5.0 stars 51 totalReview Thomas O'Brien
Posted by David
When I first decided to file for SSDI, everyone told me I needed a lawyer. I had never hired a lawyer before so I asked my parents for advice. They set me up with a disability attorney who was a friend of a family friend. I thought I’d be fine. Unfortunately, a few weeks before my scheduled hearing, this lawyer dropped my case.
I panicked. I was abandoned at a critical time. Luckily I came across Thomas O’Brien’s profile on AVVO.com. He had a lot of client reviews and they were all excellent. Most importantly, one of the first reviews I read was from a client who had been in my situation and had a favorable outcome (first lawyer dropped the case shortly before the hearing and Thomas O’Brien saved the day).
So I called Mr. O’Brien’s office. I spoke with Tracy Sugg, his paralegal. I told her my story. She’s the best. Tracy immediately put me at ease with her compassion, knowledge, thoroughness, and clarity. Most importantly, she expressed confidence in my case, which renewed my confidence that I had lost after my previous attorney had dumped me.
So we got to work. First Tracy helped me get a continuance for my hearing. Then Tracy and her coworker, Siana, worked with me to gather all of my medical records from my various doctors (no small task!). The medical records form the bulk of any case, so this evidence gathering is extremely important. I am very grateful for the hard work Tracy and Siana did on my behalf.
I felt well taken care of every step of the way. Whenever I called Mr. O’Brien, Tracy, or Siana, they would either pick up or return my call promptly (which is something that didn’t always happen with my first attorney’s office). A few weeks before my new hearing date, Mr. O’Brien prepared me for what kinds of questions the judge would ask. Based on the evidence Tracy and Siana had gathered, Mr. O’Brien reiterated that I had a very strong case. He used this evidence to file a brief with the judge.
All of the prep paid off. On the day of the hearing, Mr. O’Brien and I walked into that courtroom 100% ready. Mr. O’Brien couldn’t have presented my case to the judge any better. He is very talented. And I couldn’t have received a better outcome: The judge issued a bench decision in my favor.
Bottom line: Thomas O’Brien and his support team (Tracy and Siana) are effective, efficient, professional, thorough, knowledgeable, polite, and compassionate. They're everything you want. If you need a disability attorney, I recommend you give their office a call today.
Posted by Lynn Hart
Excellent service fantastic office. Tracey was the best. Always willing to answer any questions my husband and I had with his disability claim .
Posted by Susan Victoria Braden
Mr.O'Brien worked hard on my case.they were alway in contact with me. I cold call them anytime. They would explain any questions I had about my social security disability. He works hard for you.
Posted by anonymous
I had an excellent experience with Mr. O’Brien and his staff. After working as a paralegal for over 25 years I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and then Parkinson’s shortly after. Needless to say it was an incredibly stressful time. But Mr. O’Brien and his paralegal Tracy Sugg took care of all the necessary documentation making it much less stressful and I eventually received a fully favorable ruling. Thank you Mr. O’Brien and Tracy for all hard work and kindness. I could not have had a better attorney.
Posted by Danny
Excellent! I was in a very bad situation, I filed the case myself and was rejected, then hired an attorney specialized in SSDI. I thought he and his team were take care of it for me. Only, I was surprised by the 1st attorney’s paralegal just 2-3 days before the hearing, he fired me and told me that he can not represent me in the hearing. Was not able to speak with the attorney, nor was provided any specific reasons.
I called the court and explained my situation, and was granted continuance, in the mean time was told this is only continuance I was going to get and the judge was not very happy.
Call my families and friends for suggestion, and finally found Mr. O’Brien’s information and wonderful reviews. Called the number, spoke with Ms. Tracy Suggs right away, after explained my situation and my conditions. By the way, Ms. Suggs was beyond wonderful, what a sweet heart with lots of love and patience. The case was moved forward, Mr. O’Brien and Ms. Suggs was on top of it, kept me informed, and obtained all necessary documents themselves. I practically did nothing but kept up the doctor’s visits, medicines, rests, and sleeps.
Went to hearing few months later and was granted FULLY FAVORABLE decision. Can not ask for better team than Mr. O’Brien and Ms. Suggs, they are prompt, professional, courteous, knowledge, and honest.
From initial and repeated denials and fired by my previous attorney, I was fortunate to have a wonderful and excellent team of Mr. O’Brien and Ms. Suggs. They walked me through the process and explained what to expect.
I know I owe you more than just say THANK YOU, but from bottom of my heart THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I am forever grateful.
Posted by Angel
Tom and Tracy were efficient, informative and extremely helpful throughout my process. Their legal skills are above board and I would recommend this team to anyone! They answered all my questions so I could understand what was going on at every moment, they kept me updated throughout the process, and advised me how to help my case along. And everything worked out perfectly. I would hire them again for sure. Great job, Tomas and Tracy!
Posted by joseph allen
Mr. O'Brien and and his office team was the right choice for me or anyone seeking disability. The granting of disability can be a long process and Tom and Tracy in his office where there for me every step of the way until approval.
More importantly they where very detailed in preparing every aspect of my case by......
1) Gathered medical evidence, submitted it to Social Security, and ensured that it was exhibited.
2) Provided rapid responses to phone or email inquiries.
3) Prepared accurate and timely paperwork and responses to Social Security inquiries.
4) Drafted a comprehensive pre-hearing brief that explained your case to the judge, summarized the evidence, and was sent with enough time for the judge to review before the hearing.
5) Offered clear advocacy and direction when conversing with the judge at the hearing.
6) Provided comprehensive pre-hearing counseling explaining the issues, and what to expect.
Posted by Robert
Yes from day one Mr obrien took care of me if I had any questions he got back quickly and explained things in ways I understood. When we went to the hearing he explained exactly how the hearings were going to go on which eased my nerves. I recommend Thomas Obrien firm
Posted by Wendy
An amazing lawyer who I can recommend to friends and family that may need help get approved for SSI or SSDI. Thank you very much for your help Mr. O'Brien.
Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Mr. O’Brien by another attorney to help with my disability filing. He and his assistant Tracy walked me through the process of filing for disability and through the appeal process when my initial filing was denied. They were always available by phone or email to answer my questions and put me at ease. The time and care they took with every step of the process made me feel confident in knowing I chose the right firm to represent me. I’m truly thankful for Tracy and Mr. O’Brien for walking me through the process and would recommend them to anyone looking for someone to represent them in their disability case.