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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.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our friendly Elmhurst attorneys have the expertise necessary to be your trusted advocate. Using a team approach, we provide our clients with comprehensive representation in Divorce & Family Law, Probate & Estate Administration, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Business Representation and more.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Often, bankruptcy is one of many options available to individuals with large amounts of debt. Because we have a team of attorneys with collective experience in many different areas of law, our Elmhurst Bankruptcy attorneys have the ability to work with you to come up with a comprehensive strategy to get you a fresh start, with bankruptcy being just one of several options. If bankruptcy turns out to be the best option for you, we offer affordable flat fees that will help you get your new life started with minimal expense. Despite our low rates, we are not a bankruptcy mill. Our attorneys will work with you personally to educate you and advise you on the bankruptcy process and work to ensure that the process goes smoothly and quickly. We are accessible to our clients in a way that most bankruptcy firms aren't. ​

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Family Law & Divorce

Our experienced Elmhurst family attorneys and staff will be your aggressive advocates while working to keep your case efficient and affordable. We were named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law attorneys, and were also a recipient of the Avvo Client's Choice Award in 2016 for Divorce. We are accessible, client focused, and excellent at what we do, exercising every option under the law to protect your rights and achieve the most favorable possible outcome to your case.

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Estate Planning

Our friendly Elmhurst estate planning attorneys will take the time to educate you on how you can use trusts, Wills, and Powers of Attorney in an affordable manner to protect your family and assets. We will help you ensure (1) that your assets are properly distributed to your loved ones when you pass; (2) that your estate will avoid the costly and time-consuming probate process; (3) that you have a guardian named for minor children; (4) that estate tax will be avoided or minimized; and (5) that an expensive guardianship proceeding will not be necessary if you become mentally incompetent.

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Probate & Estate Administration

​​If you are the executor, trustee or administrator of a loved ones estate, you do not have to do it alone. Our experienced Elmhurst probate attorneys are here to guide you through the process. Our excellent communication with our clients, extensive experience, and affordable rates make the experience of probate or estate administration as easy as possible for you and your family.

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Guardianship Law

Our Elmhurst guardianship attorneys assist you in every detail regarding your guardianship matter and have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings. We offer affordable rates, accessibility and peace of mind to ensure your goals are met.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our experienced team of Elmhurst litigation attorneys will put your interests first. From the outset of your case, we will set reasonable expectations regarding costs and outcomes. We will be your trusted adviser, seeking a favorable resolution to your matter as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible while aggressively pursuing every legal avenue to defend your rights.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Elmhurst business attorneys understand the unique needs and mindset of business owners and entrepreneurs. With experienced, affordable, and comprehensive client service, we will build a lifelong relationship with you as your business' trusted adviser. Whether you need advice or assistance with incorporation, contract drafting or review, employee and independent contractor issues and agreements, business disputes, exit strategies, or asset purchase agreements, our friendly Elmhurst Business attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to provide creative and cost-effective solutions for business. At O'Flaherty Law, business is our passion.

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Immigration

The citizenship interview is a key piece of the naturalization process. You will be interviewed by an official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Our team of Elmhurst immigration attorneys will help you overcome the stress of this situation by preparing you for this interview and educating you about what you will be asked. We will stand by your side from the start of the process until you obtain citizenship.

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Real Estate Law

Our experienced and friendly Elmhurst real estate attorneys are dedicated to providing above-and-beyond client service to get your deal done quickly and smoothly. We will take the time to focus on your case and your individual needs; communicating and coordinating with your realtor, your lender, and the party on the other side of the transaction to do whatever it takes to prevent any obstacles between contract and closing. We also realize that when selling or purchasing a home, you have a lot on your plate. Our job is to make your real estate transaction as easy and smooth as possible while protecting your interests. Our mission is to get your real estate deal closed painlessly and on time, so that you can focus on your family and getting started on the next phase of your life.

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Elmhurst Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Please contact our friendly lawyers 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.

Please contact our friendly Elmhurst Criminal Defense Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

(331) 253-4060
elmhurst@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 Elmhurst?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst?

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.

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.

