William H. “Happy” O’Brien

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Born and raised in Virginia Beach, William H. "Happy" O’Brien grew up in the Great Neck area and graduated from Frank W. Cox High School. After graduating from Davidson College, near Charlotte, NC in 1996, he spent a year coaching at the College of William & Mary, then began his legal education at George Mason University. Following a year of study there, he transferred to the University of Virginia, and graduated with the class of 2000.

Upon graduation from law school, he began his career as an associate with Brydges, O’Brien & Frucci and gained the invaluable experience of learning the practice of law from Dick Brydges. After honing his skill as a courtroom advocate capable of handling criminal, civil and domestic matters, in 2005 he moved on to become a partner in the firm of Brydges, Geroe, Rosenblatt & O’Brien. The successful union allowed the firm to provide services as they relate to all aspects of traffic and criminal law, personal injury/medical malpractice and domestic law. Prior to the formation of the new team at Doummar & O’Brien in 2013, Happy was also recognized in Super Lawyers 2010 as one of the "Top Young Lawyers in Virginia."

In addition to serving his clients, Happy enjoys community involvement through coaching area youth in a variety of sports in his hometown of Virginia Beach.

Areas of Practice Include:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/Traffic
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Family Law/Divorce
  • Civil Litigation