THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REQUIRE ALL ATTORNEYS TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AND DISCLAIMER TO THEIR CASE RESULTS: ALL CASES, VERDICTS, SETTLEMENT RESULTS, AND OTHER FINAL DECISIONS DEPEND UPON VARIOUS FACTORS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEREFORE, PAST RESULTS IN CASES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE O’BRIEN LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.
Outstanding attorney. Expert in legal field; I had no questions, she covered and resolved all aspects of my case. Her past experience as public defender and a JAG was invaluable. Phenomenal communicator, gets point across eloquently and succinctly; easy to understand. Courageous, unwilling and unable to be intimidated.
- LBC, a Contracts client
Top Notch Results
I can’t think of another attorney that I would select to represent a client in need of criminal defense or advice. She served not only as a United States military attorney providing clear, concise case advice and action to commanders in combat units, but continues to defend expertly in a civilian community. This is the attorney you need to represent your case or provide advice.
- Cynthia, a Administrative Law client
I hired Crystina to help me with a complicated case that i was extremely nervous about. The moment i walked in her office, i felt at ease. Her depth of knowledge and her passion for law and helping us in extremely frightening moments is very comforting. She was able to help me sort through everything, there is no way i could have gotten through that day in court without her. Extremely knowledgeable, relatable, and caring.
- Criminal Defense client
She knows the law and how it should be applied and definitely will assist a client when there is an injustice being done. She is a credit to the legal community and I would recommend her to anyone. She has definitely helped and been there for me. I could not ask for a better legal representative/attorney.
- Christopher, a Child Support client
Very informed in every question I had for her. Extremely good and very good in different aspects of law. I will not only recommend her. I will use her over and over again if need be.
- Robert, a Appeals client
A true patriot!
Crystina O’Brien will always be the first lawyer I call. She has helped me tremendously with my custody case going above and beyond what I have ever expected. Her dedication to me and my case was outstanding. I am forever grateful for all that she has done for me and my family. Thank you, Crystina!!!
- James, a Child Custody client
worth every penny!!!!!!
She took time to understand not just the documents of my case but the background and situations that led up to my case. she was always in control of the case even when I thought it should go one way or another she had an early idea about her course of action and carefully crafted the case around what needed to be said and what needed to be heard. she handled the witnesses like a pro and helped me stay at ease – I trusted her and she did not fail.
- Military Law client
A lawyer actually wanting to help and being enthusiastic about it!!
Overall she was great. One of the first thing she asked me are what are my goals for the case an d she exceed my goals and exceptions thanks again Christina! Definitely recommend her!!
Gets the job done
She went above and beyond to do her job and she got it done. She helped me in my custody matter and had a positive outcome. Mrs. Obrien is definitely an attorney you want standing beside you in the courtroom. Her helpful staff was always there to help if I had a question. A+++
Passionate and professional
From the moment I met her, I was at ease. She listened. Genuinely cares about her clients. Passionate about her profession. I am forever grateful to her! My daughter and I owe her many thanks for our happiness!
The right counsel makes all the difference. . .
I found Mrs. O’Brien on this site after a disappointing experience with another attorney in the first stages of my child support/visitation/custody proceedings. From the initial consultation I felt relieved that I’d found the right attorney to help guide me through my appeal. She listened to my story, helped me to see all sides of the issue, and was honest and very informative. She followed-up and followed-through and was aggressive and pushed for everything I wanted. My hearing couldn’t have gone anymore favorably and I owe it all to Mrs. O’Brien. She helped me get a better visitation schedule and more support for my small son, and I am eternally grateful. I would call her again in a heartbeat should I ever need legal assistance in the future.
Amazing Attorney for Military Matters
Over the course of the last year and I half I have been going through a rough time in the Army. I was wrongfully accused of some things, the former unit command treated me like dirt and wouldn’t afford me due process, the Army TDS was Counsel was ineffective, at the end of the day I day I thought my career was over. I decided to get on-line to find a civilian attorney. The Hampton Roads has numerous attorneys that deal with Navy and Air Force Law due to this area’s saturation of such, but not many that deal with Army Law for service members like myself. When Crystina met with me and took my case she jumped in feet first and assured me from the beginning that I would be o.k.. SHE DID NOT LIE! Mrs. O’brien fiercely engaged my command and was able to dissect with expert precision the erroneous documents my unit was forcing on me and placing in my records, she tirelessly researched all aspects of the case, wrote amazing and well versed appeals and rebuttals on my behalf, and really, really, really took the fight to my unit and was able to prove my innocence to a culminating separation board in the end. I am so thankful to have someone on my side who doesn’t back down and exhausts any means and long hours to help. I recommend her to anyone who need a great attorney, especially military service members, she is a veteran and her military experience is invaluable. Crystina is a good hearted and caring person to work with, but when it is time to fight for you she is an absolute bulldog and that is what you need most!
Outstanding Service and results!!!
