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James O'Brien

Rating 5.0
Farmers Insurance Agent in Latham, NY
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601 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110

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Phone Numbers

(518) 783-0100(518) 783-0100
(888) 850-9888

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weekends and Evenings by Appointment
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Latham, NY

James John O'Brien
About Me

Rating 5.0

As your local Farmers® agent in Latham, NY, I help customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. This process is straightforward and personalized to help make you smarter about insurance. I have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options--whether that's auto, home, renters, business insurance and more. James O'Brien opened the first Farmers Insurance Office in Albany County NY, based in Latham, New York. Albany and Capital Region residents are encouraged to call or come see us for auto, home, life and business insurance reviews. James and his team are proud to be a community resource for personal lines and business insurance questions and quotes. Our office is here to assist and help people "Get Smarter About Their Insurance".

Give me a call at (518) 783-0100 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: English

Years of Experience

I have over 5 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.


BA, Siena College, 1989

Neighborhoods Served

Latham NY, Albany NY, Loudonville NY, and Capital Region NY


Insurance Products Offered

Business Insurance

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At Farmers® we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything – like a bear turning a garage upside down. So do you have a plan for the unexpected? I'm happy to lay out the insurance options for you to select the coverage you want.
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We've completely redesigned the My Farmers experience, giving you easy access to:

- Pay bills and manage payment options
- Print your digital ID card
- View your agents' information
- View valuable perks
- Policy documents all in one place
- Sign up for bill and new document notifications
Vet visits are twice as expensive as they were 10 years ago, but that shouldn't keep you from caring for your pet.

Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company.

  • Music - Guitar player, writing, and recording
  • Fitness - Boxing and Muay Thai
  • Family - Being with family is my favorite past time
  • Travel - Love experience new places.
  • Pets - Love hanging out with our furry friends
As a small business owner myself, I know you want to improve your small business every single day. Let's start with your Business Insurance policy. Is that the coverage you want? Come by my office and let's review your current policy, or for the new business owner, let's discuss your business and insurance needs.
Teach your son that success usually starts with a plan.

Recent Reviews for James O'Brien

Rating 5.0
11 Customer Reviews
  • Rating 5.0
    Very helpful and was able to get me what I wanted
    Response from James
    Thanks for the kind words Daniel, Tammy loved working with you on your policies and look forward to assisting you for many years to come!
  • Rating 5.0
    I appreciated the time James took to explain everything about my coverages and provided real-life examples. It confirmed my decision to purchase additional insurance and remain at the current levels with my other policies.
    Response from James
    Reina, it's always a pleasure to speak with you about insurance and long distance running! I really appreciate that you take a proactive look at your insurance and weigh the options to make sure you are protected. Thanks again!
  • Rating 5.0
    James made it very easy. He answered all my questions and did all the hard work.I signed in a couple of places, and he saved me a lot of money without having to sacrifice any coverage.
    Response from James
    Scott, it was a pleasure working with you on your auto policy and thanks so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed our conversation as well!
  • Rating 5.0
    I receive both my auto and renters insurance through Farmer's Insurance. Jim and his staff are very approachable and will return phone calls in a prompt manner. I am very satisfied with Jim O'Brien and will continue to be a client.
    Response from James
    Thanks so much for the kind words Susan. You are a pleasure to work with!
  • Rating 5.0
    Time Efficient , Polite and Knowledgeable.
    knows my call by the sound of my voice over the phone, THATS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
    Response from James
    Thanks for the kind words Bryan! We love having you as a client!
  • Rating 5.0
    Excellent service Great guy. Would definitely recommend him.
    Response from James
    Thank you Tony! You are such a pleasure to work with!
  • Rating 5.0
    Tammy was the first person I spoke with when trying to locate home insurance. Her easy way with people put me at ease right away. James couldn't have been more accommodating and professionally put together a quote in one day. He then stayed on the phone while I tripped through the complicated authorization signature. This was most assuring as I am computer illiterate. My experience was definitely 5 * quality.
    Response from James
    Hi Pat, Thank you so much for the kind words! You were so nice to work with, and so happy to have you as a customer :-)
  • Rating 5.0
    Overall this was a very pleasant and encouraging experience. Jim was able to help us, provide answers to questions, and provide solutions for a solid policy. He was very timely, had great follow through, and most importantly instilled trust. Thank you!
    Response from James
    Diane, thanks so much for the positive feedback. I'm so happy to have you as a client!
  • Rating 5.0
    Jim you were great. You went the extra mile to find me a better price for the auto and renters insurance. You were honest when you couldn't beat my business liability policy and sent me to a state insurance for worker comp and disability. Honest, friendly, direct and knowledgeable. All you want in an insurance agent. You still rock on.
    Response from James
    Sue, you have been a pleasure to work with! I've really enjoyed learning a bit more about you and your business. Thanks again!
  • Rating 5.0
    James has been a very helpful and attentive agent for us.
    Response from James
    Thanks so much for the kind words, you are a pleasure to work with!
  • Rating 5.0
    I love Farmer's I use them for both Auto and Renter's insurance and even when I sometimes they never make me feel bad. The staff is pleasant. The Latham office is convenient. Tammy and James both helped me and I couldn't be happier.
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