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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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Kerry O’Brien serves as judge for Irish festival

On March 29, 2014, Kerry O’Brien served as one of three community judges for the 10th annual Austin Rose of Tralee Festival, held at the Fado Irish pub in downtown Austin. The Rose of Tralee festival is an international festival that has been based out of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland since 1959. Every year for […]

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O’Brien obtains significant judgment against fraudulent music promoter

On March 7, 2014, a Bell County judge awarded O’Brien Law Firm client and retired veteran Michael Williams a summary judgment against Atlanta music promoter Brian Clay for more than $661,000, including $171,000 in attorney fees. In late 2011 and early 2012, Williams invested $263,500 in two concerts to be arranged and promoted by Clay […]

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Federal Court awards overtime to O’Brien client

On February 28, 2014, federal Judge Sam Sparks awarded an O’Brien Law Firm client $36,900 for unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages.  The client worked as a short-haul truck driver for the employer for many years, and was paid on a per-load basis.  Unfortunately for the employer, the driver was not exempt from the provisions […]

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O’Brien educates the public on employment law

On February 22, 2014, Kerry O’Brien was the selected speaker for the People’s Law School at the UT School of Law to educate the general public on the rights of employees in Texas. The engaging presentation covered practical issues for employees, such as discrimination, retaliation, what it means to work in a hostile work environment, […]

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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 helps insurance adjusters recover $289,000 through the NLRB

In March 2017, the O’Brien Law Firm helped 6 hardworking insurance adjusters recover $289,000 in back pay and expenses for a wrongful termination, against Wardlaw Claims Service of Waco. Wardlaw had fired 5 of the 6 adjusters on the same day in February 2016, at a State Farm work site in Dallas, after Wardlaw management received an […]

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