I chose Crystina as my attorney because of her military background and figured we would share common ground as I was retired Navy. I was right, she was exactly what I wanted/needed. Not only is she aggressive in her style but extremely intelligent in court. Nothing, and I mean nothing slips by or goes unnoticed by her. She knew from the beginning that my case was a challenge and she rose to the occasion and her performance was flawless. Crystina makes herself very available to her clients. She will return every phone call and email. She will keep you in the loop as your case progresses through the system.
Crystina does not shy away from litigation and will not pressure you to take the plea deal. She loves a challenge and in my case, exceeded all expectations. I cannot say enough of how pleased I was with her performance as my attorney. Her firm is still small enough to where you are not just a client with a checkbook but a person who needs help.
Compassionate and Skillful Attorney
Ms. O’Brien represented me for a complicated custody hearing. I originally hired an attorney who was not responsive to my questions or getting to know my case. I released my prior attorney and chose Ms. O’Brien after reading reviews on Avvo. Although the case was complicated and in midstream, Ms. O’Brien agreed to represent me. She was immediately available to meet with me and our 2 hour appointment lasted at least 3.5 hours. Ms. O’Brien took the time to get to know my case, responded promptly to all emails, demonstrated compassion and was well versed on family law. I immediately felt at ease with Ms. O’Brien and believe that she provides excellent advocacy and representation. I could not have asked for a better attorney and the outcome of the case was favorable.
I had been involved with a case in which I was indicted facing 5 to 25 years for a crime I did not commit. I was from out of town and never was in trouble in my life with the law. I had to continue to travel back and forth to VA to show up for court dates. I had an attorney prior to her but I was recommended to utilize her talents for my case. Her expertise in criminal law is impeccable. She is very detailed and very compassionate about her clients. Nevertheless, through the whole ordeal I came out with my case being dismissed and not having to be there for the dismissal, also my case was expunged. Her prices are affordable and she really works with you to get the best results. I’m grateful for her services and if anyone has any criminal issues in the VA area, I recommend you reach out to her.
I had a previous lawyer and was going through a nasty custody divorce issue. I met with O’Brien law firm to get a second opinion and the o Brien law firm eased all my concerns. I have hired them and have no doubt they can get the job done. Every attorney there is hard working,honest,knowledgeable and kind. I wish I hired them from the start. No more sleepless nights worrying about my case.
I have a unique case and have been in complete depression for the last 3 days wondering what false accusations could be thrown my way. After 5 minutes of talking to her on the phone, she made me feel at ease about my situation, re-iterated the fact that I was a victim, and advised me to reach out to her when needed and she’ll have my back. In 20 minutes she lifted a huge burden off my shoulders, in which I felt like reaching through the phone and hugging her like I knew her. Thank you, Christina, you’re now on my speed dial!!!! #simplythebest
Reliable and hard working
Crystina works long hours, making herself available to clients outside of normal business hours. She is dedicated and assiduously in representing her clients. In addition to her office hours, she is prompt is responding to phone calls and email correspondence. For those of us not fluent in legal language, she easily translates legalese into layman’s terms.
Restoration of Rights
I recently called Ms. O’Brien concerning a long-ago Court Martial. I had long been convinced that dealing with the restoration of rights — my right to vote and possess a firearm — would be long, difficult and expensive. Much of that impression came from reviewing law-based opinions on the Internet. Ms. O’Brien methodically talked me through the reverent laws, revealing that, based on Federal and Virginia laws, I was already eligible to vote and possess a firearm. She also pointed out the errors of many Internet Barracks Lawyers, including those who have law degrees. If you are looking for a lawyer, look no further. Contact Ms. O’Brien. She is a straight-talker, clear thinker and is extremely patience in explaining the law. If I ever need a lawyer again, it will be Ms. O’Brien.
Willing, and capable to fight the tuff fights, with passion, intelligence, and integrity
sometimes in life you get caught up in situations so bad you need a person to fight for you because you are unable to fight for yourself, and that is exactly what Mrs. O’Brien does. She will fight with every legal tool at her disposal in order to make sure her clients get what they deserve. She does not care if the fight is against the United states military or the state, she’ll fight for what’s right, and she does not care how long it will take to get justice, and the best thing is she will WIN!!!, and win big. I would Hire this lawyer at the drop of a hat because she takes care of business.
Hands Down Best Attorney In Hampton Roads
Ms. O’Brien is an excellent attorney went for a custody battle for my daughter and won 3 times.. She is passionate about her work and she believes in getting through job done the write way by any means necessary “legally” if I may add.. I will continue to use her from now on out for any legal matter
Relentless work ethic, experience and knowledge were just some of the many ways I can describe Ms O’Brien. She’s definitely a lawyer you want to have fighting for your rights.
She got my charges dropped on an appeal. I am beyond satisfied with her effort in my case. I highly recommended Ms. Obrein to people going through similar situations.
Mrs. O’Brien and her team were absolutly wonderful.
If only I could find an attorney like here in South Carolina. Thanks again for all your help and advise.
- Karen Evans
Crystina is a very thorough lawyer who know her stuff. She asks all the right questions and knows how to prepare you for court. If you have a contested custody dispute to prepare for i would definently recommend ms. Obrien.
