Posted by Joseph
I had already been in a very difficult position and spent the last 6 years in a nasty custody battle when I first contacted Joe O'Brien. I explained to him my situation and he immediately took on my case, when plenty of other attorneys had recently told me it was a losing case, and they wouldn't accept me as a client. I knew it wasn't a losing case. I cannot put into words the helpless position I felt I was in. Countless court dates and continuances for over half a decade with 3 prior attorneys, 4 different judges, countless funds thrown out the window, and still things were looking as bleak as ever, I felt I had gotten nowhere. Then I contacted Joe O'Brien and after 3 consecutive successful court dates in a row later, with Joe as my attorney, I had reached my goal in a fraction of the time it had already taken. He knows the system, he knows what may come up and prepares you for it, and he knows as a parent himself how important this all was to me. I very highly recommend his services, he is a great guy and a great lawyer.
Posted by Gina
I was referred to Joe by two of my family members who at the time had been using his services and highly recommended that I reach out to him in regards to my own need of legal council. After all has been said and done, I'm definitely happy I did because he couldn't have done a better job in getting my divorce finalized in such a short period of time. He kept me in the loop throughout the entire process and was always very professional, keeping my best interests in mind. After all is said and done I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer they could trust and someone they can count on to get the job done. Thank you again Joe for all of your help. I very much appreciate everything.
Posted by Michael
Joe is a great attorney. Besides an attorney, he is a regular guy and a family man that understands your needs when you consult with him, he is honest, knowledgeable, and very professional. When he is in court, he is a machine. Nothing gets past him. Detail oriented and very impressive. He really knows his stuff and is a great trial attorney! He really cares about his clients and the result of your case shows his passion for his profession. He did an outstanding job for me which wasn't a simple everyday divorce case. I was very pleased in the way he handled it from beginning to end and the office staff is outstanding. They are always available for you and very accommidating. Joe never leaves you hanging and unsure in any way. Joe Obrien is well recognized and respected by his peers. The reason is he's just a straight shooter that delivers results. Just a damn good attorney and not to mention very reasonable as far as his fees. You get way more than you pay for when you hire Joe Obrien and walk away with piece of mind!
Posted by Mohammed
I hired Joe after looking at reviews on AVVO and he met beyond my expectations. My case was really complex. There were lot of aspects of the settlement that me and my Ex was not agreeing to…which end up with lot of dispositions of different family members. My Ex started sending lot of subpoenas to my banks, credit card companies, My work and it was really stressful and at one time I just wanted to agree on everything she wanted but Joe helped me a lot on dealing with all the issues and we fought really well in the court with all the things she was coming up with. My case went on for 2 years because of one of the lawyer I hired before Joe was very greedy and he tried to make my case more complex and top of that he didn’t know what he was doing. Once he was trying to do child support calculation worksheet and couldn’t do it. That point of time I realize he is useless. I don’t know how these kind a people can just become lawyers. So after 16 months I fired him from my case and hired Joe and he fixed lot of mess which I was in. Joe did a wonderful job in fixing things that was left from my previous lawyer and worked really hard to get me on track. He is very open and very prompt in responding with in no time if I had any questions regarding my case. I highly recommend Joe.
Posted by anonymous
Joe is bye far the best attorney I've ever been associated with. He is very prompt, knowledgeable, and has you're best interest. Joe is thorough, and makes you feel comfortable in everyway possible. I would highly recommend his services. I was blown away with his professionalism, 10 out of 10!!
Posted by Jack
I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with Joe and his representation through my divorce. Let me start off by saying I think he is the most accessible lawyer I have ever known or heard of. Doesn't matter whether you email, text, or call him, he will either return it within 10 minutes or by the end of the day. He never leaves you hanging, answers all your questions, and doesn't nickel and dime you for every conversation you have. By not nickel and diming you for every email, call, or text...I think it shows that he truly wants to resolve your concerns and isn't interested in just racking up your bill. I had a rough divorce, and it was a hostile break up and Joe was there every step of the way to make sure I avoided any potential criminal charges based on false accusations my ex wife started to make. We prevailed on everything and he was incredibly supportive. My ex attorney dragged on what should have been an easy 4 month at most divorce, but Joe again didn't nickel and dime me along the way. He kept the costs reasonable and no lie...I cannot think of one time we went to court and lost a motion. It didn't help my ex's attorney was a criminal defense lawyer and I felt I could have done a better job, but Joe was still on top of every motion. Every time we went to court it was super fast and the results were more than acceptable on my end. We didn't spend all day in court, we were in and out and business was taken care. I have zero complaints about Joe and think he already is and will be a fantastic divorce lawyer for anyone in need. I was so pleased with him and trust him so much that I referred him to my sister who unfortunately is going through a divorce of her own. I also referred him to another family friend going through a rough divorce who had been screwed over by his previous divorce lawyer. Everyone I know who has hired him is amazed at his skill, knowledge, and trustworthiness. Before you look anywhere else, go have a consultation with Joe...you will walk out there saying "this is my guy!"
Posted by JB
If you are looking for a divorce attorney, Joe is absolutely the best person for the job! Joe represented me during my divorce proceedings. I first came across him on this site, and after reading the reviews posted here, I felt that he was the right person to work with me. Every positive comment on this site is so true! After meeting him, I knew I had made the right choice. Joe is compassionate, patient, exceptionally knowledgeable about the law, and is a straight shooter. His integrity and dedication to his clients is unquestioned, and he will always go the extra mile for you. During the entire process, he always took the time to thoughtfully reply to any questions or concerns that I had and had a very reasonable approach to every issue that arose. He is very reasonable with his fees, and will treat you fairly. The most important concern for me above everything was having as much time with my two children as I could, and I had to enter into a custody dispute with my ex wife. Divorce is hard enough as it is, but losing precious time with your children is the worst aspect. With Joe’s help, I was able to fight for and receive equal time with my children! I feel so fortunate and thankful that Joe truly lives up to his reputation. Thanks so much for everything, Joe!
Posted by anonymous
After interviewing 20+ attorneys in Chicago area. I sat down with Joe twice before i hired him as my attorney. He is calm, has a sharp focus and discipline allowed me to succeed on the case. His expenses were reasonable. We setup where we wanted to be by the end of the case and worked diligently on achieving that. I would recommend Joe to anyone as he is truly a great attorney for family law.
Posted by Adria
I knew from my initial meeting with Joe that he was the attorney I wanted to handle my case.
He always kept me updated on my divorce process through email or phone calls and if I called him he called back very quickly.
My divorce was pretty simple and when a situation arose that could of prevented it from getting finalized Joe did not back down and went he extra step to get me divorced.
The day of court I was a nervous wreck and his calm, caring demeanor eased my anxiety and I knew I was in good hands with a Awesome attorney.
I will continue to recommend him to anyone asking for a referral for a divorce lawyer.
He is honestly the BEST!
Posted by Tess
I was 2 weeks away from PreTrial and needed a new attorney because previous attorneys were too costly. Attorney Joe O''Brien saved my life! I was in for the fight of my life. I was married for 2.4 years to a man who misrepresented himself to me. He lied about his education, wealthy, and everything in between. In essence he was a con-artist who tried to take advantage of new amendments to The Illinois Family Law and gain control of my businesses. Atty. Joe O'Brien did not let that happen. He tore my ex-husband up on that stand. He exposed his motives and fraudulent practices. Atty Joe O'Brien is young Matlock. He is professional, prepared, and precise. He thinks quick on his feet and negotiates well. In the end I received sole possession on marital residence, businesses, land and so much more. I highly recommend Attorney Joe O'Brien!!!!