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Daniel O'Brien

Litigation Attorney at Dripping Springs, TX

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Dan O'Brien

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Commercial and general civil litigation including, but not limited to, business disputes, real estate, oil and gas, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, partnerships/fiduciaries, breach of contract, debt collection, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, insurance (bad faith/prompt pay), and assorted business torts

    23 years

  2. Real estate
    25%
    Real estate litigation and transactional work, Homeowner association disputes, property damages, easements, etc.

    23 years

  3. Estate planning
    10%

    8 years

  4. Probate
    10%

    8 years

  5. Business
    5%
    Transactional work for businesses of all types, including corporate formation, contract drafting, lease agreements, employment matters, and asset purchase agreements.

    23 years

Dan focuses on real estate litigation and transactions, estate planning and probate, and general civil litigation matters. He draws on his experience as a former County Court at Law Judge in Hays County handling thousands of civil and criminal matters. He is an AV-Preeminent rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer® (a Thompson Reuters rating service) in the area of General Litigation. He served as briefing attorney to Justice Davie L. Wilson of the First Court of Appeals in Houston before practicing for several years in the commercial litigation section of a large Austin-based law firm. In addition to representing Firm clients, he is a qualified mediator providing mediation and arbitration services in Dripping Springs and the surrounding area.


Dan is a former President and director of the Hays County Bar Association, a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the University of Texas School of Law’s Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, and a former Barrister Member of the Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court. In 2019, he was awarded the Hays County Bar Association’s Service Award.


Dan has served in numerous community leadership roles, including as director of The Burke Center for Youth, The Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, and HCWC (Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center). He is also a past Commissioner and President of North Hays EMS and former Commissioner of the Dripping Springs Emergency Management Commission.

Location

Baker & Robertson
171 Benney Lane
Bldg II
Dripping Springs, TX, 78620

Reviews

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Posted by Don | March 12, 2013
Condo Association
Mr. O'Brien represented our association after a flood destroyed our condo homes. Thanks to his knowledge and hard work, we were able reach a successful resolution with the city and made it possible for our owners to recoup their losses. Dan always kept us informed about each step of the process. I hope I never experience another tragic event like we did, but if I do I want Dan on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2011
Intelligent, Trustworthy, Courteous
Mr. O'Brien was courteous and professional, seemed very sincere and knowledgeable. He resolved our case in a quick and efficient manner and was very reasonable as far as rates and billing. I would definitely recommend him to others and definitely use him again if I ever need to.
Posted by Kelvin | August 30, 2010
Director of Retail Services
Mr. O'Brien represented my partnership on several real estate related issues and did a great job on getting the issues resolved.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Baker & Robertson
  • 2023 - Present
  • Judge
  • Hays County Court at Law No. 3
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Daniel O'Brien, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Brackett & Ellis, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Clark, Thomas & Winters, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Texas First Court of Appeals, Houston
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Baylor University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Non-degree studies (Mediation)
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Daimler Chrysler Services, N.A. v. Carl Rogers, et al.; Case No. C200900460, in the 249th Dist. Ct. (Johnson County,TX)
  • Summary judgment in favor of client
  • Nashville Texas, Inc. v. City of Burleson, et al; Case No. 3:10-cv-01210-G in U.S. District Court (N.D. Tex.)
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of commercial landlord
  • Daimler Chrysler Service, N.A. v. Tex. Dep't of Tranps., et al; No. 10-11-00142-CV (Waco Court of Appeals)
  • Summary judgment in favor of client
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Associations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Baylor University School of Law Alumni
  • Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dripping Springs Community Bar Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Barrister Member
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • State Bar College of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Austin Young Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Texas Super Lawyer List® - General Litigation
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2021
  • Texas Super Lawyer List® - General Litigation
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Best Attorney - Civil Appeals
  • Hays County Best Attorney Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney List (Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney List (Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney List (Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney List
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney List (Civil Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas -- The City's Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers -- Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney List (Civil Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers -- Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers -- Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly Magazine)
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney List (Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top Attorney List (Litigation)
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership Dripping Springs
  • Civility and Dispute Resolution in the Public Arena
  • 2019
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court CLE
  • "This Just In: Grand Juries, Investigations, Plea Bargains, Trials and Sentencing -- Criminal Law in the News"
  • 2018
  • Leadership Dripping Springs
  • Challenges of Non-Profit Organizations (Speaker)
  • 2017
  • Hays County Bench Bar Conference
  • Guardianship (Moderator)
  • 2016
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • "They Stole My Identity. Now, What Do I Do?" - An Overview of the Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act
  • 2013
  • Young Lawyer's CLE (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Proportionate Responsibility, Including HB 4 (2005 Update) Co-Presenter
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Daniel
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen attorney Daniel O'Brien in and around several local courtrooms. He is always well prepared and very knowledgeable about litigation matters."
Business Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel O'Brien can be described in two words with respect to his legal practice, brilliant and passionate. He evaluates cases carefully and is always prepared for every legal argument in mediation or in Court."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Family member
"I strongly endorse Dan for anyone in the Austin area that needs legal assistance with a Real Estate matter."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked "of counsel" on several matters with Dan. He is a great lawyer - smart, thorough, and effective. I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have have Daniel O'Brien for several years. Dan is an exceptional commercial litigation lawyer. Dan is experienced and creative at thinking outside the box. I consider Dan to be a "go-to" lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Dan O'Brien for over two years. Dan has a remarkable ability to spot each and every pro and con associated with a particular situation, which allows him to effectively counsel clients to reach their best course of action. Dan is a creative problem solver, which often creates additional avenues for clients to reach their goals. Dan provides zealous representation, and is responsive to clients' needs. I would recommend Dan O'Brien to anyone in need of legal services."
Business Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. I selected Dan to do work for me initially because he is related to my wife; and I was very pleased with his work. I have since retained Dan on several other matters. He is very smart, knowledgeable and works fast. I heartily recommend Dan for any business matters, either transactional or litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. O'Brien. He is knowledgeable in this area of the law and clearly is dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible legal representation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a great lawyer. I have known him for many years. He displays excellent judgment and he can be trusted to work diligently on behalf of his clients."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a great analytical thinker that can objectively look at a dispute and help solve the problem. I would select Dan to be my mediator."
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