I was charged with reckless driving after causing an injury-related auto accident. I felt I simply made a driving error as countless people do every day. I turned to Crystina for help. The judge heard multiple witnesses who testified against me and then turned to Crystina who brilliantly argued that my actions did not rise to reckless as defined by Virginia state law AND that there was not sufficient evidence to prove that I was even at fault. The judge agreed and dismissed my case entirely….not a reduction in the charge but an outright dismissal! The final words spoken in my court case was from the judge herself, and I quote here: “Ma’am, you are very lucky, you chose an outstanding lawyer to defend you”. I could not agree more!
- Mark D’Etcheverry
Saved my life
I was young, dumb, in the navy, and a very dysfunctional marriage. It was safe to say by the time I found my way to Crystina, I had pretty well made a mess of my situation at 22. Leaving out the details I continued making a series of mistakes, Crystina was at several points a no nonsense voice of reason in my life. Not only that she allowed me to grow up a little, without getting in my own way legally speaking. Her pricing was not only reasonable, but she went above and beyond the agreed upon services. She cared about my situation, or rather situations, and made herself available to me in regards to the issue I was facing for hours beyond what I was ever billed for. She quite literally saved my life in more ways than i can ever say. She is an HONEST, hardworking, genuine, and invested attorney. She never judged me for any situation I found myself in, and always always advocated for me above and beyond what was required.
Excellent attorney, very knowledgeable, staff was amazing
I hired The O’Brien law firm in reference to a reckless driving case. They were absolutely amazing in helping me with my case and assisting me in understanding the process. I was traveling from out of state which made my case a little more complicated but they were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
The Peoples’ Attorney
CASE: on one fateful evening, we collided with a motorcyclist. No one was hurt. Nonetheless. we were issued a reckless driving ticket (traffic misdemeanor violation) in the city of Hampton Roads.
SOLUTION: we googled search for a lawyer who had experience with the military and who was initimately aware with how a misdemeanor could affect one’s career. There were numerous good reviews of Attorney O’Brien. We decided to take her chances on her (and we are so grateful we did!)
– her practice is extremely responsive to emails
– she’s unapologetically honest and forthright. You know exactly where you stand, what your chances are, and how she can help you
– she’s resourceful
– her practice is in the heart of Hampton Roads
OUTCOME: our case was dismissed. We were in the best of hands. I encourage those who need a strong and intelligent advocate to consult with Attorney O’Brien now.
Crystina was to the point about finding out the details from me. Made a smooth way to get me bail when it was previously denied multiple times. Then through my final case she won the case. She is BEYOND great, she was heaven sent. Also I definitely have her on speed dial. Thanks for all that you did Crystina! I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer.
What a great decision to hire Ms. O’Brien! She is definitely someone you want in your corner in a courtroom! She is very well-versed in the law, judicial procedures, and most importantly, courtroom dynamics. This is huge in Hampton Roads, where different jurisdictions deal with cases in different ways. I was VERY pleased with the outcome of my case. I would hire her again in a heartbeat (although I hope I do not need to).
Best Attorney in Hampton Roads
Crystina O’Brien is an amazing and compassionate attorney. I cannot say enough great things about her, she handle our very delicate child custody case with professionalism and compassion for all parties involved, including and especially the child involved. I would highly recommend her for any and all of your attorney needs. Thanks Crystina for your awesome representation.
Nothing but the Best
I knew as soon as I met Mrs. O’Brien that I had found the best possible lawyer for my case. She was determined and had a drive about her that you don’t see in most. Honestly she reminds me a lot like my mother. She kept me on point with what I needed to be doing through my custody case with my ex. She continuously reminded me to stay focused and do what was best for my son. She continued to make sure I was comfortable with what was going on through the entire process and that I was cooperating with the other party to the best of my ability. When I call her the best of the Best, that is exactly what I mean. I would not even consider hiring anyone else for any future needs I may have.
This attorney provided a well needed consult for me having over 10 pending charges. She recommended me to right person. She informed me of my options, she told me time frames and tight deadlines. Her price to retain her was pretty hefty but she offered quality services and her undivided attention if hired.She is up to date on current legal processes and has an excellent team behind her.
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AMAZING STAFF
My husband was facing a serious felony charge of Sexual Assault, where he could of gotten anywhere from 5 years to life.
I contacted The O’Brien Law Firm and had a consultation with Mrs. O’Brien and she made me feel very comfortable, she listened tentatively and then responded to my questions. I hired her to represent my husband while he was incarcerated. She visited him and introduce herself and he was pleased with the knowledge that she had. She was able to get him out on bond after being there for 5 months so he will be able to have time with his family. She is very caring, compassionate, hard working, honest, down to person. Her Staff is amazing and caring, they treat you like family and always took the time to answer any question you may have. She spent long hours preparing my husband for his trial no matter how tired she may have been. She is a very dedicated attorney to her clients. The Trial came and Mrs. O’Brien was a beast in the courtroom , she was so awesome. At the end my husband got a NOT GUILTY Plea. We were elated and happy with her work. She give my family hope again and to look forward to a brighter future. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs help and justice to prevail. We love her and her staff.
- Antonette & Ashi