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Many clients have been gracious to express their appreciation for the firm’s services. All of these comments were made by these clients *spontaneously*, without any request for feedback from us. We just wait for them to say nice things when they're happy with their results. (Source records for these, redacted for confidentiality, are available upon request.)
Hey Kerry, Thank you for all the help. I am very happy that this came to a positive conclusion. I appreciate all you did and made this process as smooth as possible.Happy Unpaid Bonus Client (over $17K recovered for client, after fees and expenses) – 2021-2022
“I’m in shock! I just want to say how much I appreciate you and all of your hard work. Without you this wouldn’t have been possible. It hasn’t sunk in yet but I’m very emotional. It’s good to have justice. Thank you so much for everything!!”Happy Unpaid Commissions Settlement Client (over $300,000 recovered for client after fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
“I just can’t [thank] you enough. This gives me the opportunity to lay out the next steps in my career and I’m so grateful to you and your staff for helping me through this process.”
“I can’t begin to thank you enough for your work and guidance throughout this process. I could not have envisioned a better outcome to a really crummy situation and that’s thanks to you and your team. I hope no one I know has to go through something like this but if they do I know exactly who to send them to!”Happy Unpaid Overtime Client (over $36K recovered for client after attorney fees and expenses) – 2019-2020
Thank you! You seriously ROCK!Happy Unpaid Compensation Settlement Client (over $225K recovered for client after fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
I’m very glad I got not just any attorney involved but you in particular; your actions, demeanor, and experience has been stress-relieving ever since we first started talking.Happy Unpaid Compensation Settlement Client (over $40K recovered for client after fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
Outstanding, again thanks for all your hard work on my behalf. I will be giving you great reviews.Happy Wrongful Termination Settlement Client (Over $75K recovered for client after fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
Kerry, I appreciate your help. I believe [the employer] got what they deserved…. I appreciate your help, time and hard work. I am putting the money to good use….Happy Wrongful Termination Client (Over $28K recovered for client after fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
“Wow! its great news! I am really happy that we won the case. Thank you so much for all the help and taking up my case. It was really nice talking and working with you. I was waiting for this news for long time. Finally arrived, I could not express more how happy I am. Thank you thank you thank you so much!”Happy Employment Contract Dispute Client (The firm defeated the employer's lawsuit against the client for breach of employment agreement while turning around and recovering over $12,000 in unpaid back wages from the employer) – 2019-2020
“I am very grateful for your help. Without it, there is no doubt they would never have paid me anything and the fact they are playing these games should be considered criminal.” “I know they would have just continued to blow me off without your intervention.”Happy Unpaid Bonus Client (over $38K recovered for client after attorney fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
“[T]hank you for the rapid response and of course for resolving this issue so quickly and professionally.”Happy Unpaid Compensation Client (over $17K recovered for client after attorney fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
“Thank you so much for defending me, you were awesome.” (Note on thank you card with the fruit bouquet that the client had delivered to the O’Brien Law Firm.)Happy Retaliation Settlement Client (Over $100,000 recovered for client after fees and expenses) – 2018
Hi Kerry, Thank you so much and this is an outcome that never would have occurred without your help.
Happy Unpaid Compensation Client (over $24K of unpaid compensation recovered for client, after fees and expenses) – 2020-2021
“You were fantastic through this process and truly appreciated.”Happy Executive Dispute Client ($250K recovery for client after fees and expenses) – 2019-2020
“Thank you so much. It was a nerve wracking thing for me and I so appreciated the ‘extra hand holding’ by allowing me to have this in your office. I might not have shown it but I needed that. So much appreciated.”Happy Employment Dispute Client – 2019-2020
Thanks Kerry for all your help.
