In February 2018, Dan O’Brien obtained a final judgment in the amount of $720,000.00 against a financial advisor and registered representative of a securities broker dealer. After filing suit against the financial advisor in state district court on fraud claims, the financial advisor filed for bankruptcy protection. Mr. O’Brien’s clients sought an exception to the discharge based on claims of fraud, defalcation, and willful and malicious injury. To avoid trial, the financial advisor agreed to judgment and a finding that he had committed a willful and malicious injury against Mr. O’Brien’s clients, thereby precluding discharge of the debt owed to the plaintiffs.
The Hays County Commissioners Court reappointed Daniel O’Brien to serve on the Board of Commissioners for the North Hays County Emergency Services District #1. In this role, Mr. O’Brien volunteers his time to help oversee the operation of emergency medical services in a 244 square mile area of Hays County.
Daniel O’Brien has received a rating of AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell and Martindale.com base ratings on peer and client reviews regarding ability and ethical standards. *Learn more at Martindale Ratings.
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.
(March 2017) The Hays County Commissioners Court appointed Dan O’Brien to serve as Commissioner of the North Hays County Emergency Services District No. 1. ESD #1 is tasked with providing emergency medical services to more than 35,000 residents in 244 square miles of Northern Hays County.
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 and joined the Local Panel of Arbitrators. 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.