Injury, disability, and death cases are hard on people and their families. 

Insurance companies like to delay or deny compensation to injured and disabled people. We are injury and disability lawyers. We help make the insurance company pay what it owes.

But that doesn’t come easy. Often times, the insurance company fights tooth and nail with frivolous arguments to not pay what they owe. 

Our experience is that these cases are difficult on people, but not as difficult as living through pain or loss with no money. At some point, victims of negligence accept that they can never go back. They can never un-injure that body part. They never get back a loved one. They can never go back to work. 

Accepting that realization is hard. Our job is to make your life easier. 

Let Us Help! 

Before you hire a lawyer though, there are a few things you should consider about the law firm. These things will likely affect how your case will be handled. 

The Osterbind Law Difference

Hiring a lawyer is often the most important legal decision you can make. Most people don’t have to hire a lawyer except once or twice in their lifetime. Those times are usually for estate planning or some other positive event like adoption. Other times may be for something really hard like a criminal charge or a domestic issue. 

It is not often that a person has to hire a lawyer for a significant injury, disability, or death. What should you look for when you hire a lawyer? 

1. A Real Personal Injury and Disability Team

Teamwork is a cornerstone at Osterbind Law. Without it, we would not be able to do what we do. So many law firms are set up where each lawyer maintains his or her own caseload. Each lawyer is a silo. That lawyer may have one paralegal or secretary to assist with the caseload. Other lawyers may share a paralegal with another lawyer or two. 

At Osterbind Law, our team works together to solve hard problems. We all share responsibility for our cases and we work together to push them toward resolution. Some law firms say that they are a team. But a team means more than asking for advice every now and then. We share responsibility for cases. We trust each other to do our jobs well. But when we see something has not been done, we step up to have each other’s backs. 

2. Real Experience and Know-How

Injury and disability lawyers have to know the law. This is not as easy as saying where you went to law school and that you passed the bar. Knowing injury and disability law is unique. Every situation is unique by how the law applies may be different. You don’t want a primary care doctor operating on your brain. And you don’t want a general practitioner to resolve your injury or disability case. 

But more than that, they need to know what they are doing. That is to say, they need to have the experience to say the right thing at the right time. Trial lawyers have to think on their feet. We learn how to practice the law in the courtroom by being in the courtroom. Experience in front of judges and juries is essential. 

Our lawyers have devoted their careers to helping injured and disabled people recover money from insurance companies. We have spent years negotiating and litigating these cases so that we can provide the best advice for our clients.

3. Open and Timely Communication

The number one bar complaint against lawyers is communication. People try calling their lawyers to get answers about their case, and they can’t get through or they can’t a return call. That is not right. You should always know what is going on in your case. It is, in fact, your case. It is not your lawyer’s case. And, you have the right to know what is going on. 

At Osterbind Law, we pay a good deal of money every year for the sole purpose of keeping our clients up to date on their cases. Our case management system provides a client portal that notifies you of every update in your case. Every document that comes into our office and goes out is uploaded to your client portal. That way, you always know what is going on with your case. If you don’t understand what is going on, you can send a message or a text and get answers quickly. 

4. Relentless Effort and Infinite Compassion

We’ve all seen the “We Care” commercials, right? They seem so fake. Well, your lawyer shouldn’t be fake. It is impossible to represent a human being and accomplish a good result if we don’t believe in our client. At Osterbind Law, we are very selective about who we represent.

We only represent people we believe in. 

Let me say that again, we only represent people we believe in.

Other lawyers will take any case that comes in the door because, well, you got to pay the bills. But we flip that belief around: we pay our bills by only representing those people we believe in. There are good cases and bad cases. We will fight tooth and nail for the people who deserve it the most. Our clients are not the stereotypical injury and disability victims. Our clients are survivors. They want to do the right thing. And they want the insurance company to do the right thing too. Our strength comes from within. Because doing the right thing is ingrained in our being. It is part of our core values and we expect our team and our clients to share our values. 