It is a v[ery] good result for us. I am glad that I contacted you. You were very professional throughout this process.Happy Commissions Settlement Client ($46K recovery for client after fees and expenses) – 2018
So, this is closed, and we can finally move on? I can not tell you how much I appreciate your time and everything that you’ve done for us in this case. …
Again, thank you for your help and assistance, your conversation on the phone yesterday, and getting us through this. We both appreciate it. … I believe you’ve earned the retainer, most definitely, and I am grateful to have some peace of mind.
Please tell Beth, thank you as well.
I hope the need does not arise, but if anything does come up, I’ll certainly call you. And, if anyone has a situation such as ours come up, I’ll certainly send them your way.
Thank you again, Kerry, we appreciate it. :=)Relieved Client Bullied By Former Employer – 2018
I’ve never really had a business relationship quite like this so I’m unsure how to end it with sufficient thanks? Thank you. Thank you for your guidance, though I wish I hadn’t of been in the situation where I needed it BUT I will be eternally grateful that you helped me through a very rough time to a more than agreeable outcome. Thank you sir.Happy Employment Counsel Client – 2018
Thank you so much for all your help. It is greatly appreciated. I feel like a weight has been lifted and we got some justice. It also feels good to know [the employer’s] paying the new ladies fairly. We definitely made a difference in their lives whether they recognize it or not.
It was a pleasure getting to spend time with you today and thanks for making it “not so scary”.
You’ve made a difference in my life and I am calling today a VICTORY! Thanks for being patient with me through the beginning emotional stages.
I am going to celebrate with a nice dinner. Hope you are doing something nice for yourself too.Happy Unequal Pay Settlement Client – 2017
Happy Big Trial Win Client – 2017
“On a side note, I am proud of what you do for others, I know it’s tough work and long hours but without someone like you, lots of folks would just be victims”Happy Unpaid Overtime Client (over $100K recovered for client after attorney fees and expenses) – 2017
“The Muhammad Ali of the Texas employment attorneys!!!”Happy Great Settlement Client – 2017
“Mr. O’Brien…I just wanted to thank you SO much for making me feel so much better. …You told me exactly what <hearing officer> would do, and he did. I win my case again! … I Just had to say thank you, your advice was worth every penny!”Happy Unemployment Client Who Got Great Advice – 2017
I regret that I did not have the opportunity to say thank you again face-to-face. Going through all I did during my employment and termination was stressful and a great disappointment. I am thankful and more than pleased not only with your service and the outcome, but for your personally. Thank you for being patient and so diligent in handling my case. I just deposited the check today; I expect it to clear just as yours did. We will indeed look to you in the future for any legal matters and direction needed. I will leave a review on Avvo for sure! Thank you again, Kerry to you and your firm for EVERYTHING!
Regards,Happy No-Court Wrongful Termination Settlement Client – 2017
“I can’t thank you enough for your help. Your quick action and professionalism exceeded my expectations. I also REALLY appreciated your patience with my multiple e-mails at all hours.Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!<client’s name>P.S. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!”Happy Got-Their-Job-Back Client – 2016
“THANK YOU for everything!Happy Unpaid Overtime Settlement Client – 2016
I’m so glad this is over, and we don’t have to go to court.
It was great working with you & I will definitely recommend you to anyone who may need your expertise.”
“Good Afternoon Kerry,
I just want to take the time and thank you sooooo much for helping me win my TWC appeal. I received the reversal in the mail yesterday & the funds were deposited today. Now, I can catch up on my bills..haha! I can’t thank you enough for allowing the facts to surface in this case. I so appreciate you & I am going to write a review & recommend you to others. You are fantastic!!”Happy Unemployment Appeal Winner Client – 2016
“Hi Kerry,I never would of won without your help! I was so nervous but tried to keep to what the subject was we prepped for. After the hearing I felt nauseous from all the questions from the hearing officer…Thankfully you brought out questions I felt like she needed to ask and hear responses. Thank goodness you were there! I’m anxiously awaiting to see if my ex employer appeals, then can fully celebrate.Thank you so much, <client’s name>”Happy Unemployment Appeal Winner Client – 2016
I’ve received full funding from TWC back to <client’s filing date>, contacting you was a godsend.”Happy Unemployment Appeal Winner Client – 2016
“Thank you so much for everything you did to get this settlement. At times I was uncertain and doubted if I was making the right decisions but you always put things in perspective steering me in the right direction. I feel victorious in the sense that I stood true to my conviction…”Happy Wrongful Termination 6-figure Settlement Client – 2016
“Kerry, Thank you for the congratulatory remarks and your guidance in prep work. I couldn’t have done it without your understanding of the workings of the TWC system and believing I could actually do this. I will forever be grateful for both you and Beth.”
