas -- The City's Magazine||2007|
|Attorney||Brackett & Ellis, P.C.||2006 - 2009|
|Attorney||Clark, Thomas & Winters, P.C.||2002 - 2006|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Texas First Court of Appeals, Houston||2001 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Top Trial Lawyers in America. (R)||Life Member||2014 - Present|
|The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Top Trial Lawyers in America. (R)||Life Member||2014 - Present|
|Hays County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Johnson County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|State Bar College of Texas||Member||2010 - Present|
|Travis County Bar Association||Member||2002 - 2006|
|Austin Young Lawyer's Association||Member||2002 - 2006|
|Brackens v. Texas Roadhouse; Case No 1:2005CV01074, in the U.S. District Court (W.D. Tex.)||Dismissal (in favor of client) affirmed on appeal|
|Nashville Texas, Inc. v. City of Burleson, et al; Case No. 3:10-cv-01210-G in U.S. District Court (N.D. Tex.)||Obtained summary judgment in favor of commercial landlord|
|Daimler Chrysler Services, N.A. v. Carl Rogers, et al.; Case No. C200900460, in the 249th Dist. Ct. (Johnson County,TX)||Summary judgment in favor of client|
|Baylor University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Economics & History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution||Mediation certification||Non degree studies||N/A|
|Hays County Bar Association||"They Stole My Identity. Now, What Do I Do?" - An Overview of the Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act||2013|
|Young Lawyer's CLE (Las Vegas, Nevada)||Proportionate Responsibility, Including HB 4 (2005 Update) Co-Presenter||2005|