Dan O’Brien was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and and as Secretary for the Hays County Bar Association for the 2017-2018 term.
Dan O’Brien has joined the Economic Development Committee of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce. The Committee is tasked with facilitating economic growth and developing business opportunities in the Dripping Springs area. The Economic Development Committee evaluates and updates local demographics, participates in regional economic conferences and works with city, county and state officials.
December, 2016 – Daniel O’Brien was named to the Top Attorney list for “Civil Law – Litigation” published by Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine for 2016. The list is compiled using input from attorneys practicing in the Fort Worth area. Although Mr. O’Brien expanded his practice to the Austin several years, this is the seventh time that he has been included in this list since first representing clients in Fort Worth nine years ago. Dan O’Brien continues to assist clients in Fort Worth and throughout the State of Texas.
Mr. O’Brien has been selected and qualified as an arbitrator to hear disputes between consumers and participating automobile manufacturers in Texas. These arbitrations involve warranty claims pursuant to express warranties as well as “lemon law” claims under Texas law. The arbitrations are conducted through the Better Business Bureau in compliance with Federal Trade Commission regulations, including Title 16, Part 703 of the Code of Federal Regulations (or “Rule 703”).
December, 2015 – Daniel O’Brien was named to the Top Attorney list for “Civil Law – Litigation” published by Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine for 2015. The list is compiled using input from attorneys practicing in the Fort Worth area. Although Mr. O’Brien relocated his practice to the Austin area more than three years ago, this is the sixth time that he has been voted to the list in the last eight years. Dan O’Brien and the Firm continue to successfully serve clients in the Fort Worth area and throughout the State of Texas.
Dan O’Brien has been re-elected to the Board of Directors for the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (“HCWC”). HCWC serves child and adult victims of abuse in throughout Hays County. Mr. O’Brien has served on the Board since 2013.
The Firm successfully settled a breach of contract claim against purchasers of a residential property when the purchasers terminated the contract outside the contract’s option period. The settlement came as a result of the pre-suit mediation process, which is now a part of certain contracts promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (“TREC”) and widely used in the purchase and resale of residential properties in Texas. The Firm continues to represent clients in assorted real estate transactions and litigation matters.
The Firm successfully resolved a dispute between a property investor and the seller of foreclosed property resulting from a sale by public auction. The Firm’s client alleged that the seller and their auctioneer mishandled the sale of the property at auction by failing to disclose complete and accurate information to those bidding on the property. The settlement included a refund of almost 95% of the purchase price after the “as-is” “where-is” sale was completed. (Not all cases are the same. Results may vary from case to case.)
Dan O’Brien was elected to the Board of Directors for the Belterra Property Owners’ Association. Belterra is a master-planned community in Hays County, Texas with more than 1,500 families. Mr. O’Brien was elected to serve as President of the Association.
The Firm resolved a dispute between a judgment debtor and the client’s creditor resulting in the filing in the public records of a release of judgment acknowledging the creditor’s failure to identify the correct party to suit.
December, 2014 – The Firm prevailed in the trial of an enforcement action between divorcing parties. Attorney Daniel O’Brien was called upon to assist a local family law attorney regarding a real estate dispute between divorcing parties, including the parties’ settlement agreement providing for the refinance of the couple home. The Firm helped the client sell her interest in the property, recover her interest in the property’s equity, and avoid executing closing documents that would have made her a guarantor on the loan taken by her spouse.