Happy Unemployment Appeal Win Client – 2016
“Hi Kerry,I never would of won without your help! I was so nervous but tried to keep to what the subject was we prepped for. After the hearing I felt nauseous from all the questions from the hearing officer…Thankfully you brought out questions I felt like she needed to ask and hear responses. Thank goodness you were there!”Happy Unemployment Appeal Winner Client – 2016
(From a Thank You card sent in the mail:)
“Dear Kerry O’Brien,
I want to thank you for doing such a great job representing me. I was so fortunate to have found you! Thank you and Beth for your guidance & patience while helping me through the appeal process and for just being a phone call away anytime I had questions or concerns. You really made things go easier than I had anticipated. You were a joy to work with and I can’t imagine what I would have done without the two of you! I was very impressed with your law firm and will use you again, if ever need to in the future. I really appreciated all your efforts.”Happy Unemployment Appeal Winner Client – 2016
I’m glad my first experience with the legal system has been a pleasant &/or favorable one. In my eyes, it couldn’t have gone better any other way. … Nothing but good things to say regarding you and your firm. I can’t possibly thank you enough for your help, advice and expertise in all this.Happy Unpaid Overtime Settlement Client – 2016
“Thank you for the good news. I am so glad that you were on my side on this. I am deeply grateful for your help. Together, we have unleashed change at [former employer] which will benefit many in the coming years.”Happy Wrongful Termination 6-figure Settlement Client – 2015
Greetings Kerry, I wanted you to know that the Appeal Tribunal has reversed their decision. I wanted to extend my gratitude, you exceeded my expectations and really did a fantastic job. Thank you Kerry I appreciate you standing by my side.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2015
Very satisfied. Great work Kerry!Happy Unpaid Overtime Client – 2015
Dear Kerry, I wanted to call to express my deepest gratitude for your wonderful work and representation today. You are a rock star attorney in my book!Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2015
I just want to say I’m still shocked that they lie but I am grateful for honest people that work hard to shed the light on the dark. Thank you.Happy Unpaid Overtime Client – 2015
Great news! Thank you so much for everything you did to get this settlement. At times I was uncertain and doubted if I was making the right decisions but you always put things in perspective, steering me in the right direction.Happy Wrongful Termination Client – 2015
Truly – when you’re going through something like this you really need someone who is kind, truthful, and responsive. You have been that and more.Happy Commercial Litigation Client – 2015
Hello Beth, this is _______. I wanted to take a moment to thank Mr. O’Brien for doing an outstanding job counseling, preparing and representing me for my hearing…I truly felt I was well educated and prepared for the process! God bless.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2015
Thank you for the great news! I’m happy with the outcome and can’t thank you enough for everything you helped me accomplish!Happy unpaid overtime client – 2015
Mr. O’Brien, I just received my letter in the mail from the Tribunal Council with their decision. They ruled in my favor! Yay! Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your help. I really, really appreciate it.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2015
I appreciate your help so much! I wasn’t sure how I would make it through without my benefits. If anyone needs assistance, I will be sure to refer them to you.Happy TWC unemployment client – 2015
Thank you Kerry. We will miss working with you, you are a great guy.Happy Civil Litigation Client – 2015
I easily have the best attorney.Happy contract litigation client – 2015
