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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney that is a “real person” can be difficult.  Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you.  It is important that he or she be down-to-Earth and someone that you connect with.

Your attorney should be accessible.

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

Your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes.

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.


Regardless of the nature your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of expertise to bear in order to optimize our client care.

Legal Services

Family Law & Divorce

At O’Flaherty Law, we realize legal matters pertaining to the family can be especially emotional and stressful for everyone involved. Our Downers Grove family law attorneys will guide you through your family matter with open lines of communication, aggressive advocacy, and a focus on personalized client care.

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Probate & Estate Administration

With affordable fees, client-focused service, and experienced legal work, we will ensure that your family's probate or trust administration is speedy, smooth, and efficient. If you are the trustee or executor of a loved one's estate, our Downers Grove probate attorneys will guide you through the responsibilities of administering the estate. If probate is necessary, we will do the heavy lifting for you so that your focus can be on your family, and not on paperwork.

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Guardianship Law

Our Downers Grove guardianship attorneys will assist you in every detail of your guardianship matter. We boast decades of combined experience in contested and uncontested guardianship matters and will offer you the affordable rates, accessibility, and peace of mind you deserve.

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Estate Planning

Our experienced Downers Grove estate planning and administration attorneys guide you through setting up your affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives. At O'Flaherty Law, we work with trusted accountants and financial advisers to develop an overarching prudent plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We help to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, name a guardian for your children, avoiding estate taxes and costly attorney fees and court costs upon your death and guardianship proceedings.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

If you are convicted of a crime, it will effect your life, liberty, property, career and family. Our Downers Grove criminal defense attorneys will aggressively defend your case and protect your interests. Many attorneys are more interested in getting paid and pressuring their clients to take plea deals than in vigorously defending their clients. Our attorneys truly care about our clients’ well-being. Our Downers Grove criminal lawyers will educate you on plea deals and only advise you to accept them when they are truly in your best interest. Our team is composed of serious and aggressive defense attorneys that will fight for you.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Downers Grove business attorneys provide detailed, personalized and comprehensive representation for your corporation, LLC, partnership, or sole proprietorship. We ensure you make the right decision when choosing a corporate entit. Our Downers Grove business lawyers will assist you in creating and maintaining your corporation or LLC; drafting your bylaws, operating agreements, and partnership agreements; drafting employee contracts and independent contractor agreements; and negotiating commercial leases, asset purchase agreements, and stock purchase agreements. We are your one-stop lawfirm for all of your business needs.

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Immigration

Our experienced Downers Grove immigration attorneys are client-focused and will attentively communicate with you in your native language. ​Everyone living in the United States today is owed the right to either U.S. Immigration Status or the right to go through the system of U.S. Immigration laws. Our immigration attorneys are licensed to practice in Board Immigration Appeals (BIA) hearing rooms, federal courts, and appeals courts in all 50 states. We have seen the positive effects that legal immigration can have on individuals, families, and employers.

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Real Estate Law

Our experienced Downers Grove real estate attorneys offer comprehensive legal services in the area of real estate. We look forward to working with you to shepherd your residential or commercial real estate purchase or sale to closing; draft, negotiate, or review your commercial lease; appeal your property taxes; defend your foreclosure; or accomplish any of your other real estate needs.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Despite our affordable rates, O'Flaherty Law is not a bankruptcy mill. Our friendly Downers Grove bankruptcy attorneys provide individualized service to each of our bankruptcy clients, taking the time to explain all of your options and promptly answer any questions you may have along the way. Because we have experienced attorneys in other areas of law on staff, our Downers Grove bankruptcy attorneys are able to explore all of your options, and give you holistic, comprehensive service. Our deep involvement in the community has provided us with a wide network of professionals and resources who will take a team-based approach to helping you make the most of your fresh start!

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Please contact our friendly Downers Grove Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

4949 Forest Ave., Ste. 1B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 687-6993
info@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Why O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

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Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

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Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

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We Are Great at What We Do!  ​Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  As a firm, O'Flaherty Law was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  Because we have received so much positive client feedback, we were also the recipient of the Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2016 in the practice areas of both Rockford Divorce and Estate Planning.  We have an A+ rating with the better Business Bureau, and are proud to have never received a complaint.  Most importantly, many of our previous clients have thought highly enough of our above-and-beyond service to take time out of their busy schedules to leave us positive testimonials.  Our Rockford attorneys are the best at what they do, and we are proud of the good work that we perform as a firm for each of our clients. 