Our Elmhurst Criminal Defense Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We Are Experienced Advocates and Great at What We Do!  If you are facing traffic, criminal, and DUI charges, it is important to have an experienced attorney with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of every option available to you under the law.  At O'Flaherty Law, we have the skills you need to protect you.  In 2015, Kevin O'Flaherty was named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  In 2016, we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award.  We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we are Lead Counsel rated attorneys.  Many of the clients that we have assisted in the past have been so impressed by our attorneys' work that they have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews.  We have what it takes to get you the best possible resolution. 
  • We Are Affordable!  We are proud of our affordable rates.  We offer low flat fees for many types of cases.  If a flat fee is inappropriate for your case, we promise to do everything in our power to keep your legal fees as low as possible, while still pursuing every avenue under the law to provide you with an effective defense.  ​
  • We Are Accessible and Provide Above-And-Beyond Client Service!  Many attorneys are difficult to reach, are unavailable during off hours, and do a poor job keeping their clients informed throughout the course of their case.  At O'Flaherty Law, we are different.  If you have an emergency, or just need your questions answered, you can call Kevin O'Flaherty's cell phone 24/7: (630)967-4697.  We make it a point to always respond promptly to your calls and e-mails, and to affirmatively notify you and educate you regarding any developments in your case as soon as they happen.

You Don't Have to Leave Your Home For Your Legal Consultation

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 Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

elmhurst@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 Elmhurst Criminal Defense Attorneys

In this episode of Learn About Law, Elmhurst criminal attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses first offense DUIs

In this episode of Learn About Law, Elmhurst criminal attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses first offense DUIs

Elmhurst Criminal Attorneys Explain First Offense DUIs

In this video, our Elmhurst criminal lawyers explain first offense DUIs. ​If you are arrested for a DUI and it is your first offense, our Elmhurst DUI attorneys will assist you in obtaining a dismissal or reduction of your charges.  This can often be accomplished by negotiating a plea deal with the state.  

If a plea deal is not possible, we will assist you in obtaining court supervision, which will allow you to retain your license and avoid having a conviction on your record.  If you receive court supervisions, you will likely be required to pay a fine, undergo an alcohol evaluation, participate in a Victim Impact Panel, and perform community service.  After your court supervision requirements have been completed, your case will be dismissed, typically after 12 months. ​

Elmhurst Criminal attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses under what circumstances a DUI becomes an aggravated DUI. Kevin explains what turns a misdemeanor DUI into a felony DUI.

Repeat Offense DUIs

In this video, our Elmhurst criminal defense lawyers discuss aggravated DUIs. If the DUI in question is not your first offense, you will not be eligible for court supervision, and you will automatically have your license revoked if you are convicted.   Although jail time is a possibility, our experienced DUI attorneys can often negotiate community service instead of jail time.  Your third DUI will be a felony.

Elmhurst criminal attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the criminal process, what bonds are, your rights during an arrest, and how evidence is gathered.

Statutory Summary Suspension Of Your License

In this video, our Elmhurst criminal lawyers explain statutory summary suspension of your driver's license. If you refuse to submit to a breathalyzer or if you submit and have over .08 Blood Alcohol Content, your license will be automatically suspended.  If this is your first DUI and you refuse the breathalyzer, your license will be suspended for one year.  If you submit to the breathalyzer and blow over .08 BAC, your license will be suspended for 6 months.  Either suspension period will automatically begin 45 days after the date of your arrest. Even though the suspension will automatically start 45 days after your arrest, you will be entitled to a hearing.  Your Petition for a Hearing must be filed within 90 days of your arrest, or your right to a hearing will be waived.  The state is required to set your hearing for a date within 30 days of the date you filed your petition.  At your hearing you can challenge whether the officer had probable cause to pull you over, whether a proper arrest was made, whether you received the legally required statutory summary suspension warnings, or whether you actually refused or failed the breathalyzer.  Our experienced Elmhurst DUI attorneys will ensure that no stone is left un-turned in your defense and that you receive the best possible outcome under the law. ​

Further Reading from our Elmhurst Criminal Defense Attorneys

10 Suggestions from A Lawyer for Your Court Appearance

If you are getting ready for court and are wondering what you need for your court appearance, this article is intended to give you some general suggestions of how to get ready for court and how to behave in court. It’s important that you properly prepare for court because it will potentially have a significant impact on your life.

Heather Jones

September 30, 2021

Does Changing my Name Affect my Criminal Record?

People change.  While sometimes considered cliché, this phrase is still undoubtedly true.  You have come a long way from the time of your criminal conviction, and now are possibly considering a name change, or have potentially already undergone a change, maybe in part to throw off the ill feelings of an earlier unfortunate stage in your life.  

Garrett Miller

September 22, 2021

How Do I Bring A Divorce Or Custody Action Against A Spouse In Prison in Iowa?

This article will discuss things a spouse filing a divorce petition, or a parent filing a custody petition, should consider if the other party is incarcerated, including:

  • What protections are there for a party who is incarcerated in a family law case?
  • What does the requirement of a GAL mean for the Petitioner?
  • Are there any other options?
  • What other adults require the appointment of a guardian ad litem before a judgment is entered?

August 3, 2021