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O’Brien Law Firm helps client get a $176,000 jury verdict in Dallas

On April 6, 2017, a Dallas County district court jury awarded an O’Brien Law Firm client $176,000 due to the wrongful disposal of the client’s belongings in her apartment. The client testified that in August 2012, she went on a trip to visit family in Florida. Although she was late on rent, the apartment manager told […]

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O’Brien Law Firm files 5th suit against Wardlaw Claims Service of Waco

On October 3, 2016, O’Brien Law Firm filed its 5th case against the Wardlaw Claims business operation, this time on behalf of 3 former employees from the company’s water mitigation insurance department who, as alleged by the lawsuit, were not paid their overtime as required by law. The Department of Labor has a current investigation […]

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O’Brien Law Firm files 4th suit against Waco-based Wardlaw Claims Service

On August 5, 2016, O’Brien Law Firm filed its fourth lawsuit, in federal court, on behalf of current or former employees of Wardlaw Claims Service of Waco, Texas. Wardlaw is a 50-year old company that does tens of millions of dollars in revenue each year providing contract claims adjusters to large insurance companies, like State Farm. […]

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Kerry O’Brien teaches lawyers how to win unemployment appeals

On April 27, 2016, Kerry O’Brien spoke to lawyers from around the state at the Texas Poverty Law conference in Austin, on how to win Texas unemployment appeals. Kerry is a former Texas Workforce Commission unemployment hearing officer, and in private practice since 2008 has helped hundreds of unemployment claimants with their appeals. Kerry provided […]

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O’Brien Law Firm wins federal appeal for clients

In March 2014, O’Brien Law Firm helped two hard-working employees prevail against federal contractor Stobil Enterprises in San Antonio on claims of unpaid overtime pay and retaliation for filing an overtime complaint under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The federal jury and court awarded our clients over $60,000 in damages, attorneys fees and court costs […]

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O’Brien Law Firm protects unemployment recipient from unfair fraud claims

On December 18, 2014, Kerry O’Brien of the O’Brien Law Firm tried a case against the Texas Workforce Commission on behalf of a claimant for unemployment benefits. That case is Tuttle, Cause No. 12-547-C368, in the 368th Judicial District Court of Williamson County. After receiving a fraud decision from the TWC and bills to repay […]

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O’Brien brings suit for overtime pay against nationwide property manager

On July 10, 2014, O’Brien Law Firm filed suit on behalf of property management company Greystar Partners Services, LP, for failing to pay a former assistant property manager all of her overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. According to the complaint, the company failed to pay overtime in various ways, including requiring […]

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“Inside the Mind of a TWC Hearing Officer”

On May 7, 2014, Kerry O’Brien was the featured speaker for the Austin Bar Association Labor & Employment Law group’s monthly meeting, speaking to local employee and employer attorneys on the Texas Workforce Commission appeals process. As a TWC hearing officer, Kerry handled over 800 appeals on unemployment benefits. Now, for the past six years […]

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O’Brien Law Firm helps client get a $176,000 jury verdict in Dallas

On April 6, 2017, a Dallas County district court jury awarded an O’Brien Law Firm client $176,000 due to the wrongful disposal of the client’s belongings in her apartment. The client testified that in August 2012, she went on a trip to visit family in Florida. Although she was late on rent, the apartment manager told […]

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O’Brien Law Firm files 5th suit against Wardlaw Claims Service of Waco

On October 3, 2016, O’Brien Law Firm filed its 5th case against the Wardlaw Claims business operation, this time on behalf of 3 former employees from the company’s water mitigation insurance department who, as alleged by the lawsuit, were not paid their overtime as required by law. The Department of Labor has a current investigation […]

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