Following are testimonials from our clients:

I would like to personally thank Fatima and Brian for the professional conduct they were always available to assist with my enquiries and always returned my calls. Brian (mediator), walked me through the mediation process he advised me and assisted throughout. I am extremely pleased with the process. Kind regards Richard Philpott
Richard Philpott
I found all people that worked on my case with at O'Brien's very easy to deal with, they put in the extra effort to make me feel comfortable, I can only praise the firm and people involved with O'Brien's. Not only was the outcome fantastic, my appreciation for the help and kindness from O'Brien's is a credit to all.
Kyle Robinson
I recently had the pleasure of working with O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors and cannot recommend them highly enough. Their legal expertise and dedication to their clients are unmatched. From the moment I contacted them, they provided me with outstanding support and guidance. The team at O'Brien Solicitors demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism and knowledge and they took the time to thoroughly understand my case and develop a strong legal strategy. Their attention to detail and extensive experience truly set them apart. Communication was outstanding. They kept me informed at every stage, providing regular updates on the progress of my case. Their transparency and responsiveness gave me confidence and peace of mind, knowing that I was in capable hands. If you're seeking professional legal advice, I highly recommend turning to the team at O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors.
O'Brien Criminal and Civl Solicitors represented me in a sensitive case against the CoA. The firm was able to source an equitable result through their diligence, legal acumen and expertise. I would highly recommend the firm as a satisfied and thankful client.
As a client of O'Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors, I am extremely satisfied with the services provided by Tim Rayner and the entire team. From the initial consultation to the final resolution of my legal matter, I have been impressed with the level of professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail demonstrated by everyone involved. Tim Rayner in particular deserves special recognition for his outstanding work. His knowledge of the law, his ability to communicate complex legal concepts in clear and concise terms, and his dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients are truly exceptional. He was always available to answer my questions and provide guidance, and he kept me informed every step of the way. Overall, I highly recommend O'Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors to anyone in need of legal assistance. They are a top-notch law firm with a proven track record of success, and I am grateful for their hard work and commitment to justice. Thank you again for bringing my life back!
Wilson Tighe is the best criminal lawyer in Sydney. I highly recommended him not only for his highly competence in laws but also for his kindness and humanity. We thank him a lot for his help in our matter.
We had wonderful representation from Wilson Tighe at O'Brien's, who was highly professional and empathetic and brought his attention and experience to our case during a time that was stressful for us. We very much appreciated his caring approach and attention to detail and would not hesitate to work with him again. His relationships with other stakeholders during our appeal hearing was also invaluable.
I am so glad someone took the time to recommend Peter O'Brien and his team to me. Very professional in the way they treated my legal matter while genuinely caring about getting me the best outcome possible and how I was affected by the proceedings. Well done Peter, Brian and the rest of the team.
I found myself facing the criminal justice system for the first (and hopefully only) time. Contacted O'Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors based on the number of positive reviews and was put through to Elliot Rowe. His patience with me was outstanding helping me navigate and understand what lay ahead. Never felt rushed. He was very objective and not judgemental in any way. Gave me plenty of options which allowed me to arrive at a fair outcome. At sentencing, he spent the whole day with me in court. I consider Elliot to be more an ally, not just a lawyer. Can't recommend Elliot highly enough. -
Ordinary people standing up against inhumanity, abuses of power, and for a better world need to know someone has their back when their own rights are abused. Thank you.
I do not have enough good things to say about this firm. My fiancee suffered a very distressing online attack on her reputation. This was successfully dealt with by this firm both speedily and effectively, but more importantly with empathy and compassion. I would not hesitate to use them again in future and remain incredibly grateful for their assistance.
Peter and his team assisted myself to obtain my trades licence in NSW. I am so grateful that I chose Peter at O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors as I do not believe that any other organisation could have provided such a great case in my defence. The outcome will be life changing for myself and I am beside myself with joy that I chose this firm. Peter and your fabulous team, keep up the great work!
