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Daniel O'Brien -- Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law & Personal Injury Attorney
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COVID-19 Announcement

Our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors during this trying time.  As with other industries, the practice of law has been forced to adapt quickly to meet the needs of clients, both in and out of the courtroom.  Although much of our community remains at home, we understand that legal challenges continue to arise in this new landscape.  Indeed, the inability to conduct business as usual has, in itself, created unique legal questions.  Rest assured that we remain open using modified lines of communication to help our clients in these difficult times while also working ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff, and their families.

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Texas Bar Foundation Elects Dan O’Brien as Fellow

Dan O’Brien has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. According to the Foundation, Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding contributions to the legal professional and their commitment to the community. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year, no more than one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation of Trustees. As the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country, the Foundation has distributed more that $19 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related projects.

Dan O’Brien Joins Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Dan O’Brien has been elected to serve a three-year term as a director of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce. He will continue to serve on the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and assist in the Leadership Dripping Springs program.


Effective December 1, 2018, the firm relocated to 14101 U.S. Hwy 290 West, Building 600, Austin, Texas 78737 in the Center Lake Business Park between Austin and Dripping Springs. We appreciate your patience as we transition to our new office, which is approximately 1.4 miles West of our current location.

Dan O’Brien obtains Judgment against Financial Advisor in Fraud Case

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.

Attorney O’Brien Reappointed as ESD Commissioner

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 Rated AV Preeminent* by

Daniel O’Brien has received a rating of AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell.  Martindale-Hubbell and base ratings on peer and client reviews regarding ability and ethical standards.   *Learn more at Martindale Ratings.

Daniel O’Brien Joins Hays County Bar Association as Director

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.

Hays County Appoints Dan O’Brien to Serve as Emergency Services District Commissioner

(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 Joins Economic Development Committee

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.