On March 29, 2014, Kerry O’Brien served as one of three community judges for the 10th annual Austin Rose of Tralee Festival, held at the Fado Irish pub in downtown Austin. The Rose of Tralee festival is an international festival that has been based out of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland since 1959. Every year for […]Read More
KERRY V. O’BRIEN is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, litigating cases at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels around the state for disputes under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. Kerry is also a former administrative law judge with the Texas Workforce Commission, having handled over 800 appeals related to unemployment insurance. Prior to starting the law firm, Kerry served as a litigation attorney and city prosecutor through a law firm for many cities around central Texas, including Leander, Kyle, Manor, Jonestown, and Lago Vista.
Since August 2008, Kerry has been in solo practice with O’Brien Law Firm PC, taking great pride and pleasure in representing his clients in employment, business, personal injury and other litigation-related disputes. Kerry has also spent the past 6 years continuing work as a municipal prosecutor.
Every year since 2011, Kerry has been a featured speaker on Employment Law for the annual People’s Law School, sponsored by the Austin Bar Association.
Kerry is a 2002 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, where he was active in trial advocacy, competition and study. He received his undergraduate degree from UT in Music Theory with study of classical guitar. Kerry is a member of the State Bar of Texas Employment Section and Civil Litigation Section, as well as the Austin Bar Association Employment Section, and Solo/Small Firm Section. He is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and all four federal court districts. Kerry volunteers to judge mock trial and debate competitions at every opportunity and has been involved in youth mentoring through the Seedling Foundation for 6 of the past 8 years. He has been married since 2001 and has three boys, and is still active as a musician and songwriter.
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On March 11, 2014, a unanimous federal jury in San Antonio found that federal contractor Stobil Enterprises had engaged in unlawful retaliation under federal law when it fired employees Reyes and Houston for filing a complaint for unpaid overtime. Reyes and Houston worked as cooks in the kitchen of a veterans’ rehab facility in San […]Read More