Highest Rated. Great personal attention. Call 716-795-2939 for free consultation with Chris O'BrienChris O'Brien has handled serious auto crash cases for over twenty years. Just call 716-795-2939Chris has recovered more than 12 separate million dollar settlements and verdicts. Call 716-795-2939Chris represents many families dealing with the tragic death of a loved one. Call 716-795-2939
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite Top Ten||Buffalo Business First||2016|
|Best Law Firm||U.S News Best Law Firms||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite’s Top 10: Best of the Best||Buffalo Law Journal||2014|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2013|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Diplomate||National College of Advocacy||2005|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||1999|
|Partner||The O'Brien Firm, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Co-Director of Trial Advocacy Program||University of Buffalo Law School||2009 - Present|
|Partner||O'Brien Boyd, P.C.||2001 - 2012|
|Partner||Ballow, Braisted, O'Brien & Rusin, P.C.||1995 - 2000|
|Associate||Corey J. Hogan & Associates||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of Advocacy||Board of Trustees||2016 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Bar Association of Erie County||N/A||1989 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers, Western Region Affiliate||President||2004 - 2004|
|Western New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Director||2002 - 2005|
|SH vs. RM||$5,000,000.00 settlement|
|PH vs. DR||$1,500,000.00 settlement.|
|EB vs. DR||$1,200,000.00 settlement|
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|Trial (American Association for Justice)||Building Credibility in Jury Selection||2008|
|Washington & Lee Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|The College of the Holy Cross||English/Theater Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Advanced Deposition College in New Orleans, LA||Advanced Deposition College||2016|
|Advanced Deposition College in New Orleans, LA||Advanced Deposition College||2015|
|Deposition College in Buffalo||Course Advisor||2014|
|AAJ Ultimate Trial Advocacy College at Harvard||AAJ Ultimate Trial Advocacy College at Harvard||2014|
|The Ultimate Trial Advocacy Program||Advanced Trial Skills||2012|
|Mid-Winter Convention||MIcroexpressions and Body Language||2012|
|Advanced Deposition College||Deposition of a Corporate Representative||2010|
|The Ultimate Trial Advocacy College||Opening Statements||2009|
|Weekend with the Stars||Jury Selection||2008|
|Ultimate Trial College||Trial Skills||2007|
|Deposition Skills||Deposition College||2007|
|Depositions College||Deposition Skills||2006|
|Case Workshop Program||Focus Groups||2006|
|Depositions College||Deposition Skills||2005|
|Ultimate Trial College||Trial Skills||2003|
|Trial College||Trial Skills||2000|
Posted by Scooter
In what seems like an unjust world, you would be hard pressed to find, or better yet, it would be impossible to find better representation on your road to justice than this firm offers. I am having a hard time figuring out how to put this into words. It isn’t that I can’t string sentences together; it’s that there is most likely a character limit on reviews and I could write a 50-page essay on how incredible my representation from this team of lawyers was for my case.
I was injured nearly 4 years ago. A driver turned left in front of me while I had the right of way. I was on my 150cc scooter and was knocked from the bike. The insurance company claimed that their insured wasn’t at fault, offering measly settlement amounts.
Chris and his team felt that these offers weren’t worthy of consideration and the case went to trial. I had respected John and Chris before seeing them on the battlefield, figuring they couldn’t rise any higher. I was sorely mistaken after seeing them work creatively and cohesively, catapulting us to a win with a jury verdict.
It was strange to be asked to put a price on pain and suffering. It is something that I hope I never have to do again. However, Chris and John were there every single step of the way to recovery both physically and monetarily. They were thrown some wicked knuckleballs during pre-trial, jury selection and trial and handled them all with ease, exceeding expectations.
I wish there were a review like this when I obsessively Google searched every aspect of personal injury, eventually finding Chris. You are going to be scared, maybe doubt your own injuries and feel pretty low at points. It was one of the saddest times in my life. I couldn’t have made it through without the support I received from Chris, John and Sid. I am indebted to this amazing group of people forever and wish them and their families the best. They kept telling me it was a pleasure to work with me and I am truly honored and humbled that this excellent group of people would think so highly of me. I truly see them as heroes. Thank you to everyone at the O’Brien firm, especially Patrice, who always welcomed me warmly and asked about my kids.
Posted by Mary
Almost 6 years ago I was in an awful accident that changed everything. A family member referred me to Chris and for 5 years this man fought for me. He was compassionate, honest, and straightforward. He kept me informed and up to date with the smallest of details. Any time I had a question he was there with an answer. Because of his hard work and dedication my case finally settled this past August. My accident, surgeries, loss of work and the constant roller coaster ride of the lawsuit did a number on myself and my family, but because of Chris we have finally moved on. If you are looking for an attorney that has your best interests in mind then call Chris. He's absolutely amazing.
Posted by Lisa
I can honestly and genuinely say that my attorney, Chris O'Brien helped me navigate through a very emotional and painful time of my life. From the moment I met Chris and his team, I knew that he would help me figure out the "normal fault" process. The O'Brien team helped me with every piece of paperwork, took over all communication with the insurance companies and attended each and every medical appointment....right by my side.
When my lawsuit started, the insurance company offered me $15,000 and Chris unequivocally declined that amount. Instead he went the extra mile and was successful in reaching the maximum amount the policy covered....which was much more than their original offer.
The O'Brien Firm consists of an amazing staff....all around!
Shawn Carey, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Having practiced in the same community and for the common cause of injured citizens for more than 20 years, I can say that Chris O'Brien represents his clients with the same compassion, skill, experience, zeal and dedication with which I seek to represent my clients. If your case is with Chris, your case is in good hands. And in the process, you will probably come to consider Chris O'Brien a friend, as I do.
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