Very good at their game and regarded highly, but with a conscience and strong humanities mindset, not there just to take your money.
Just want to say a massive THANKS to Peter O'Brien and his amazing colleagues who have always and continue to go above and beyond for not just myself but the ones I care about and refer to you guys I remember sitting in mulawa jail all those years ago in segro for no legitimate reason and being brought up to meet you guys and within an hour of that meeting I had my rights back and back in a normal cell so thanks to you guys for the reason I am free today and let’s hope that continues🤞🤞 but most of all many thanks for all you are doing for Stel as well. I don’t know what the outcome or success will be of this appeal but I know he has the best legal team behind him and that itself brings me hope and comfort. And to everyone else when I say these guys are amongst the best in the business I mean it. Thanks again Peter Tim Elliott and Bethany and last but not least Sarah G for being my rock in many of my rock bottoms and times of stress and incarceration I am forever grateful
I was referred to Peter years ago from A great lady friend of mine who said for my particular charges & associated difficulties that they were Number 1! Peter & Elliott & Than when she was there were ALL incredible but a special shout out to the AMAZING OFFICE GIRLS & Varied Paralegals that constantly bolstered my spirits & listened to my frantic ramblings. Wow, They got me a Great Result & I too owe them BIG TIME!
I would highly recommend Elliot Rowe who recently represented our son in a court appeal case.  Even though it was a free legal aid case Elliot's interest and efficiency was evident from the onset.  He provided excellent communication during the entire process even though most of it had to be done virtually due to coronavirus restrictions.  He even went to the extra effort of keeping us parents in the loop with regular emails.  His hard work and commitment resulted in an excellent outcome with a greatly reduced sentence.  We are extremely grateful to Elliot Rowe and the barrister Chris McGorey  whom he selected.
O'Shaughnessy family
Unlawful arrest case: My wife and I had an unpleasant encounter with members of the NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol on a Saturday morning in George Street, Sydney. For the offence of jaywalking we were subjected to, amongst other things, an unlawful arrest and search. Although I am myself a solicitor, I had no experience in civil law. Peter O’Brien’s legal advice was absolutely spot on. We commenced legal action against the State of NSW for the torts of unlawful arrest, assault, battery and trespass to goods. It was on a no-win, no-fee basis so there was no risk and no stress involved. The State settled the matter in our favour for precisely the sum that Peter had anticipated. Fatima Rauf was the solicitor whom Peter allocated to the matter and I cannot commend her diligence and commitment enough. Thank you, Peter, and thank you, Fatima, for all the care and attention that you provided to us and to our matter.
Strip Search Case: Myself and a colleague were strip searched illegally and immorally by police. We were recommend this law firm and were assigned a clever solicitor named Sophie Leaver who worked very hard on delivering justice on our case. Peter O'Brien was a very articulate and determined lawyer advocate. Myself and my colleague would recommend this ethical firm to anyone. Thanks again! This law firm stood by us, showing solidarity is strength.
I'd highly recommend using O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors. They’re efficient, experienced, cost-effective and dedicated to getting the outcome you deserve.
I was very happy with Elliot Rowe. He has kept me out of jail. Not only did he get it throwing out of court when I was almost certainly going to jail, but he also had the police pay for all expenses - could not be happier. My life could have been a lot different. Definitely recommend O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, who went out of their way from the start.
I was recommended to O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors after I was brutalised and arrested by transit police. They settled my claim. I’m extremely happy with the firm and would recommend them to anyone in the same position.
I was very happy with Elliot Rowe. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He helped me with a case I was extremely worried about. Elliot was very knowledgeable and helped me get the outcome I wanted.
Peter O'Brien, you're a gem mate! You changed my whole life with today's outcome at the Downing Centre, and I can't thank you enough! I highly recommend you and your firm to anyone for any matters! Thanks again! xx
Dear Peter O'Brien, I just wanted to thank you and the team at O’Brien Solicitors for all your hard work on my case. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Dear Peter O'Brien, Again many thanks for your efforts with [K]’s case, greatly appreciated and as always, you are the best, the most solid and on the ground solicitor I know.
Cheers, D
Dear Peter,
I am so glad that I spoke to you when I did. So many lawyers had told me that I should plead guilty. If I didn’t come to you, I would probably have been in jail right now.
Dear Peter,
Your strategic advice during the case showed that you have a mastery of criminal legal process. After my previous experiences with the law, it was amazing to see a lawyer stand up and really fight for me.

