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Our Dupage County civil litigation attorneys will work hard to achieve an efficient, cost-effective outcome for your matter while aggressively protecting your rights. Our trained litigators have extensive expertise in federal disputes involving fraud, defamation, negligence, commercial litigation, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, construction law, and homeowners association disputes.

Our Dupage County civil litigation attorneys will work hard to achieve an efficient, cost-effective outcome for your matter while aggressively protecting your rights. Our trained litigators have extensive expertise in federal disputes involving fraud, defamation, negligence, commercial litigation, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, construction law, and homeowners association disputes.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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In this video, Dupage litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your civil matter.

  • We Are Efficient and Affordable! Our DuPage litigation attorneys built their reputation by representing the "little guy" against more powerful opponents.  We focus on putting our clients in the best position to achieve a favorable result in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  At your free initial consultation we will be honest with you and set reasonable expectations regarding costs and outcomes.  You will never be surprised by a legal bill.
  • We Are Experienced Aggressive Advocates and Great at What We Do!  Our DuPage litigation attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to give you the competitive advantage you need to win or favorably settle your dispute.  Kevin O'Flaherty was named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 in 2015. In 2016 we received Avvo's Client's Choice Award due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our clients.  We look forward to being your aggressive advocate!
  • Our Clients Love Us Because We Go Above And Beyond!   In addition to providing skilled legal work at an affordable rate, our DuPage litigation attorneys are accessible and excellent communicators.  We affirmatively educate each of our clients about every development in their case and promptly respond to all calls and e-mails.  We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.  Many of our clients have been so thrilled with the service that we have provided that they have taken time out of their day to leave us glowing reviews.  At O'Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm, and we look forward to building a life-long relationship and earning your trust. 

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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville , IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

In this episode of Learn About Law we explore the issue of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. We delve into the three factors needed to prove infliction of emotional distress in a civil lawsuit and how damages are awarded in these cases. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4QhGg-zwgUIthoK3EdyjA?sub_confirmation=1 More Learn About Law videos, podcasts, and articles: http://www.learn-about-law.com Schedule a Free Consultation or Learn More about O'Flaherty Law: http://www.oflaherty-law.com Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free consultation. Like us on Facebook for weekly videos: https://www.facebook.com/oflahertylaw/ O'Flaherty Law has convenient offices located in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Tinley Park, St. Charles, and Lake in the Hills, Illinois, serving DuPage County, Will County, Cook County, Lake County and McHenry County. Its attorneys focus on providing quality legal work, above-and-beyond customer service, and affordable rates in the following practice areas: divorce & family law; estate Planning, wills & trusts; probate & estate administration; litigation, civil law & dispute resolution; business representation & corporate law; guardianship, elder law & special needs law; residential & commercial real estate law; immigration; bankruptcy; and DUI law and traffic & criminal defense.

​In order to maintain a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), you must show:

  1. that the conduct of the defendant was extreme and outrageous;
  2.  that the defendant intended to cause you severe emotional distress or knew that there was a high probability that his conduct would cause such distress; and
  3. That the defendant’s conduct did in fact cause you severe emotional distress.

What qualifies as extreme and outrageous conduct? First, let’s take a closer look at the first element, “extreme and outrageous” conduct.  Conduct is extreme and outrageous if it goes beyond the bounds of decency.  It must be more than mere insults, indignities, or threats. When deciding whether conduct is extreme and outrageous, courts will look at all the facts of the case and make a determination on a case by case basis.

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​In order to maintain a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), you must show:

  1. that the conduct of the defendant was extreme and outrageous;
  2.  that the defendant intended to cause you severe emotional distress or knew that there was a high probability that his conduct would cause such distress; and
  3. That the defendant’s conduct did in fact cause you severe emotional distress.

What qualifies as extreme and outrageous conduct? First, let’s take a closer look at the first element, “extreme and outrageous” conduct.  Conduct is extreme and outrageous if it goes beyond the bounds of decency.  It must be more than mere insults, indignities, or threats. When deciding whether conduct is extreme and outrageous, courts will look at all the facts of the case and make a determination on a case by case basis.

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Motions To Dismiss In Civil Litigation Explained

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Dupage litigation attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation.

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Our Dupage civil litigation lawyers explain motions to dismiss. Litigation cases begin with the filing of Complaints. A Complaint specifies a cause of action and the civil law that has been violated. It also outlines the damages that the Plaintiff is entitled to. 

The defendant then has two choices once the Complaint has been served:

  1. They can admit or deny the allegation listed in the Complaint and raise defenses by filing an Answer to the Complaint; or
  2. File a Motion to Dismiss. This states that the Complaint is defective, has no merit or there is another affirmative matter that requires the case to be dismissed.

Read more about Motions to Dismiss from Our Dupage County litigation lawyers

The Written Discovery Phase of Litigation Explained

In this article, our Dupage County civil litigation attorneys discuss the steps to obtaining written discovery.  Written discovery consists of four primary types of documents: 

  1. Written interrogatories; 
  2. Requests for production of documents; 
  3. Requests for admission of facts; and 
  4. Third party subpoenas

Typically, each side will initially object to certain interrogatories and requests for production, on one of the following bases:

  • that the discovery request seeks information that is not relevant to the case;
  • that the discovery request is overly broad (i.e., not narrowly tailored to discovering only relevant information);
  • that the discovery request is unduly burdensome (i.e., the burden of gathering the information sufficiently outweighs the relevance of the information); or
  • that the requested information is subject to attorney/client or some other privilege.

Read more about the discovery phase of litigation by our Dupage County civil litigation attorneys

Dupage County litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the written discovery phase of litigation.

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In this article, our Dupage County civil litigation attorneys discuss the steps to obtaining written discovery.  Written discovery consists of four primary types of documents: 

  1. Written interrogatories; 
  2. Requests for production of documents; 
  3. Requests for admission of facts; and 
  4. Third party subpoenas

Typically, each side will initially object to certain interrogatories and requests for production, on one of the following bases:

  • that the discovery request seeks information that is not relevant to the case;
  • that the discovery request is overly broad (i.e., not narrowly tailored to discovering only relevant information);
  • that the discovery request is unduly burdensome (i.e., the burden of gathering the information sufficiently outweighs the relevance of the information); or
  • that the requested information is subject to attorney/client or some other privilege.

Read more about the discovery phase of litigation by our Dupage County civil litigation attorneys

DuPage County Motions For Summary Judgment Explained

DuPage County litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains motions for summary judgment in civil litigation.

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Our DuPage County civil defense attorneys discuss motions for summary judgment in civil litigation.  These request that a court rule on some or all of the issues in your case without having a trial.  Theses are typically granted if there is no genuine issue of material fact and judgment is appropriate as a matter of law.  We also explain the process for deciding motions for summary judgment, including briefing by both sides and oral arguments during the court hearing. 

 ​Read the full article by our DuPage County litigation attorneys explaining motions for summary judgment in DuPage County civil litigation. 

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