If I come across someone that is terminated and have their employer fighting against them with unemployment benefits, I will pull out my phone and give them your name and number. For someone unemployed, your rates are affordable and well worth it. Now that it’s over, I have peace of mind that it’s OVER with that confirmation coming from you, my Attorney.Happy unemployment client – 2015
Thank you very much. I couldn’t of done it without you.Happy unemployment client – 2014
Kerry – Thank you so much. I really appreciate everything you did for me on this case. I have been so impressed with you throughout the entire process. I was so lost and overwhelmed when originally denied benefits and the thought [of] appealing was too much for me to deal with. You and Beth have been great at taking the burden off me and keeping me informed of the process….Your knowledge of the law and process and the manner in which you conducted yourself in the hearings was great. I do not recommend anyone go through this process without an attorney and I definitely recommend you be that attorney.Happy unemployment hearing client – 2014
“Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication and taking my case on a wing and a prayer! You’re the best!!!”Happy Employment Litigation Client – 2014
Thanks Beth. I’m grateful I contacted your firm…Kerry has done a wonderful job representing me!Happy unemployment client – 2014
Hi Mr. O’Brien,
It was [an] absolutely valuable experience with your great help to protect my unemployment benefits dealing with the TWC and [the] employer. Thanks so much again for all your help today!Happy unemployment hearings client – 2014
I don’t know if I could have stayed that focused without you. Thank you, hopefully I’m not in a position to need your services again but if anybody asks I’ll surely recommend you.Happy unemployment client – 2014
I don’t know if I could have stayed that focused without you. Thank you, hopefully I’m not in a position to need your services again but if anybody asks I’ll surely recommend you.Happy TWC Hearings Client – 2014
Hi Mr. O’Brien – It was an absolutely valuable experience with your great help to protect my unemployment benefits dealing with the TWC and my employer. Thanks so much again for all your help today!Happy TWC Hearings Client – 2014
Thank you so much. I really appreciate everything you did for me on this case. I have been so impressed with you throughout this entire process. I was so lost and overwhelmed when originally denied benefits and the thought appealing was too much for me to deal with. You and Beth have been great at taking the burden off me and keeping me informed of the process. Being out of work for over 5 months was tough financially and the reversal of this decision and payment of benefits to me is going to help so much. Your knowledge of the law and process and the manner in which you conducted yourself in the hearings was great. I do not recommend anyone go through this process without an attorney and I definitely recommend you be that attorney.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – February 2014
Well, I can’t tell you enough […] what a tremendous person you are both on a personal level and professionally. Your ability to out-think and out-maneuver […] THREE attorneys single-handedly is right up there with Andrew Luck’s ability to make up a 28-point deficiency in his ball game and win the thing.Happy Business Litigation Client – January 2014
I do thank you for your aggressive representation and will surely like to keep you as my employment attorney.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2013
You are a good man with a kind heart. I’m thankful to know you. I will be referring any civil cases to you.Happy Civil Litigation Client – April 2013
Thank you Kerry – great job. I risked part of my May rent money for your fee, but I’m glad I did.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2013
Again I hope your are hearing the thanks and happiness in my tone. There for a while I almost forgot what those things felt like. You did a >>>>great>>great job for me. I owe […] a nice lunch for the referral as well.Happy Job Retaliation Client – 2013
We are happy!