Defamation cases

I'd like to thank O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors for an outstanding outcome to my defamation case. In particular Stewart O'Connell. Defamation is a particularly difficult area and not straight forward, however Stewart from the start was not only extremely confident he was also supportive and empathetic to the situation I was in. There are 2 things important with this: empathy, because it felt like he knew what I was going through, and confidence, which means he knew exactly what he was talking about. These 2 points alone means you know you're in good hands and that's vital to winning a case and peace of mind. Honestly speaking - not many lawyers in Sydney know what they are doing. These guys do.
Peter O’Brien, you are great, sympathetic and hardworking solicitors that strive to achieve goals. They worked hard to settle my claim and I’m beyond happy with the result.
I cannot speak highly enough of Peter O’Brien Lawyers. Solving a very complicated divorce with such skill, humility and expertise, Peter himself showed why he is Sydney’s "go to" lawyer . Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Historical sexual abuse by church

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are absolutely brilliant at what they do! I approached the firm to sue a church for historical sexual abuse. My experiences as a victim were, of course, traumatic. The firm's solicitor recognised this from the get go and was empathetic throughout the entire process. He remained calm on the phone, and forewarned me about potential things that would happen. When they did, it wasn’t confronting which helped me manage my trauma. Everything about the firm is great. The solicitor provided excellent communication during the entire process. Everything was done in a timely manner and I was kept in the loop at all times. I only met the solicitor and Peter in person once; they are nice blokes! The majority of my communication was done virtually so I did not have to take any time off work. It was great that they were able to work around my busy schedule. I was able to obtain a settlement with the help of the solicitor. My advice to anyone who is a victim of institutional sexual abuse is to get onto O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors. I recommend the firm to everyone! They are absolutely brilliant and can help you with everything.

No conviction under Section 10

Dear Peter O' Brien and the team, I approached you to help me with a criminal case where I was accused of an assault, intimidation and stalking of a person who had actually bullied a member of my family, stalked and intimidated her on number of occasions in the past. All attempts to reason with his employer and himself failed.  Peter, Linda and the team offered full assistance, gave proper advice, and informed me all the way through the legal process. The end result was no conviction under Section 10. After a particularly stressful and challenging period in my life, it was great to achieve such a positive outcome.

Suing the police

Thanks for helping me achieve a good outcome in my case! I approached O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors in regards to my civil matter. I had been unlawfully arrested and was originally not going to proceed with my claim because I didn’t think that I had a winning case. However the civil lawyer convinced me that I had a case and has been very helpful throughout the entire process. He explained the law and my case thoroughly. He was in constant contact throughout the entire process and kept me up to date with what was going on. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and it was exactly what I wanted. I recommend to anyone with any problems that O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is the way to go!

Mental Health Section 32

Dear Peter O'Brien and Tahn O'Rourke, I just wanted to write and let you know how much A and I appreciated your great help, insight and understanding in having his charges successfully dealt with under a section 32.  I cannot begin to tell you how relieved we are to have had the matter resolved. After a particularly sad and challenging period it was great to having something so good happen. So thank-you both - you were just great - the outcome of the case has made an enormous difference to us.

Police brutality

As a victim of police brutality, I was dismayed by the total lack of concern and a refusal to investigate the complaint I made in writing to the NSW Police and NSW Ombudsman. When the baseless charges against me were finally dismissed on appeal in the District Court and the Police again refused to investigate my complaint against them, I felt compelled to take civil action against the NSW Police, in an effort to seek accountability on the part of NSW Police. Even before I contacted O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, I was encouraged by the information and positive attitude shown on their website. Peter O'Brien and the team at O'Brien Solicitors have been wonderfully helpful and supportive in seeking legal redress through the Courts. I was amazed and relieved when O'Brien's Solicitors achieved an outcome that spared me any further distress or inconvenience and more than satisfactorily compensated for the pain and suffering I had endured as a result of my unfortunate encounter with a couple of over-zealous police officers. I wholeheartedly recommend O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors to anyone who has experienced police misconduct and had their rights trammelled by heavy-handed police officers.

