Kevin L. O'Brien

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Brien & Associates
 | 18 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-749-1965
Fax: 518-463-1721
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Kevin L. O’Brien, Esq. is a distinguished divorce and matrimonial law attorney who has represented clients in the Capital Region and throughout New York state for three decades. He is the founder of O’Brien & Associates Law Firm, PC, and now serves as Of Counsel to the Firm. In 2016 he was named to the prestigious group of “Super Lawyers,” (see whose purpose is to present a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys throughout the United States. Attorney O’Brien is recognized by “Super Lawyers” as a “Top Rated Family Law Lawyer” in New York state, with primary geographic focus in the Capital Region.

    Mr. O’Brien’s outstanding academic record includes: a Masters of Laws and Letters degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School; Juris Doctor, J.D., from the University of Western New England School of Law; Masters of Arts, and Bachelors of Arts, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany.

    Avvo (, the prestigious lawyer rating and review web site, includes 180 five star reviews from matrimonial law clients of Kevin O’Brien reflecting his extraordinary representation throughout his exemplary career and illustrating the reasons he has been honored as a “Super Lawyer.”

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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    About Kevin O'Brien

    Admitted: 1989, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2019
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • State University of New York at Albany, Graduate Assistantships, 1979 to 1981
    • Western New England College, School of Law, Teaching Fellowships, 1987 to 1989
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Pro Bono Certificate of Merit, Albany County Bar Association, 2004
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York, 1989
    • Albany County Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
    • American Association for Justice, Family Law Section
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1989
    • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1989 - Present
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2003
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2002 - Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Albany Law School, 2004 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor of Law, Course: New York Practice I & II, University of Western New England School of Law
    • Game Theory and Domestic Relations Law, The Saratoga County Bar Association
    • The Saratoga County Bar Association, Law Notes Vol. X, Issue 1


    • Guasnies v Guesnieu, Citation: 155A.D.2d744(3rd sept), Court: Supreme court of the state of New York, 1989
    • Shedden v. Shedden
    • Gaspacco v Edwards, Citation: 85A.D.3d 1222 3rd Sept 2011, Court: Sup.ct.App.Bio, 2011
    • B. v. B.
    • LeTT v Dowling, Citation: 87N.Y.2d699, Court: New York of the state of appeals, 1996
    • Buonocore v. Buonocore

    Educational Background:

    • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, LLM Masters of Laws and Letters, Honors: summa cum laude, Majors: Advanced Legal Studies, 2008
    • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, B.A., Honors: cum laude, Majors: History, 1979
    • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, M.A, Majors: History, 1982
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    Office Location for Kevin L. O'Brien

    18 Corporate Woods Boulevard
    Albany, NY 12211

    Phone: 518-749-1965

    Fax: 518-463-1721

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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