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Criminal Defense, DUI, Divorce, Custody, Military Law, Federal Criminal Law! Call 757.847.9119Experienced, Effective, Zealous Defense - We will help you! Call 757.847.9119 today!We fight for your rights, so that you can protect ours! Former Army JAG. Call 757.847.9119 today!In Federal Court you need an intelligent, hard working, aggressive advocate to stand up for you!
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2006||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Meritorious Service Medal (3)||Army||2002|
|Army achievement medal||Army||1997|
|Owner/Member||The O'Brien Law Firm||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Gochenour, Boyle & O'Brien, P.L.C.||2012 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Hampton Public Defender's Office||2006 - 2012|
|Assistant Federal Public Defender||Federal Public Defender Western District of Pennsylvania||2002 - 2004|
|Judge Advocate (JAG)||U.S. Army||1993 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Windsor Castle Park Foundation Board||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Hampton Bar Association||Secretary (2008-2010)||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer||N/A||2006 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Admitted to Practice||2004 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces||Admitted to Practice||1993 - Present|
|Federal District Court or Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to practice||N/A|
|Commonwealth of Virginia v. B.M.||Not Guilty|
|Commonwealth of Virginia v. J.T.W||Not Guilty|
|U.S. v. B||Reversed Conviction|
|See all legal cases|
|Justice Denied||Federal Conviction of Non-Existant Crime Tossed||2004|
|Lancaster Intelligencer Journal||Federal judge overturns convictions in fraudulent receipt case||2004|
|Pittsburgh Post Gazette||Carjacking Suspect Found Guilty, Faces life Term||2004|
|Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||Man Charged in Anthrax Hoax to Plead Guilty||2003|
|Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette||Woman gets probation for prostitution||2003|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1993|
|Xavier University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
Posted by Kris
I chose Crystina as my attorney because of her military background and figured we would share common ground as I was retired Navy. I was right, she was exactly what I wanted/needed. Not only is she aggressive in her style but extremely intelligent in court. Nothing, and I mean nothing slips by or goes unnoticed by her. She knew from the beginning that my case was a challenge and she rose to the occasion and her performance was flawless. Crystina makes herself very available to her clients. She will return every phone call and email. She will keep you in the loop as your case progresses through the system.
Crystina does not shy away from litigation and will not pressure you to take the plea deal. She loves a challenge and in my case, exceeded all expectations. I cannot say enough of how pleased I was with her performance as my attorney. Her firm is still small enough to where you are not just a client with a checkbook but a person who needs help.
Posted by anonymous
She took time to understand not just the documents of my case but the background and situations that led up to my case. she was always in control of the case even when I thought it should go one way or another she had an early idea about her course of action and carefully crafted the case around what needed to be said and what needed to be heard. she handled the witnesses like a pro and helped me stay at ease - I trusted her and she did not fail.
Posted by Jack
I have a unique case and have been in complete depression for the last 3 days wondering what false accusations could be thrown my way. After 5 minutes of talking to her on the phone, she made me feel at ease about my situation, re-iterated the fact that I was a victim, and advised me to reach out to her when needed and she'll have my back. In 20 minutes she lifted a huge burden off my shoulders, in which I felt like reaching through the phone and hugging her like I knew her. Thank you, Christina, you're now on my speed dial!!!! #simplythebest
Jeffrey Howell, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Few attorneys are as willing as Crystina to go the extra mile for their clients. She is also an excellent mentor, always willing to answer questions from junior attorneys like myself seeking to get established. While I refer most of my family law and military law matters to Crystina, I am comfortable endorsing her in any of her practice areas because I know she will get the job done!
Jamison Rasberry, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. O'Brien's military experience has endowed her with excellent organizational and critical thinking skills ideal in preparing and presenting your case. O'Brien has a staff of attorneys ready to give you the individualized attention that your concerns deserve.