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What others say about us

Google Rating
4.8
Brandon and his team at Osterbind Law are truly peerless. This is exactly how a modern personal injury firm should operate. The firm is holistic in its approach and thoughtful. It's no wonder why they get such great results for their clients. And no surprise, their clients love them. I've had the pleasure of working with Brandon on a professional level and he levels up, big time. Kudos.
Nathaniel Amendola
Nathaniel Amendola
16:56 30 Jan 21
The entire staff was dedicated to taking care of me!
Rhonda M.
Rhonda M.
23:38 29 Jan 21
I knew Hannah's character and integrity before she started working at Osterbind Law, so when I was in an accident this was the first place I called. At the free consultation, she determined that I didn't need a lawyer, but pointed me in the right direction. Definitely appreciate the no pressure sincerity and desire to add value to people. Because of her suggestions, I was able to navigate the insurance companies and come out with several thousands of dollars more than without Hannah's advice. Truly a blessing and I wouldn't hesitate to call them again if the need arises!
Jared Zentz
Jared Zentz
13:49 02 Nov 20
Brandon is knowledgable and experienced with personal injury. I recommend his services.
Jon Katz
Jon Katz
03:01 02 Nov 20
I highly recommend Osterbind Law. I refer all of my clients who need a personal injury attorney. They are professionals who know the law and are able to navigate the court system and negotiate fair settlements for their clients. In addition, they are personable and deeply care about each client's case. Osterbind Law has my full endorsement without reservation.
Mark Cook
Mark Cook
16:11 30 Oct 20
Highly professional team that is honest with you about expectations and works hard to share as much information as possible. I am so thankful I sought their counsel, I learned so much throughout the process and was able to receive a just and fair settlement based on their advice. The team took their valuable time to listen to my case and provide quality feedback. I would absolutely recommend them! You will be in caring and highly capable hands!
N W
N W
19:44 21 Jul 20
Brandon and his team were very professional and patience with us help us through the process from start to finish, we are very pleased with the settlement. It was truly a blessing for us and we now have new friends for life. We highly recommend Osterbind Law.Thanks
Danny and Lynn Mehaffey
Danny and Lynn Mehaffey
17:47 02 Jul 20
Very compassionate and knowledgeable people who helped us with our situation. They worked quickly and I can’t tell you how grateful I’m they were so caring. I would recommend this firm to anyone that anyone
Lori Rudder
Lori Rudder
22:12 25 Feb 20
The staff is caring and very knowledgeable. They help you as quickly as possible, and worked very hard for us. I'm so pleased with the way they assisted us.
Meghan Rudder
Meghan Rudder
16:41 25 Feb 20
The entire team at Osterbind Law are incredible. They communicated with us with every step and process that was happening . They provided the knowledge, support, and empathy to us on the case. And when the curve ball was thrown, they dug in deeper. I have nothing but the highest respect for Brandon and Hannah and the entire team. They made us feel more like a family, than a client.
Wendy Shull
Wendy Shull
19:17 20 Dec 19
Hannah Bowie with Osterbind Law is an exceptional attorney. Her empathy, patience, understanding and intelligence were all displayed while she represented me. She is thorough and quickly thinks on her toes. She is relentless in pursuing justice for you and goes the extra mile. I would not hesitate to use her again.
F A I T H
F A I T H
21:48 10 Nov 19
I have had the best help from Brandon , Hannah and there team at the Osterbind law they really have done a awesome job thank you all for your honesty and hard work you have put in to help me and my family
Mark Bernard1
Mark Bernard1
20:51 17 Oct 19
Got my case taken care of quick and with no problems. Everybody at the firm is very nice and listens to what you have to say to get you what you need.
Bryan Mostrangeli
Bryan Mostrangeli
00:12 11 Oct 19
Brandon and his team did a great job helping me through my case. I'm so glad I chose him and stuck with him through the transition to his own firm. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They feel like family after all this! Thank you for everything!!Amber J
Amber Higby
Amber Higby
03:42 19 Apr 19
Brandon and his team offered professional and exemplary expertise on our case against Allstate! We were always kept in the loop as to the happenings surrounding our case. Osterbind Law needs to be your first choice when looking for an attorney that is reputable and reliable. Their care and understanding didn't end once our case was heard in court **and won**, but even after making sure all the loose ends had been taken care of for our family!
Stacey Amaya-Diaz
Stacey Amaya-Diaz
15:22 29 Mar 19
I’ve had the privilege of using Brandon’s services over the past few years and highly recommend his office for your personal injury needs. The staff is caring and knowledgeable and you never feel like a number. 5 star service!
Jeannie Sollie
Jeannie Sollie
19:39 31 Aug 18
He cares about you as a person. His main focus is not on how much profits can be earned from the case. He wants to solve your problem.He spends his own possession for those who are suffering.Tons of people are dying from basic needs. Hungry, but cannot eat. Cold, but no clothes to wear. Worn out, but no time nor shelter to sleep in. Brandon's heart is toward them. He is the ones who truly move this country.I am a foreign person. He listened to my voice. He cared for my accident just as his people. I could sense no discrimination from him.I trust Brandon. If anything similar were to happen again, I will find Brandon again.
Seokjin Cho
Seokjin Cho
13:05 22 Aug 18
I have known Mr. Osterbind for quite a few years now. He has proved to be a knowledgeable, compassionate, sensitive and trustworthy attorney. He also has a staff that works for him and with him. Thanks Brandon, I truly appreciate you for all that you do and all that you have done for me. SignedSo grateful, Anna S.
ANNA
ANNA
12:46 21 Aug 18
Mr. Osterbind is wonderful. We needed his help on an issue that we were getting no where from a police point of view. He put us in contact with the right people and worked very hard for our family. The case included our young son of 12 and Mr. Osterbind was wonderful with him. After working with him before he testified in court the judge complemented our son on his manners and how well he presented himself. We know a big part of that was how Mr. Osterbind prepared our son and was so patient and helpful. He was able to get a great settlement for our son and help us end our nightmare. If we ever need his services again we will not think twice on who to call!!!
Stacie Tyree
Stacie Tyree
20:12 07 Aug 17
Brandon exceeded every expectation I had. He is extremely knowledgeable and understands what a personal injury can do to an individual's life. He was always well prepared, professional, and willing to go the extra mile to see that I was pleased with his efforts. Once he agreed to represent me in my personal injury case, he handled everything relating to the case and i was able to focus on my family and everyday life with no worry. There is no one else that I would have rather had represent me than Brandon. Nobody knows what tomorrow holds, but if I ever happen to be unfortunate enough to be involved in another accident, I will seek representation from Brandon without hesitation.
Kara Jeremy Jude
Kara Jeremy Jude
01:57 22 Jun 17
Brandon offered excellent customer service and timely results. He made the scary experience of personal injury from a car accident a more tolerable event. He took care of all of the paperwork and insurance callers that were overwhelming us and he was able to provide our family more than we ever imagined. We would absolutely use his services again and recommend him highly.
Landon Etzel
Landon Etzel
20:19 15 Jun 17

