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Corey D. O'Brien

Estate planning Attorney at Moosic, PA

5.0   7 reviews
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Corey

Learn Corey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%
    Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt what would happen legally and financially to you, your loved ones, your money and everything else you care about if something unexpected happened to you?

    24 years

  2. Mergers and acquisitions
    30%
    Our mergers and acquisitions team represents buyers, sellers, public and private operating companies, and financial institutions, boards of directors, special committees, and management buyout groups. We deliver solutions throughout the transaction.

    24 years

  3. Business
    10%
    We believe that knowing your client and your client’s business goals is imperative to understanding how to plan for your own personal financial future. We provide clients with dedicated legal services and the personal attention.

    24 years

ATTORNEY COREY D. O’BRIEN’S ESTATE PLANNING PRACTICE FOCUSES ON HELPING FAMILIES ENHANCE THEIR LIVES TODAY AND SECURE THEIR FUTURES TOMORROW. HE EXCELS IN GUIDING HIS CLIENTS THROUGH THE OFTEN-CONFUSING MAZE OF FINANCIAL AND LEGAL DECISIONS TO CREATE PLANS THAT WORK.

Attorney Corey D. O’Brien’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He excels in guiding his clients through the often-confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. His considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and value-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Corey will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.

Corey graduated cum laude from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 2000. After graduating from law school, Corey worked at a prominent Washington, DC law firm specializing in corporate law with an emphasis on financial institution mergers and acquisitions. Upon returning to Northeastern Pennsylvania, Corey was elected twice to serve as a Lackawanna County Commissioner, continued practicing corporate law and began developing the necessary estate planning skills to advise clients. Corey left the public sector in 2015 to serve as in-house general counsel for a national healthcare company where he led the mergers and acquisitions division of the company, among other responsibilities. Corey has been providing legal counsel for business planning and mergers and acquisitions for over 23 years.

Corey frequently speaks and lectures on estate planning topics including estate planning, kids protection planning, revocable living trusts, the pitfalls of probate and firearm protection planning. In addition to his law practice, Corey is the political analyst for WNEP-TV 16.

Most importantly, Corey is the proud father of Kate, Casey, Jacob and Luke. He is also the proud father to his mini-golden doodle (who is not very mini), Grover. Corey is also engaged to be married to the love of his life, Elisa DePolo, who has two kids of her own, Sophia and Jacob. Safe to say, Corey understands the dynamics of blended families.

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Location

O'BRIEN LEGAL
72 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Suite 104
Moosic, PA, 18507

Reviews

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Posted by Dan | May 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Corey and his team did a wonderful job explaining all sorts of options for my estate planning needs. He is very personable and wants the best for his clients. He walked me through options step by step and made sure I was comfortable with the decisions that we made. Overall an excellent experience and I am happy that my family will be taken care of in the future.
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Posted by Greg | March 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Will
Very informative during the process of get a will done everything was explained during the process
Posted by Michele | March 14, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best
Corey is so knowledgeable and takes the time to create the best plan for his clients.
Posted by Ron | February 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Atty. O’Brien helped me through the entire process of setting up a trust. I thought I just needed a Will., but after Corey explained all of the options in a way I could understand, a simple will was not the best option for me. I had a lot of questions and he always took the time to answer them, no matter how long it took. I now have peace of mind that everything I worked hard for will go where I want it to. Thanks Corey.
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Posted by Neil | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Financial Planning
At 66 years old I was way overdue to have my Will done. Contacted Atty Corey O’Brian who walked us threw everything, while explaining the entire process thoroughly. We were made aware of all the options and what may happen in all circumstances. I would highly recommend Atty. O’Brien for all your future financial needs.
Posted by Laurie | November 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Corey did a great job. My husband and I always wanted to make an estate plan but never got to it. Corey has been with us, helping every step of the way! We highly recommend him and his team
Posted by Stephen | November 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Estate Planning Lawyer
I was very impressed with how knowledgeable Corey O’Brien was in Estate Planning. He explained very complex Estate Planning strategies in a clear and simple way that I understood. I feel that my family is protected and I will be referring Corey to my friends and family. He’s the best!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • O'BRIEN LEGAL
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Penn State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Single Mom with Two Minor Children
  • Her final plan consisted of a revocable living trust, pour-over will, durable power of attorney, advance health care directive, living will and Kids Protection Plan.
  • Married Couple with One Adult Child
  • Our clients received a will, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives and living wills.
  • Married Couple with No Children
  • Their final plan consisted of a revocable living trust, gun trust, pour-over will, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives and living wills, among other ancillary documents.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Law Business Model
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Certified Personal Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kids Protection Planning Attorney
  • Member
  • N/A
  • LawPay
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 20 Under 40
  • American Bar Association
  • 2023
  • Excellence in Broadcasting Award
  • Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Conference
  • Estate Planning: Planning for a Lifetime of Protection
  • 2024
  • Legal Conference
  • Estate Planning: Planned Religious Charitable Giving
  • 2024
  • The 3 Most-Often Overlooked Estate Planning Basics … That Will Grow Your Financial Services Business (+ Personal Assets)
  • Estate Planning for Financial Advisors
  • 2023
  • Protecting Your Real Property
  • Estate Planning
  • 2023
  • Protecting Your Kids if You’re Incapacitated or Die
  • Kids Protection Planning
  • 2023
  • Life & Legacy Planning: Planning for a Lifetime of Protection, Guidance & Love
  • Estate Planning
  • 2023
  • Life & Legacy Planning: How to Keep Your Family Out of Court and Conflict
  • Estate Planning
  • 2023
  • Legal Conference
  • Important Estate Planning Considerations for Your Financial Advisory Clients
  • 2023
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Dec 31
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"I endorse this attorney. His diligence and professionalism are well-known and his effort to secure the best possible outcome for his clients is second to none."
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