Jessica O’Brien
Senior Family Lawyer

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
By: – Dolly Parton

The journey into law… 

Since Jessica O’Brien’s admission to the Supreme Court of NSW in July 2021, Jessica has worked predominantly in Family Law assisting clients with a wide range of issues including from divorce, separation, child custody and parenting matters, property division, financial agreements, and matters related to domestic violence.

Working in Family Law requires a deep understanding of the relevant laws and regulations, as well as strong communication and negotiation skills to assist clients in resolving their disputes. The nature of these cases can be emotionally charged, so empathy and sensitivity are also crucial qualities for a lawyer in this field.

Experience in family law 

Prior to working at Unified, Jessica O’Brien was employed at two top prestigious Family Law firms located in Sydney and Western Sydney.

Other areas of expertise 

Prior to commencing in Family Law, Jessica worked in a criminal law firm which exposed her to gain invaluable experience in the field of criminal law. This is most beneficial in her Family Law practice, as certain family law matters may intersect with criminal issues, especially involving domestic violence or child abuse. Her previous experience in crime, enables Jessica to better advocate for her client’s best interests and understand the potential implications of criminal charges in family law proceedings.

The passion for family law

Family law matters often involve sensitive and personal issues, which can be extremely stressful on a client’s life and wellbeing. As a result, Jessica strives to make clients feel at ease, safe and empowered as they navigate the complexities of the Family Law legal process.

By approaching each matter with this delicate care, Jessica can prioritise a clients’ well-being in addition to their legal needs to provide them with a holistic support base during what is normally a very difficult time in their life.

Our care for clients 

Jessica O’Brien understands the difficulties clients are faced with in family law disputes and tailors her approach to suit each individual matter. She believes it is important that trusted relationships are formed early and so regularly engages with clients to ensure they are at ease throughout the family law legal process.

Jessica understands the challenges and emotional toll that family law disputes can have on clients and tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual case. This personalized approach is essential in family law, as each situation is different and requires careful consideration of the clients’ specific circumstances and goals.

By forming trusted relationships with her clients from the outset, Jessica fosters a sense of trust and comfort, which can be crucial in navigating the often complex and sensitive legal process involved in family law matters. Regularly engaging with clients ensures that they are well-informed and supported throughout the process, which can help reduce their stress and anxiety during what may be a difficult time in their lives and significantly contributes to achieving positive outcomes and resolutions in family law cases. By showing genuine care and understanding, Jessica assists clients to make informed decisions and feel empowered throughout the legal proceedings.

Why Unified 

For the opportunity to work with a well-established Sydney Family Law firm who have a team of experienced solicitors specialised in Family Law.

Passion outside of the law 

In her spare time, Jessica O’Brien enjoys going for swims at the local pool and finding new running trails throughout Sydney. She is also a passionate Balmain Tigers supporter despite their winning history.

Jessica O’Brien
Senior Family Lawyer

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
By: – Dolly Parton

Contact Information

 02 9189 1549


  • Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership) – University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Western Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The College of Law
  • Admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Admitted in the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales

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