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Patrick Jonathan O'Hara

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Patrick OHara

  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 11 years
    California - CA 15 years
    Texas - TX 16 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

Before the age of 30, Mr. O’Hara had already taken cases to verdict as lead trial counsel in legal actions, where millions of dollars were in dispute.  Before founding The O'Hara Law Firm, Mr. O'Hara was employed by a law firm as lead trial counsel for a litigation group of approximately twenty attorneys.  Mr. O'Hara is routinely asked to serve as lead trial counsel by other prestigious law firms and seasoned attorneys for their clients.  He has represented injured victims as well as businesses in state courts, federal courts and in international arbitration.

Patrick O'Hara has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. For reference: no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in each state are named Rising Stars.  He has also been named a Top Lawyer by Houstonia Magazine and received a rating from Avvo of superb.

Mr. O’Hara attended Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude as salutatorian of his class. He earned additional recognition as Order of the Barristers and Order of the Coif. He is licensed to practice in Texas, California and Louisiana.

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Location

O'Hara Law Firm
14550 Torrey Chase Blvd., Suite 260
Houston, TX, 77014
Patrick Jonathan O'Hara
3207 Mercer St., #206
Houston, TX, 77027
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Reviews

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Posted by Kiki | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Put your trust in Patrick O’Hara
Put your trust in Patrick O’Hara. He is brilliant. He is approachable. He is reliable. He return his calls. He is on top of his cases. He is a strong negotiator. I got hurt, he had my back. He believed me and fought for every penny. He got my money. I am absolutely satisfied with his performance and the results we got. Totally recommend this lawyer and would not hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by Kristen | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication
He called me immediately and I called back to give my information. He called back the same day to take my case. He sent the paperwork right away and I just sent it back. So far I am very impressed with his quick response and communication.
Posted by Rick | August 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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We found Mr. O'Hara to be an extremely courteous, polite, well spoken man. He was also very sensative in regards to our tragic situation. He took the time to listen and be patient while we were, no doubt, quite emotional. I feel that we were lucky to get hooked up with Patrick. He's a real professional. I'd recommend him to anyone. P.S. He also returns phone calls promptly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine and Stand-Up Attorney
Patrick went above and beyond expectations while handling an extremely fragile case for myself and my family. Patrick went the extra mile through each and every step to keep us well informed. I will never regret my decision in hiring this fine individual that stayed on top of all aspects of the case from beginning to finish. There was not a single instance in when I was not able to reach Patrick to discuss or get an update throughout the case. The results were exactly what was agreed to and explained the first day we spoke. I will highly recommend Mr. O’Hara’s services going forward.
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Posted by Sarah | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mortgage relief in a few weeks
Our mortgage company had been overcharging us (through our escrow account) for almost a year, and refused to correct the error or close the escrow account. We hired Mr. O'Hara, and in less than a month they closed the escrow account, refunded our money, and corrected the payment amount. I highly recommend.
Posted by A.J. | August 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney! Helped us and would use him again.
Patrick was very easy to work with and was very responsive. He help our family fight an apartment complex who went against what they said and promised and tried to charge us a few thousand dollars extra at time of move out. Because of Patrick, the apartment complex, ended up dropping it! I would use him again and recommend Patrick to my friends and family.
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Posted by Adam | June 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Assisted With VW Settlement
Mr. O'Hara was extremely helpful in guiding my wife and I in the VW Settlement, and was very responsive to our email inquiries (even though we live in Idaho). After the settlement was announced, he called us promptly to address potential aspects of client awards. We would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Patrick.
Patrick O'Hara is absolutely one of the best lawyers I have ever used. He was always prepared and gave 110% He did an outstanding job for me. If you are looking for a qualified, productive and passionate attorney, Patrick O'Hara is your lawyer!
Posted by Joanie | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clients Leona Wills and family
Patrick was wonderful. He answered all our questions. Gave great advice and was so very knowledgeable about the kind of case we had with Kohl's. He was very supportive and kept us informed of each time he spoke with the Kohl's lawyers.
Posted by Verda | December 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets Results!
As an 85 year old widow, I felt a lot of stress having to deal with litigation relating to a bank matter. Patrick was always available to fully and precisely explain my options and how the process worked. He was on top of it every step of the way, and I am so grateful for his assistance. He was willing to fight for the underdog and got outstanding results. Patrick was tough and tenacious, but really cared about his client. He was referred to me and I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a legal challenge.
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Posted by Vanessa | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Highly Recommended
Patrick O'Hara is absolutely the best attorney I have ever used. Mr. O'Hara was always prepared for every meeting, hearing and appearance we scheuled. He is extremely intelligent and nobody could have handled my case better. If you are looking for a qualified, productive and passionate attorney, stop looking now and use Patrick O'Hara.
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Posted by Jacob | October 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Big Firm Results with Small Firm Individualized Care
Patrick is a lawyer who puts his clients' interests above his own. He truly cares about his clients. He answered all of my questions and called me back every time I called with a question. He recovered 100% of my losses for me in my case. He is the lawyer you want in your corner every time. He got me big firm results and gave me small firm individual attention. I never felt like I was just another number.
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Posted by Web | May 18, 2015
Patrick O'Hara is my trusted lawyer
I am where I am because of Patrick O'Hara. His legal work has helped propel my young family in many ways. He is a tenacious litigator and negotiator. His bite is felt across many realms to include: real estate law, business law, and startups.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
Super Negotiator - Super Outcome
I have used Mr. O'Hara on two separate cases..one very unlike the other. One case was very involved in contractual detail, requiring astute negotiation skills as the situation was grave and complex. Mr. O'Hara is amazing . His availability and communication was open, very clear and precise which allowed me to not only understand the workings of my case, but allowed me to interact with confidence in making the right choices afforded me. The outcome was more than I ever imagined..he not only took care of problems of acute concern, but protected me in all future liabilities. On a personal note, I feel Mr. O'Hara does not fit the average "Attorney" mold. He is really a good guy, very caring, with a strong sense of ethics.
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Posted by Adrian | February 26, 2015
Restoring Humanity through the Practice of Law
I hired Patrick to handle a pressing legal case. I've worked with a number of attorney's in the past, but few have made the commitment to providing guidance through a case. Most lawyers want to limit their contact with clients to just the bare minimum while maximizing their billable hours. Patrick takes the exact opposite approach. He gave me a crash course in legal proceedings: depositions, pleadings, discovery, etc. His staff keep me up to date on every development in the case. He collaborated with one of the top expert witnesses in the area of my case and negotiated a rate that was unheard of in the industry. He made me feel as if I was a member of the legal team and we were in this together. That speaks directly to my personality style because I tend to want to know what's going on and be a part of the solution instead of passively accepting the imbalance justice that can occur without a great lawyer. Most lawyers run a risk calculation around the likelihood of high financial returns and the probability of winning. Patrick approaches things from a pragmatic approach, but he never forgets the human element associated with a case. He clearly explained all the viable options with me, and helped me to come to a conclusion that allowed for both a sense of restored justice and financial restitution. Most lawyers would have passed on my case because of the effort needed to force the opponent's hand. Patrick, from a sense of right over wrong, did not abandon my case and encouraged me not to settle for less than what the law and our conscious knew was right based upon the evidence provided. In the end, we settled the case before trail for the full value it would have brought when the verdict came down in our direction sans punitive damages (which were likely but not guaranteed). He taught me that by settling at this point we would be more likely to receive all the money faster and allow the healing through restitution to occur. This meant a reduction in the amount of fees he would personally be able to collect, but he was looking out for my best interest. We could have dragged the case out for another year and bleed the defendant dry, or do the noble thing and agree on a compromise that was best for all. He cares deeply about his clients for the humanity they bring to the practice of law. I'm proud to refer to him as "my attorney", but I'm most thankful for the friendship that I've gained from our professional and personal time together. I now whence when I hear lawyer jokes because I first think of my friend Patrick O'Hara, and he doesn't match the butt of those jokes. (Pun intended) You can tell a lot about a man through his family, and I've had the pleasure of meeting Patrick's lovely wife and their children. He's done a wonderful job raising kids along with his amazing wife. If you want a dedicated, moral and ethical lawyer, than Patrick is your guy. If you want another run f the mill lawyer that runs up the "clock", than pass him over because he doesn't do average well.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2012
Talented Young Lawyer
I was burned in an accident at work. Patrick got me more money than I expected. He kept me informed and answered my calls immediately or returned them shortly after calling.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-600 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • O'Hara Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Jacobs O'Hara McMullen, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • O'Hara Law Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Lanier Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2014
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Edwards, et al. v. Lemmond, et al.
  • Settled
  • oel Lovell v. Remington Arms Company LLC et al.
  • Settled
  • Robert Wood v. John Crane
  • Plaintiff Verdict

Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • TRIAL
  • Taking a Stand for Justice: A Widow Leads the Way
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Trying an Asbestos Case – How to get the W
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • 2012
  • Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (14)
Endorse Patrick
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. O'Hara on several matters, and he is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. Mr. O'Hara is dedicated to his clients and works tirelessly in his representation of them. His ability to advocate for his clients in the courtroom, whether in front of a judge or jury, is unmatched. He is someone that is always keeping his his clients' best interests in mind. Over the years I have had the ability to confer with Mr. O'Hara on complicated matters, and his insight is invaluable. Anyone seeking a strong advocate and a high level of representation can find it with this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Patrick. Not only he is intelligent, hard working, and compassionate for his clients, he is also an amazing father and friend. Patrick has an impeccable reputation in the legal community, and his presence in the courtroom is untouchable."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I whole-heartedly endorse Patrick. He was an invaluable asset on a dog bite case I tried last year. Patrick is really an expert in this area of law and I would trust him as my lawyer!"
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Mr. O'Hara. He is an excellent attorney that cares deeply about his clients and their cause. His attention to detail work ethic is unmatched."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Excellent litigator and very dedicated to his clients."
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Strong litigator and excellent client advocate. You want this attorney on your side."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an exceptional attorney in all facets of the profession."
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is an excellent litigator. He is a tenacious trial attorney and a seasoned negotiator. He truly cares about his clients."
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Patrick's intelligence and dedication to his clients make him an excellent lawyer."
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