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Mr. O'Brien limits his practice to matrimonial matters, including all aspects of family law. His experience has encompassed litigation and meeting client needs from St. Lawrence County to Suffolk County. The Office's client base extends to all parts of New York. His proficiency, however, extends beyond the boundaries of the courtroom. The basics matter. Client courtesy, timely returned telephone calls, and realistic case assessments and costs, are fundamental to those in the midst of a family crisis. Clients should expect to hear sound legal advice based upon the specifics of their situation, not simply what they want to hear, or what their friends tell them. The resulting trust established between attorney and client forms the basis of a team approach toward reaching the client’s objectives. These may be litigated or negotiated. No matter what the approach, Mr. O’Brien will aggressively pursue either to advance the client's goal.


     A practice limited to matrimonial matters, including, but not limited to, contested issues regrading paternity, adoption, JD, custody, UCCJA, relocation, visitation, child support, UIFSA, separation agreements, post-marital agreements, pre-marital agreements, divorce, annulments, orders of protection, grounds, business/license valuations, enhanced earnings, Majauskas, maintenance, separate property, marital property, equitable distribution, modification, enforcement, contempt, disclosure, tax considerations, exemptions, tax impacting, grandparent’s rights, domestic partner’s rights, Pendente Lite applications, impact of bankruptcy on matrimonial law; Proficient in all areas of motion practice, discovery, trial presentation, administrative proceedings, objections, Article 78 proceedings, appeals, and appellate practice



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    27 years
  2. Family: 40%
    27 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Zachary Shaw Elliott

    I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is dedicated to his clients and the practice of law.


    Zachary Elliott Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Paul Friedman

    Mr. O'Brien is an excellent matrimonial lawyer. I have known him for decades.


    Michael Friedman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kevin L Obrien Esq

18 Corporate Woods Blvd Fl 3
Albany, NY, 12211-2522


NYCurrently registered 198907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
LLM-Summa Cum LaudeAlbany Law School2008
Pro Bono Certificate of MeritAlbany County Bar Accociation2004
Justinian Society of LawyersAlbany Law School2004
Teaching FellowshipWNE University School of Law1988
Teaching FellowshipWNE University School of Law1987
Graduate AssistantshipState University of New York, Albany1980
BA-Cum LaudeState University of New York, Albany1979
Graduate AssistantshipState University of New York, Albany1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawWestern New England University School of Law2011 - Present
AttorneyO'Brien & Associates2003 - Present
PartnerArroyo Copland Flaherty & O'Brien, LLP2000 - 2003
Teaching FellowWNE Unisersity School of Law1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Justinian Society of LawyersN/A2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2002 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shedden v. Shedden, (New York State Supreme Court, Rensselar Counrt, 1914)Wife received nothing of the Husband's medical practice nor his enhanced earings from samn; wife received maintenance and attorney's fees
Bonocoro v. Bonocoro, (New York State Supreme Court, Courty of Saratoga, 2014)Husband received 80% of business, Wife received 20% of business; Court found wife was capable of seeking gainful employment, no maintenance, no attorney's fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Game Theory and Domestic Relations LawThe Saratoga County Bar Association2016
The Saratoga County Bar Association, Law Notes Vol. X, Issue 1The Valuation Fiction of Professional Practices2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityAdvanced Legal StudiesLL.M - Master of Laws2008
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
State University of New York, AlbanyHistoryMA - Masters1982
State University of New York, AlbanyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979