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Daniel J. O'Brien

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 39 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    24%
    I repesent individuals who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries in car and truck accidents. We handle a low volume of these cases, and we give these cases and these clients exactly the same level of attention as our clinents who have been injured in other types of cases.

    40 years, 250 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    24%
    I have handled injury cases arising out of dangerous products for many years. I work with the very best engineering experts to analyze the design/performance factors that lead to the accidents. I have a track record of success in cases against some of the largest corporations in the world.

    40 years, 100 cases

  3. Personal injury
    24%
    I ahndle a range of cases falling under the "personal injury" heading. These include construction accident cases, industrial/factory accidents, serious dog attack cases, cases involving negligent security, cases involving negligent property management, liquor liability and hotel liability.

    40 years, 250 cases

  4. Brain injury
    23%
    I have significant experience representing individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in construction, motor vbehicle, bicycle and sports and recreation accident cases. I have written a book on evidentiary issues related to mild traumatic brain injury cases. A free copy can be ordered at www.thepanjinjurylawyers.com.

    40 years, 50 cases

  5. Animal and dog bites
    5%

   I've been a personal injury lawyer since 1984.  I handle cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  I represent only individuals who have been seriously injured in accidents caused by the carelessness of others.  I've been blessed with tremendous success in my practice.  The key to this success has been the fact that I put the interests and needs of my clients before my own ego.  I've developed a large population of former clients with whom I stay in regular contact through monthly mailings and other contacts.  Please visit my website at www.thepanjinjurylawyers.com to hear what several of my former clients have to say.

   I'm married and have two young children. I'm very active coaching their sports teams.  I serve as the President of the Whitpain Recreation Association and as the Athletic Director of the Saint Helena School in Blue Bell, PA.

    I am an active triathlete.  I've completed over 100 triathlons, including multiple ironman distance races.  I serve on the Legal Committee of USA Triathlon.  I also enjoy fishing with my son and playing guitar, mandolin and banjo with my band, the Country Westernaires.

Location

White and Williams LLP
1650 Market Street
Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA, 191037395
White & Williams LLP
457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 400
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002-2220
White and Williams, LLP
The Atrium
East 80 Route 4
Paramus, NJ, 07652-2647
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Posted by Nick | July 19, 2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
Dan has handled several cases for our family and provided services and results that by any standard would be considered outstanding. He is unique in the sense that he keeps you informed of his progress, answers your calls and truly cares about his clients...not to mention his expertise and ability to maximize the potential for your case. The best recommendation I could give Dan is that if I ever needed representation again, I would not hesitate a second to call him!
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Posted by Rosemary | July 19, 2010
Review of a trusted professional
Dan was a tremendous attorney and confident to me during one of the toughest times of my life (following my auto accident). His primary focus was to make all of me whole again...not just the part that dealt with his case. Dan went out of his way to help me with issues outside his case which impacted my overall wellness. Having never used or even spoken to an attorney before, Dan was easy to approach. He listened and cared. I trusted him implicitly will all aspects of my case and highly recommend his services!~
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Posted by Eric | July 17, 2010
Exceptional Lawyer
A few years ago I was injured while riding my bike by a motorvehicle. Dan was recommended by a friend, as I could no longer engage in exercise activities. Dan kept me informed every step of the way, answered all my questions, and has even kept in touch with me, though my case has been over for a couple of years. Dan doesn't make you feel like he has to care about you because you are his client, he really just cares. He was always honest about his expectations, and never exaggerated a possible settlement in order to make himself look good. I was truely happy with the end result of hiring him and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by James & Lori | July 16, 2010
FIVE STAR ATTORNEY...EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION WITH CLIENT. THE BEST EVER...
In June of 1998 I fell 40 ft from a roof onto the pavement. I was in intensive care for 2 weeks and then rehab for over 4 months. My wife just had a baby and I fell 2 weeks later. All the attorney's that people recommended just said you have no case. One after another said the same thing. After meeting Mr. O'Brien who was referred by my cousin Mr. O'Brien was there for us. When every other attorney turned us away, Mr. O'Brien actually sat down with us and found something that no other attorney even bothered to look for. He found out that we did have a case, not with just one company, but with three companies. And over the course of time Mr. O'Brien worked day and night to get all of our cases settled and to make sure we were properly compensated for the injuries that I received. Every phone call was answered promptly and always by Mr. O'Brien. Even if he was away on business, or out of the state, he called us back that day. He is amazing. Not only was he our attorney, but he became our friend. He was at our wedding. I have used other attorney's before, but none have the experience or caring that Mr. O'Brien displays. He truly cares about his clients and he is passionate about his work. You will not find another attorney who is this dedicated to his job. He is honest and he will tell you the absolute truth. He won't lie to you. I have recommended Mr. O'Brien on several occasions. To this day, we still stay in touch and If I have a problem with anything, he is always there for me and my family. I have been permanently disabled since my accident, but thanks to Mr. O'Briens diligence and perseverance, I can provide for my family with dignity and for that I am so very grateful to have Mr. Dan O'Brien as our attorney and as our friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • White & Williams LLP
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bus Accident Case
  • The dollar terms of the settlement are confidential.