We Are Affordable!  We are proud of our affordable rates, which allow us to build long-term relationships with as many members of the community as possible.  For many legal matters, we offer budget-friendly flat fees.  If a flat fee is not feasible, our attorneys will work efficiently with an eye toward your budget.  From the outset of your case, we will set reasonable expectations for costs and outcomes, and continue to communicate with you at every stage of your matter, so that you will never be surprised by a legal bill.  We would rather charge less and have you rave to your friends and family about the amazing value that you received from our firm. We Are Client-Focused!  Legal skill and expertise should be a prerequisite for any attorney you are considering hiring.  What sets us apart is our above-and-beyond approach to client service.  We won't speak to you in legal ease; you will feel comfortable with our down-to-earth Rockford attorneys.  

We are accessible, available 24/7.  We promptly return all calls and e-mails and will affirmatively communicate with you and educate you at each stage of your case.  Finally, we are your trusted adviser.  We always act with the utmost integrity, and are always honest and realistic with our clients about the likelihood of and the steps necessary to accomplish their legal goals. 

We Are Comprehensive!  Unlike sole practitioners who are spread too thin, our team of skilled Rockford lawyers and staff is large enough to provide comprehensive service in nearly every practice area and provide our clients with the resources they need to achieve your goals.  However, we are not like expensive downtown firms that are too large to focus on client service.  We have found a sweet spot, allowing us to provide affordable, above-and-beyond customer service, while being a one-stop shop for our community's legal needs.  Once we earn your trust, you will never have to look for another attorney again, regardless of your legal matter.   ​

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In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

Please contact our office to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

4949 Forest Ave., Ste. 1B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

info@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Downers Grove Attorneys

In this video, Downers Grove divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to file for divorce in Illinois.

In this video, Downers Grove divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to file for divorce in Illinois.

Rockford Family Law: How to File For Divorce in Downers Grove

A divorce can be a complicated and emotional ordeal, but our Downers Grove attorneys are here to make it as seamless as possible.

Our Downers Grove lawyers use the following article to explain the residency requirements in order to give Illinois jurisdiction over your divorce, the requirement of living separate and apart, how to initiate a divorce proceeding by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, where to file your divorce petition, and the notice that must be served on your spouse once the divorce petition is filed.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove attorneys explaining how to file for divorce in Illinois.

In the following video, Downers Grove estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains what a good estate plan should contain.

Downers Grove Estate Planning: Estate Planning Explained

Our Downers Grove lawyers want to give you an introduction to estate planning by explaining the difference between wills and trusts, and how both can be used together to accomplish your estate planning goals. We discuss how revocable living trusts can be used to ensure that your estate avoids probate when you pass. We also discuss how powers of attorney can prevent a guardianship proceeding in the event that you become mentally incompetent. Finally, we cover the execution of end of life instructions through a living will.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove attorneys on estate planning.

In this video, Downers Grove probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the probate process in Illinois.

Downers Grove Probate: The Probate Process Explained

In this article, our Downers Grove attorneys explain the Illinois probate process including instances when probate is necessary, how to open a probate estate, and the various forms that must be filed along with the probate petition, we also discuss the notices that must be sent to heirs and creditors of the estate.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove lawyers explaining the Illinois probate process.

Further Reading from our Downers Grove Attorneys

Parental Responsibility Laws in Iowa

Parents and legal guardians could face potential liability for a minor’s conduct in Iowa.

November 11, 2021

Does Adultery Affect Alimony and Divorce in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin is a “no-fault” divorce state. What no-fault means is that in order to obtain a divorce you simply have to let the court know that the marriage is irretrievably broken and you no longer want to be married. Adultery is certainly a reason to get a divorce but it is not a factor the court considers when granting a divorce or when ordering alimony.

Heather Jones

November 10, 2021

Iowa Divorce – Serving and Answering the Divorce Petition

If you have come across this article it is likely that you are considering filing or are ready to file a petition for divorce in Iowa. Naturally there are a lot of questions to be answered, like how do I serve my Iowa petition for divorce? You serve your petition for divorce either personally, by mail or by publication. As you will see later in the article, personal service is the best and is recommended. A lot of people also ask if they are required to file an answer to a divorce petition in Iowa.

Heather Jones

November 4, 2021