Attorney Patrick O'Hara

Patrick O'Hara

Attorney At Law

Years of experience have taught me that personal injury is just that — personal. Every case is different, and every person who gets hurt has very different needs. That’s why I work on a case-by-case basis. I offer a personalized approach to every client, but my overarching goal remains the same: to seek justice on their behalf.

What Makes Me Different?

I allow honesty and transparency to guide our communication.

I’ve been practicing personal injury for years. I know the ins and outs of Texas law, and I’ve taken on more than my share of difficult cases. You can trust in two things: 1) My experience is an asset worth having on your side, and 2) I do what I do because I care about the well-being of my clients.

With those factors in mind, here’s what I ask of you. I ask that, when you decide to work with me, you heed my advice. Each piece of guidance I offer is based on experience and an invested interest in your health and happiness. I will work hard for you, but I will also be clear and direct about the good, the bad, and the ugly — even when it’s not what you want to hear. I’ve learned that such transparency up front means fewer surprises for you down the road.

Because my approach changes on a case-by-case basis, various clients I’ve had over the years see me in different ways. Some — for instance, those whose cases I’ve settled outside of court — tend to see me as efficient and knowledgeable. Others — primarily those whose cases I’ve taken to trial — see me as aggressive and difficult to intimidate.

No matter which way my clients have viewed me during their particular case, they’ve also commented on my professionalism and approachability. These, I feel are non-negotiable traits that a trial attorney must have.

If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m not afraid to take a case to trial. In fact, the courtroom is where I feel most at home, and according to several of my former colleagues, the place where I really shine.

Clients tend to want to stay away from the courtroom, and understandably so — trial is associated with complex legal matters and escalated disputes. 

But sometimes it’s actually the best way to resolve a legal issue, and I will always weigh the pros and cons for your particular situation before ever taking your case in that direction.

You can rest assured, though, that if for any reason your case makes it to court, I have the wherewithal to represent you.

Throughout my career, there have been many occasions in which it was my client and I on one side of the negotiation room and a full panel of insurance attorneys on the other. But I’ve never allowed such opposition to deter me or derail the case I’m presenting.

Regardless of what awaits us — in or out of court —  you can breathe a little easier knowing that you have an experienced and diligent legal professional on your side.

As for your opposing counsel, they can rest assured that they’re in for some tough negotiations coming from our side of the table.

Practice Areas

A word from my clients

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you may be hurt, but you're far from helpless


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I've taken on complex cases as far as London.
I'm not afraid of a challenge, or a little traveling.

tough opposition is no reason to back down

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Now, I’m not saying I’m in the habit of flying around the world to represent a client, but there is something to be said about the thorough, efficient method I implement whenever I choose to take on a difficult case.

With every concern a client brings forward, I carefully assess the situation, determine whether I’m the right attorney for the job, explore the options most likely to result in a win, and tell my client directly how I envision their case unfolding. From there, it’s just a matter of putting in the work — something I’ve never been afraid to do. 

If you’re not sure whether your location or type of injury falls within my scope of practice, just call and ask. There’s no harm in exploring your options.

Big or small, your case matters

Ambitious attorneys love taking on larger, more challenging cases as they progress in their careers. I’d like to say that I’m no exception, but that’s not entirely true. You see, I’ve sought out big, difficult cases from Day 1 of my career.

My first trial, in fact, was a very serious matter in which I represented a client suffering from mesothelioma. Despite my opponent having quite a bit more experience than I had at that point in time, I persevered and won that case for my client anyways. I just can’t help it — standing up for clients in need is what I do, and I do it well.

I Don’t Cut Corners. I pride myself on overcoming complex legal obstacles, but I don’t want that to discourage you from calling if your case is on the other end of the spectrum. People facing even the simplest, most straightforward of personal injury concerns have the right to work with an experienced attorney who’s looking out for their best interests — and that’s exactly what you’ll find in me.

So, whether your insurance company is giving you trouble or you’re looking to sue an internationally renowned drug company, don’t hesitate to give me a call.



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