Associations

  • American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • St. Helena CYO Board
  • Athletic Director
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Whitpain Recreation Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super LAwyers
  • 2005

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Use of Videotape Depositions
  • How to Use Depositions
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania CLE
  • The Use of Videotaped Discovery Depositions
  • 2012
  • Handling the Dog Bite Case
  • Dog Bite Cases in Pennsylvania
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania CLE
  • Construction Site Accident Litigation
  • 1997
  • Pennsylvania Auto Law Update
  • Underinsured Motorist Litigation
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (16)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of another’s negligence whether it is a property owner, manufacturer or negligent driver Daniel J. O'Brien is the first person you should call to protect your legal rights. After practicing law for 35 years I have learned firsthand what it means to have an expert like Daniel at my side."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He is a great attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Dan for years. He is a terrific attorney who works very hard for his clients. I'd highly recommend that you give him a call and request his free information if you think you may have a case."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel and his team would be my first contact if I had questions about my personal injury case in Philadelphia. Daniel and his team conveys legal concepts in plain English and are very helpful and knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan O'Brien as a hard-working and trustworthy personal injury lawyer. If I was injured in Philadelphia I would not hesitate to call Dan O'Brien."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Other
"I recently met Dan O'Brien in a national meeting and was immediately impressed with his rare combination of legal knowledge and compassion for his clients. If you have been injured in the Philadelphia, PA are do yourself a favor and call Dan O'Brien before you make your next move."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my 24 years of practicing law and as a fellow Philadelphia attorney, I've known Dan for sometime now. He is insightful and a top notch person."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Other
"I know that Dan works hard to educate his clients. Many attorneys fail to keep their clients informed, and very few bother to explain the law to their clients. Dan is different and he tries hard to make sure his clients are educated at every step of the process."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Other
"I wholly endorse Dan O'Brien. Dan is top of the line, consistently achieving success. You can't go wrong with him. Philadelphia, here is someone you need to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dan O'Brien because he is an outstanding attorney and is recognized by lawyers nationwide as one who provides exceptional service to his clients. You could not make a better choice than to select Dan as your attorney if you or your family members need a top notch attorney in the Philadelphia area."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a very skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney helping clients in the Philadelphia area. I recommend his law firm."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a highly skilled personal injury litigator who runs a top notch practice. Philadelphia has a great asset in Daniel O'Brien."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Other
"Dan is a hard working, diligent attorney who will stop at nothing to get the job done. His many years of successful legal representation are a testament to this. I can recommend him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you hire Dan O'Brien, you get a problem solver. Dan works hard to resolve the issues you know and the ones you may not. Dan cares about his clients and his results show it. I happily endorse Dan O'Brien."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on my experiences with Dan I have found him to be an exceptional attorney who is focused on informing his clients and ensuring that they receive the legal representation that is needed when faced with a serious injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan O'Brien is a wonderful attorney who cares profoundly for his clients and the results he obtains for them. I have never known him to get anything other than a suberb outcome on a case. He is practical, fair, highly ethical and extremely demanding of himself. He is accessible to his clients and leaves no stone unturned in winning his cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan is one of the brightest lawyers I know. He obtains great results for his clients and is well respected in the legal community."
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