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- Chris O’Brien

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Chris O’Brien

Chris O’Brien has been a personal injury lawyer since 1990. Initially, Chris thought he was going to be a tax lawyer after graduating from Washington & Lee Law School in Lexington, Virginia in 1988. Within a year of beginning to practice law, however, Chris realized that he needed to follow… Read More


Patrice Anderson

Patrice Anderson has worked in the legal field for more than twenty years. She is well-known for her ability to handle complex scheduling issues with clients, opposing attorneys and judges’ chambers. Patrice brings a level of professionalism to work every day that lets our clients know that they will always… Read More


Steve Earnhart

Steve Earnhart is a second year law student at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Prior to law school, he taught high school history in Virginia and served in the U.S. Army. Steve, his wife, Jennifer Barbee, and their daughter, Amelia, chose to make Western New York their home in 2010. Steve serves on the Board... Read More


Judy Kirkland

Judy Kirkland is in charge of paralegal and secretarial work for Chris O’Brien. She and Chris have worked together for approximately five years. Judy previously worked at the US Attorney’s Office and several other personal injury law firms throughout her career. She is a mother of two children and an… Read More


Patty Wachala

Patty Wachala has provided bookkeeping and accounting services to a variety of businesses since her graduation from the University at Buffalo. Patty handles all of The O’Brien Firm, PC’s trust and operating accounts with her meticulous eye for detail and her constant upbeat attitude. Patty is an integral part of the… Read More

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Patrick Balkin

Patrick Balkin has practiced law for more than thirty years in the Western New York. He maintains an expertise in a wide variety of practice areas and assists in case analysis and litigation planning on an Of Counsel basis.

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It’s our job to treat every client with dignity, to listen and to care.
The O’Brien Firm, PC
Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney
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Buffalo, NY 14226 View Map
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