Ms. O'Brien graduated with the highest honors from Lewis University in May 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, double majoring in Criminal / Social Justice and American Studies (History Department).
In 2001, Ms. O'Brien worked for Target Corporation as a human resources manager where she recruited new team members and helped run the Orland Park Target store. Ms. O'Brien then attended DePaul University College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in May 2004. While a law student, she was employed at the National Anti-Vivisection Society as a legal analyst helping maintain http://www.AnimalLaw.com. Ms. O'Brien also clerked with a Joliet law firm and helped maintain family, felony, and personal injury files.
Ms. O'Brien was licensed as an attorney with the Supreme Court of Illinois in November 2004 and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in January 2005. After her admittance in 2004, Ms. O'Brien was employed as an associate attorney at a Joliet law firm where she concentrated in family law, but also had litigation experience in criminal defense, personal injury, and administrative hearings. She opened her own law practice in November 2008 and concentrates on family law.
In March 2008, Ms. O'Brien earned a Professional Certification in Divorce Mediation Skills Training from the School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern University. Shortly thereafter, she branched out from the typical family law litigation and became a Fellow of Collaborative Divorce Illinois. More information about collaborative divorce can be found at https://collaborativedivorceillinois.org/.
Ms. O'Brien is active in the following organizations: Will County Bar Association; Will County Women’s Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; and Rotary Club of Joliet. Ms. O'Brien was the President of the Will County Bar Association for the 2019 to 2020 membership year.
Ms. O'Brien has been named a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 in family law by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Erin Webster O'Brien, P.C. was honored to be a recipient of the Herald News Best of Will County Readers' Choice Award in the lawyer/law firm category in which it was voted as a top three law firm in Will County.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2004||12/20/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating||Avvo||2021|
|3 Best Divorce Lawyers in Joliet, IL||Three Best Rated||2020|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorney||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2019|
|Best of Will County Readers' Choice Award in law firm category||Herald News||2018|
|Top 40 Under 40 in Matrimonial and Family Law||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40 in Matrimonial and Family Law||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40 in Matrimonial and Family Law||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Professional Certification in Divorce Mediation Skills Training||School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern University||2008|
|Owner||Erin Webster O'Brien, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Owner||Erin Webster O'Sullivan, P.C.||2008 - 2015|
|Mock Trial Coach||Lewis University||2007 - 2008|
|Associate Attorney||Chuck Bretz & Associates, P.C.||2004 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Will County Women's Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Joliet||Member||2009 - Present|
|Collaborative Divorce Illinois||Fellow||2008 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||President||2019 - 2020|
|PRWEB||Joliet Attorney Erin Webster O’Brien Named WCBA President for 2019-2020||2019|
|DePaul University College of Law||Juris Doctor||2004|
|Lewis University||Bachelor of Arts||2000|
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