Having All criminal charges dropped

I was very impressed with Peter O’Brien and his team. Having charges against me and my partner, he was very successful – all charges were dropped. I would highly recommend O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors. His work in the courtroom was professional and he didn’t miss a beat. I have had the darkest cloud hovering over me and these charges by police would have ruined my career. Peter was extremely knowledgeable and by far the best lawyer to handle my case.

Drink driving

Dear Peter O'Brien, Thank you very much for your help with my PCA matter. I can only imagine the situation I would have found myself in had I done the matter myself. I am very grateful for your professional and courteous assistance.

Keeps security licence

Dear Peter O'Brien, “Thank you so much for your hard work on my case Peter. I was so worried I was going to go to jail for something I didn’t do. I was also worried about losing my security licence if I was convicted of a criminal offence.”

Averts going to jail

Dear Peter,
The thought of potentially going to jail for something I did not do terrified me. Your preparation and diligence in preparing for the trial was first class. I cannot thank you enough.

Saves drivers licence

Dear Peter O'Brien, “Thank you so much for your hard work on my case Peter. I was so worried I was going to go to jail for something I didn’t do. I was also worried about losing my security licence if I was convicted of a criminal offence.”

Response to Four Corners Program on NT child detainees:

I would like to thank you for your unbiased input into the Four Corners program… I thank you for your interest in an area our great country seems to have forgotten. You are brave and honourable. Please don't give up on these boys.
Jane H
Saw the programme on ABC last night. Very distressing. You were great, well done.
Jane R
Bravo for bringing your poor clients plight to the nation's much needed attention. All the best.
Pete, I always said that a Royal Commission was likely, right?! Bullseye. Hats off to you…
Peter and Jared I am very proud of both of you. This is massive. I think it is hard to get an objective view about how bad this is… I reckon this is a crossroads moment for our nation.
Peter I don’t know how you can keep  doing this work – the program last night was gut-wrenching. When you think human depravity can’t get any worse, you find out what has been happening in the NT. It is good that there will be a Royal Commission but real solutions will need to be found. We need people like you
Prue G
Mr Peter O'Brien, You have made a difference, now it’s up to the people of Australia to stand behind and support your brave actions, by saying to government this is not acceptable and must change TODAY. Once again THANK YOU,
With a heavy heart,
Samantha Y
I wanted to commend you for your courage, dedication, social conscience, passion and hard work. I was deeply distressed watching the show last night. It has continued to distress me today. I am heartened to hear that this morning the Prime Minister has  announced a Royal Commission.
Joshua J
I am disgusted, appalled and horrified at the barbaric abuse of these children. How can society believe that this management of the "challenged" in our community be acceptable? I feel quite sick at the thought of how these young children being abused both physically and mentally, in fact, as I write this, tears are pouring down my face. What future do these children have?
Karen D
Dear Peter I wanted to send a thank you for your involvement in the Four Corners investigation into the torture and deprivation of vulnerable young people in detention. I struggled to watch the exposé and, if not for your, John Lawrence and Jared Sharp's fierce defence of these children I would have finished viewing feeling utterly hopeless. Thank you for being their voice when they are silenced. 
Meryl K
Although under harrowing circumstances, I want to congratulate you on your contribution to last night’s Four Corners programme… I applaud you for your stance and hope you continue your good work in keeping the gatekeepers honest.
Julian C
Peter, Just dropping you a line to say well done on shining a light on the issues of child incarceration in the NT.
Damien J
Please, please let Dylan know that there are people who care about him and that the whole country is watching. Please pass on a message to him that he is brave and strong and valued. Thank you for your work for him and all the other mistreated youth in this shocking situation, I am still crying.
Leanne L


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