Kevin L. O'Brien

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Brien & Associates
 | 18 Corporate Woods Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-516-6993
Fax: 518-463-1721
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder of O’Brien & Associates, Kevin L. O’Brien focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. From the firm's offices in Albany, New York, he provides representation to clients throughout the Capital District. Mr. O’Brien has been admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 1989.

A significant portion of Mr. O’Brien's practice consists of him providing advice and counsel to people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with divorce-related issues such as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, alimony, and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate when litigation is necessary, he often helps his clients reach an accord on some or all of these matters by taking the lead in negotiating a settlement agreement. Mr. O’Brien also represents clients whose marriages have already been legally dissolved and who are now seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders.

In addition to his matrimonial practice, Mr. O’Brien regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial agreements, advises grandparents on their custody and visitation rights, and assists domestic violence victims who are petitioning the court for protective orders. The overall quality of his work as well as his high degree of ethics have led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. O’Brien participates in several legal organizations, including the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers. A 1987 Juris Doctor recipient from the Western New England University School of Law, he also has a Master of Laws from Albany Law School.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex 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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019

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About Kevin O'Brien

Admitted: 1989, New York

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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
  • Bonocoro v. Bonocoro

Educational Background:

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, LLM Master of Law, 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, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12211

Phone: 518-516-6993

Fax: 518-463-1721

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Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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