As a fourth-generation New Mexican and a third-generation lawyer, Brendan figured out the type of lawyer and counselor-at-law he wants to be by thinking carefully about the skills, attributes, and qualities shared by the best lawyers he has encountered in a lifetime littered with lawyers.
He is: “A Different Kind of Lawyer. A Different, Kinder Lawyer.”
This motto, or “brand promise,” summarizes the skills, values, and attributes Brendan seeks to follow as he fulfills his mission to serve as a learned and trusted family friend while dispensing legal services and serving as a counselor-at-law. Through his approach, Brendan helps people live their lives by reducing the anxiety associated with engaging a lawyer’s services and counsel.
A Proud Local Boy
Born and raised in New Mexico, Brendan is very active in civic affairs and politics. He tries to help you even when he's not working on your case!
Protect Yo’self Before You Wreck Yo’selfRelax, we'll handle everything. Brendan negotiates with the insurance company, so you don't have to! And on Estate Planning matters, he'll counsel you about how to protect your assets and dignity.
When You're Mendin', Get Brendan! Wanna Will it to your children? Get Brendan!
With weekday and weekend appointments available, we're here for you!
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Personal Injury cases: Free 30-minute evaluation with the attorney and counselor-at-law Brendan O’Reilly.For all other matters, Brendan charges $275 plus tax for a one-hour consultation and he'll credit you that amount if you retain him as your lawyer!
Very Warm & Unpretentious- K.B.
Amazing in Helping Us- J.W.
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Economic Injury and Personal Injury Claims
Catastrophic/Severe Injury, Wrongful Death, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist, and Bad Faith Claims
When another person causes economic injury, personal injury, catastrophic/severe injury, or the death of a loved one, you need a skilled lawyer to fight for you. The other side has people battling to get you to settle for pennies on the dollar — fight back!
Divorce, Family Law, and Child Custody
When a marriage ends. you have a slew of emotional and financial matters to address. If you have children, you have more to consider, and even more significant emotional and financial concerns. You need a divorce attorney who can advise you on both the financial matters and the child custody and timesharing issues, while navigating the court system so that you can focus on what matters: Ensuring that everybody involved stays healthy, both emotionally and physically.
Administrative Law, Professional Licensure, and Security Clearance
If you’re a licensed professional, you have rights and responsibilities. If you need help defending your license or if you need help getting a license, then you need to hire an attorney. Whether you’re a doctor, lawyer, nurse, architect, or any other licensed professional, don’t go against your profession’s board without a lawyer. If you need help getting or keeping a security clearance, you may need a lawyer’s help.
Many professional liability insurance policies will cover legal fees in matters affecting your license and right to practice.
Wills, Trusts, Estate Plans, Probate, and Powers of Attorney
Brendan can advise you as to whether you need a will to distribute assets or if other options can satisfy your final wishes. As an additional service, Brendan can advise as to how a Power of Attorney can both protect your interests and ensure that your medical providers honor your wishes when you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
Brendan's Estate Planning Packages start at $1,500 plus tax and consist of:
- One (1) "Initial Consultation" of up to 60 minutes in duration.
- Completion of forms that the Law Firm has developed to collect necessary information.
- Review of forms submitted by Client.
- One (1) 60-minute "Counseling Session" to discuss Client's estate and wishes.
- One (1) draft Last Will & Testament (hereafter "Will") and one (1) revision to the same.
- One (1) draft Advanced Healthcare Directive / Medical Power of Attorney (hereafter "AHD") and one (1) revision to the same.
- One (1) draft General and Durable Power of Attorney (hereafter "POA") and one (1) revision to the same.
- One (1) 30-minute meeting to review the drafts and request any changes to the Will, AHD, and POA.
One (1) 30-minute ceremony at which Client will:
- Subscribe and sign the Will in the presence of a Notary Public who will notarize the signature of two witnesses who will attest to Client's act of signing.
- Sign the AHD.
- Sign a POA.
- One (1) set of the original, fully executed Will, AHD, and POA.
Brendan can work with you to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your assets are protected.
If you want to leave part of your estate to a relative, but fear that they will spend the inheritance unwisely, our estate planning attorney can help you set up a trust to ensure that assets remain available long into the future.
As part of an Estate Planning Package consultation, Brendan will review all of your assets, insurance products, liabilities and your particular situation to advise you on how to set up ownership of your real property and financial accounts to ease or avoid probate. He will also advise you as to whether you are carrying enough liability insurance to protect your assets in the event you or a family member causes injury to another person. Hint: Many people -- and especially retirees who owe little or nothing on their homes -- carry insufficient coverage and could lose their homes if hit with a large liability claim. As an Estate Planning attorney who also practices Personal Injury law, Brendan can advise you on what your insurance coverages mean, how much insurance you should carry, and what it all means!
Incorporations, Partnerships, Dissolutions, Contract Drafting, and Review
If you need to incorporate a business, get a partnership agreement, or dissolve a corporation or partnership, then Brendan can help. Whether it’s a Limited Liability Company (LLC), a Professional Corporation (PC), or a partnership, look to The Lawyers O’Reilly PC for counsel and to get the job done.
If you need contract language for a lease, a sale, a liability waiver, or anything else, Brendan has the training and experience to draft and review contracts.
Elections & Politics
Election Law, Party Politics, Lobbying, and Political Research
Need to prosecute or defend a nominating petition signature challenge? Want on a ballot? Want somebody kicked off a ballot? Issue with reporting financial contributions to the Secretary of State’s office or the Federal Election Commission? Need help getting a bill passed? Need help navigating and prevailing on an intra-party dispute? Need opposition research? See what Brendan can do for you.