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|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 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 Cynthia
Crystina has time and time again proven to be a an exceptional attorney with outstanding results. While in the military she represented soldiers onbehalf of the command presenting outstanding case preparation with high success ratios. I would chose her time and again to defend a soldier or civilian in a criminal law situation. She has also proven to be an expert in administrative law and always provided me with expert information allowing me, as a military commander to make the appropriate legal decision. I can't think of another attorney that I would select to represent a client in need of criminal defense or advice. She served not only as a United States military attorney providing clear, concise case advice and action to commanders in combat units, but continues to defend expertly in a civilian community. This is the attorney you need to represent your case or provide advice.
Posted by matthew
Overall she was great. One of the first thing she asked me are what are my goals for the case an d she exceed my goals and expections thanks again Christina! Definatley recommend her!!
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.