 

 

Brandon Osterbind is an injury lawyer. Brandon is a co-founder and managing partner at Osterbind Law, PLLC. Starting off in the general practice, Brandon started to focus his practice to only include injury cases in 2014-2015. Since then, Brandon has focused his caseload on personal injury, ERISA Disability, and medical malpractice cases. 

Brandon S. Osterbind

 

 

 

 

Kelly Osterbind is an injury lawyer. Kelly is a co-founder and partner at Osterbind Law, PLLC. Starting her practice as a prosecutor, first in Bedford, Virginia, then in Lynchburg, Virginia, Kelly took some time off with her kids before returning to the practice of law. Kelly has prosecuted virtually every traffic offense and litigating injury cases is not that much different.

Kelly A. Osterbind

 

 

Hannah Bowie is an injury lawyer. Hannah is an associate at Osterbind Law, PLLC. Starting her practice here means that Hannah has the opportunity to focus her practice from the very beginning. Passionate about people and helping them through difficult times in their lives, Hannah works tirelessly to make sure that every client gets what the law describes as full and fair compensation. 

Hannah Bowie

 

 

 

 

David Abraham is a retired insurance adjuster with over 30 years of experience working for Allstate Insurance. Having worked for the insurance industry for an entire career, David brings a unique perspective to our new practice that includes an institutional knowledge of how insurance companies work from the inside. David is joining the team to help injury victims get the compensation they deserve.

David Abraham

 

 

 

 

Julia Hinckle is our paralegal. Julia is smart and comes to Osterbind Law with great attention to detail and motivation to improve the lives of our clients. Julia works hand in hand with our clients and our attorneys to accomplish big results for our clients.

