I have focused on the practice of family law for my entire legal career. I have opened up my own firm Opal O'Brien LLC where we do things differently than most other law firms. Our level of service is paramount, and our clients will be able to tell, above all else, that we genuinely care about our clients and getting them the best possible results.
I practice all areas of family law, including, but not limited to, divorce, paternity, child custody, visitation, removal litigation, grandparent visitation, adoption, child support, maintenance and spousal support formerly known as alimony, orders of protection, enforcing court orders and judgments, guardinaship, and post-judgment litigation, in DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall, and Cook County. I do not generally charge my clients for any travel time or parking related expenses.
I also handle appeals. I have argued in front of the Second District Court of Appeals and I have drafted numerous briefs at the Appellate Court level.
I pride myself on keeping my clients informed and in the loop during the divorce process. Communication is paramount in having a successful attorney-client relationship. I have substantial experience trying cases and putting on hearings. I also have the skills to succesfully negotiate cases so as to avoid the expense of a full-blown trial.
My firm also handles criminal defense cases. We handle just about every criminal case, including but not limited to domestic battery, DUI, traffic tickets and other felonies.
I am proud of my recent award of emerging lawyer, a distinction earned by fewer than two percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois who are 40 years old or less or practicing 10 years or less.
Contact me by phone or by email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is 630 703 9176. Consultations are free (on the phone or in person). I will make myself available to meet with you after normal business hours or on weekends.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2008||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2017 Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers||2016|
|2016 Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2015|
|2015 Top Contributer Award||Avvo||2015|
|2014 client's choice award||Avvo||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Cali Award-Secured Transactions||The John Marshall Law School||2008|
|Law Review||The John Marshall Law School||2007|
|Dean's List||The John Marshall Law School||2007|
|Dean's List||The John Marshall Law School||2006|
|Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honors Society||Marquette University||2004|
|Partner||Opal O'Brien LLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Roberts PC||2010 - 2015|
|711 assistant||Cook County State Attorney's Office, Felony Trial Division||2008 - 2008|
|Attorney||Denis J. McKeown and Associates||2008 - 2010|
|Research Assistant||The John Marshall Law School||2007 - 2007|
|Legal Intern||Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Civil Actions Bureau||2007 - 2008|
|Law clerk||The Honorable Richard J. Elrod||2007 - 2007|
|Legal Intern||Cook County Public Defender||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Inns of Court||member||2014 - Present|
|DuPage County Legal Access Committee||N/A||2012 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Young Lawyers Committee||N/A||2011 - 2012|
|John Marshall Law Review||N/A||2006 - 2007|
|Will County Hearing||Successful|
|Oral Argument-Second Circuit Court of Appeals||successful|
|Motion to Terminate Maintenance Based Upon Cohabitation||Successful-maintencance terminated retroactively|
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|The John Marshall Law Review||Is Chicago's Plan for Transformation Promoting Integration or Reinforcing Segregation?||2007|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Marquette University||History||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|Inns of Court||Alternative Fee Arrangements||2014|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Family Law Intake||2014|
|DuPage County Bar Association||(Assisted) Section 503(g) Trusts and "Adult" Child Support under Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act||2011|