GREAT JOB!!Happy Employment Discrimination Client – 2013
Thank you Kerry – for everything. We are most grateful for your helping hand.Happy Employment Discrimination Clients – 2012
Thank you so much Kerry! I appreciate all of your help. You are an awesome attorney as well as person. I prayed to god to help me and lead me in the right direction and I came across your websiteHappy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2012
Words cannot express how much I appreciate you, Kerry! Thank you for everything. You are the best attorney I have ever known.Happy Employment Discrimination Client – 2012
Thank you so very much for your help with my recent TWC appeal – you can’t imagine what a great difference the successful reversal has made in my life. A cup of coffee is nothing grand, but it comes with my sincere & heartfelt gratitude.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2012
Praise the Lord, thank you. … As always, thank you for your support, guidance, and knowledge with all this. We are very fortunate and blessed to have found you. Thanks again!Happy Unemployment Judicial Appeal Client – 2012
Kerry: I don’t have words to thank you for all you have done. Thank you, thank you, thank you.Happy Job Termination Dispute Client – 2012
Thank you so much for your representation today. I thought you did a really great job.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2012
First off I wanted to tell you Thank You for all that you did to defend my [employment law] rights. I can’t tell you how much I was impressed with how you handled my case. I had called several other attorneys in the Austin area and they wanted nothing to do with my case. I was feeling a little discouraged until I called you. After talking to you and the enthusiasm you portrayed gave me new hope. You took the lead and made a very stressful situation feel like it was a walk in the park. I am very glad to have this horrible experience behind me. I feel fulfilled with the results you were able to accomplish. On behalf of my self, my wife and my children we thank you.Happy FMLA Violation Client – 2012
Thank you again – I couldn’t have done it without you. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone else who may benefit from your services in the future.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2012
After many gut-wrenching months, I was so relieved to learn that [the case resolved]. As you had guided me every step of the way, the result is that TWC will not further pursue action against me.
Given my circumstances at this stage of my life…I am much relieved and grateful to you for your help. We have never met face-to-face, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You explained every step of the way what would happen, and your experience and knowledge of TWC’s system was invaluable.
Again, thank you for all your help. If I get to Austin anytime soon, I’d like to meet you in person.Happy Unemployment Collections Dispute Client – 2012
You rock Kerry! A million thanks for getting this done for me and for saving my house.”
“You crack me up….thank you for looking out for me.Happy Unpaid Overtime Client – 2012
I am grateful for the justice. I know you were a large factor in my success. I know my case was more extensive than most. I am thankful for all that you and Beth have done for me. Thank you so much!Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2012
Kerry, Thank you! I am so grateful to God for people like you. You are and have been a blessing.Happy FMLA Violation Case Client – 2012
[My father is] so pleased with the work you did and the outcome of my [ ] case he has every confidence in you.” … “I don’t mind one bit if you use any and/or all of my compliments. I’ll even write more if you want!!! You deserve every bit of praise so anything I can do for you I will.Happy Unemployment Appeal Client – 2011
I know he is in good hands with you. I told him you would be fair and honest and if in fact there wasn’t something you could do, you would direct him in the right direction. I told them there were still some good, honest attorneys out there, and YOU were one of them.Happy Unpaid Bonus Client – 2022
I have no words to describe how much I appreciate everything you have done for us. From the moment I contacted you, you helped me. I could recall vividly thinking I finally found someone who is MY lawyer, someone who has my best interest at heart, and again I am deeply appreciative. Thank you for everything. I wish you the best of luck and success with all your cases. I will always keep you in my prayers.Satisfied Contract Dispute Client – 2011
And again I wanted to thank you for everything you did to win the case for us it really is life changing for me and my family. God bless you…Happy Unpaid Overtime and Retaliation Case Client – 2010
Once again I would like to thank you for all you have helped me with and I think your a person with a BIG HEART. Without you I couldn’t have made it. God bless you. I would like to say the you did a great job for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. When no one else trusted in me, you did, and we got the the truth out. That make me so happy, and I tell everyone what a great man you are. Even when I came with a little, you turned it into something way bigger than I thought. God bless you.Happy Trial Win Client – 2010
On May 18, 2022, the O’Brien Law Firm filed suit in a Travis County court on behalf of a former employee of an Austin-based technology startup geared towards governmental entities. The employee was laid off, but the company failed to pay his promised bonus for the 4th Quarter of 2021. At first, the employee’s manager […]Read More