 

Julia Hinckle

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Bowen is our client relations specialist. Karen loves people and one of our core values is that we seek to love and understand people. While she will be your first point of contact at Osterbind Law, Karen will do everything she can to help you make good decisions and she will put you in the right place at the right time. 

 

Karen Bowen

 

 

 

 

 

Our Core Values

 
1. We seek to LOVE and UNDERSTAND people.
 
2. Everyone is INVALUABLE and IRREPLACEABLE
 
3. We SERVE the client. 
 
4. We always do the RIGHT thing.
 
5. We are FAITHFUL in the small things, every day.
 
6. We practice OPEN, TIMELY communication.
 
7. We INNOVATE and IMPROVE ourselves.
 
8. We WORK TOGETHER to SOLVE DIFFICULT PROBLEMS.
 
9. We guarantee RELENTLESS EFFORT and INFINITE COMPASSION.
 
10. We live within our means.

The Story

Osterbind Law opened in June 2017 as a law firm dedicated to the idea that we help people who have been injured through no fault of their own. Brandon and Kelly Osterbind, husband and wife, started this law firm together and work together on cases. But that isn’t where the story began. 

Brandon and Kelly met in law school and got married in 2008. Their paths were very different, but each path has led to the same place.

Brandon started working as a part-time receptionist at a small law firm when he was in high school in the late 90s early 2000s. Brandon was fortunate that the lawyers there taught him the essentials of the real-life practice of law while he worked during high school, college, and law school. Since law school, Brandon clerked for Judge Petty on the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and, after his term concluded, he joined a small law firm in Central Virginia as an associate. After two years of hard work, that law firm made him a partner in 2012. Brandon said “I am sincerely grateful for the opportunities afforded to me and for those who invested in me. I am who I am today, in part, because of them.”

Kelly spent many years as a prosecutor here in Central Virginia.  She is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience in handling cases and preparing witnesses and evidence for trial.  She has prosecuted everything from traffic offenses to violent felonies. Her cases have been covered by WSET and the Lynchburg News & Advance. Kelly has also been an adjunct professor for Liberty University Helms School of Government and Liberty University School of Law teaching law students how to practice law. Kelly helps prepare personal injury clients and cases for trial and she helps prepare our ERISA disability appeals.

Together, Kelly and Brandon are committed to helping the people of the greater Lynchburg area recover from trauma and litigate injury and disability cases so that every day people can put a roof over their heads and food on their table. 

What is Next (something is always changing)? 

Just like everything in our culture, the practice of law is changing rapidly. Clients expect different methods when it comes to purchasing legal services. You expect efficiency in case management, proficiency in the delivery of legal services, and constant communication and delivery of that information. 

Over the last couple of years, Brandon and Kelly have been working, researching, and experimenting with some ideas to create new processes and systems in our everyday practice so that we can better deliver legal services to our clients. We become more efficient, more proficient, and more informative every day because what we currently do can always be done better. These ideas that we are talking about cannot exist in a vacuum. It is an entirely new way of delivering legal information and performing legal services that we hope will blow you away. 

We pride ourselves on constantly changing and innovating for our clients’ benefit. As we continuously evolve our delivery of legal services, we promise to stay abreast of new technology, to use it to our clients’ advantage, and to use it to add value to our clients’ cases. 

Working With Us

We look forward to working with you.  If you have any questions, please call us and we can discuss how the law applies to your case and how we might be able to help you.

But you may not be ready to hire an injury lawyer just yet. And we understand that which is why we offer free information throughout this website on our FAQ page, our blog page, and our case successes page. We want you to see who we are and how we help people. We want you to understand the legal issues.

We also offer free, no-obligation strategy sessions. We don’t do free consultations because that is a fancy word for “get you in and sign you up.” In fact, we promise that we will not try to sell you our services. Instead, we will equip you with information that you don’t have and that you need in order to combat the insurance companies. 

If you are an attorney who is interested in referring cases to us, we only do injury law. That means we have no interest in stealing your business client, your estate planning client, or your family law client. Instead, we will work with you and keep you in the loop with the status of your client’s case. To learn more about our referral program, click here

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