5.0 stars 29 totalReview Kerry O'Brien
Posted by Aaron
I hired Kerry to represent me in an unemployment hearing. My benefits were already approved but my previous employer appealed. They paraded 4 witnesses against me and I had none. Kerry reviewed my documents for evidence before submission and picked out 14 pages out of 130+ for me to submit, he then prepped me over the phone. My hearing was strange, it went over the 1 hour time frame and had to be reset a few weeks later and took an additional half hour. Kerry is prompt in responses and gives sound advice. If you are uncomfortable representing yourself, this is money VERY well spent. We prevailed in the end and I am very satisfied.
Posted by anonymous
After contacting other firms and being disappointed with their lack of response to provide help and take my case, I called Kerry's firm. I was feeling discouraged but quickly relieved just after one initial contact with Kerry; I knew I'd found THE lawyer I needed to guide me through a stressful ordeal I'd experienced with my former employer...including being wrongfully terminated. I'd never experienced anything like this in my entire work history and career. I was so encouraged after receiving his quick response and the time he took to respond in length. Kerry was more than excellent and is as well a professional, diligent and capable lawyer who cares about his clients and the injustices they experience in the workplace. Kerry negotiated a payout that far exceeded what my employer initially offered, which would have been impossible without his help and expertise.
THANK YOU 1000x and I thank God!
Posted by Steve
What a JERK. Don't hire this CLOWN.
I called this attorney for a consult, for a TWC related concern. His intake process includes an elaborate process whereby an intake rep schedules a 15-min phone call with you for a specific date and time. I set up the appt, and Kerry Obrien didn't even keep his own appt, he stood me up.
His legal assistant did leave me a voice mail message prior to the appt time, stating that her boss was "busy" but that she "can help me", and she stated in her VM that she would call back at the scheduled appt time that same day. She left her phone number. She did NOT call back at my scheduled appt time, nor was she reachable when I called her back, twice.
I instead was forced through the convoluted intake process yet again, made a completely different 15-min phone appt for a day 2 days in the future. I was certain I'd get stood up again.
Very next day, tried reaching the legal assistant back. Reached her. This was the rudest woman I've ever talked to. Wouldn't listen to anything I said, constantly cutting me off. I had to actually tell her: "Let me finish my statement please", to which she quickly replied: "Let ME finish MY statement". I hung up on her.
Called the convoluted intake rep back, and gave feedback for the terrible customer experience that I just suffered through. As a result, attorney chose to EMAIL me an hour later, with a RETAILIATION email, stating that since I didn't like the behavior of his assistant, to find a different lawyer.
What a JERK. Who needs this unprofessional attitude when there are DOZENS of other board certified employment law lawyers in Austin? I suggest you use one of them instead, and leave this CLOWN in the dust.
Posted by anonymous
Kerry was fantastic. I had been denied unemployment for misconduct. I felt like the first examiner did not listen to me and obtain all the facts. I knew I had not acted in a manner that should have disqualified me under the law. After a brief, free consultation with Kerry I signed up to have him represent me. We prepped for the phone hearing for 45 minutes. My first hearing took place and my former employer was not prepared. The Hearing Officer rescheduled the testimony for another month later. Money wasn't my driving factor. It was principle. Kerry represented me on the second hearing for the flat fee I had paid upfront. Best money I have ever spent. He was able to cross examine my previous employer, object to irrelevant evidence and put me at ease. I won my case and had my 10 weeks of back employment within 3 days. $4,790! Thank you O'Brien law firm. I appreciate your professionalism.
Posted by Rod
I was very scared and worried when I talked to Kerry. He let me know exactly what my options where - the best way to handle the situation with TWC and set my mind at ease within minutes. He has a wonderful demeanor to go with his incredible sharp legal mind. He knows employment law as well as anyone in the country and if you have a need for legal advice in this area, there is no need to contact anyone else. He is a wonderful lawyer.
Posted by Jessica
I hired Mr. O'Brien after receiving a referral from another attorney who would be unavailable on the date that I needed assistance. Kerry O'Brien made the entire experience with my hearing very simple and understandable, and promptly replied to every email. Thanks to him, I won my appeal, and I would certainly recommend his services to anyone in need.
Posted by Vanessa
Mr. O'Brien is a professional and compassionate attorney who provided excellent legal services in a situation where quick action was necessary. He was able to help me get my job back after a lengthy workers comp injury. I had been told I needed to resign or be terminated so my employer could fill my position even though I had been released to go back to work on light duty. I felt I had been forced to resign unjustly. He contacted my employer and made it possible for me to be to return to work!! He has made a huge positive impact on my life and I can't thank him enough. I would recommend him to anyone who is having issues with their employer.
Posted by Jeff
I had a good experience with Kerry. Very strait forward and easy to work with. Answered any questions or concerns I had quickly thought-out the full process. His rate was reasonable for the experience and service he provided.
Posted by anonymous
Kerry was my attorney on a discrimination case against a very large and aggressive company. He was cautious in our first meetings but was quick to understand the specifics and easy to work with to develop a lengthy, bold and successful case.
I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs a knowledgable and sympathetic attorney.
Posted by Estel
I was referred to Kerry by another lawyer. I had been fighting an old company I used to work for about some commission bonuses that they were not paying me. Kerry was so responsive and kept me updated every single step of the way. He was super patient with all of my questions and had my best interests in mind throughout the entire process. I hope I never have to use Kerry again, but if I ever do need to, he is a top choice! I highly recommend him.