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Illinois Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Illinois

At O'Flaherty Law, our Illinois litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court and regularly handle cases both inside and outside of Illinois. From the beginning of a dispute, we prepare long-term strategies while focusing on achieving a favorable resolution for our clients and their cases as quickly as possible.

At O'Flaherty Law, our Illinois litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court and regularly handle cases both inside and outside of Illinois. From the beginning of a dispute, we prepare long-term strategies while focusing on achieving a favorable resolution for our clients and their cases as quickly as possible.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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

  • We Are Cost-Conscious And Cost-Effective!  We treat the client's money as if it were our own.  We do not surprise our clients with unexpected bills.  Instead, before accruing any fees we allow you to make an educated decision with respect to the costs of each step in the dispute resolution & litigation process.  We work aggressively but efficiently to minimize the expense of each stage in the process.  
  • We Put Your Interests First!  Many litigation attorneys are content to let cases drag out and "bill the file."  We realize that you are a person, not a file, and we want you to have a lifelong relationship with our firm.  At O'Flaherty Law, our goal is not to make our firm money off of your case, but instead to have you walk away feeling like you got a good resolution at a fair price.  We are prepared to aggressively pursue or defend your case.  However, because 95% of cases settle before trial, we work with an eye toward a favorable settlement at all times.   It is in your best interest to have a speedy and favorable resolution to your case without expending significant attorneys fees, and, because we put your interests first, this is our goal.  
  • We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Illinois civil litigation attorneys has made a name for ourselves representing the "little guy" against powerful corporations.  We have handled class action suits in Federal Court as well as appeals and multi-state litigation.  No case is too big, and we are prepared to take on and defeat powerful adversaries.     

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free 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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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

5002 Main Street, Ste 201
Downers Grove
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60515
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

Downers Grove Attorneys, Downers Grove Attorney

Downers Grove

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

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

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

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

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

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

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

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

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

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

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

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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 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."

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.

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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."
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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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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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Hearsay Explained | What is Hearsay in Illinois Litigation?

In this article, we’ll define hearsay evidence, double hearsay evidence, and provide a few examples of each, answering the questions, “What is hearsay?” “What’s an example of hearsay?” “What is double hearsay?” and “What’s an example of double hearsay?”

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In this article, we’ll define hearsay evidence, double hearsay evidence, and provide a few examples of each, answering the questions, “What is hearsay?” “What’s an example of hearsay?” “What is double hearsay?” and “What’s an example of double hearsay?”

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The Pleading Phase of Illinois Litigation and Motions to Dismiss

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Illinois litigation attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains Motions to Dismiss in Illinois civil cases.

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In this article, our Illinois civil litigation lawyers explain the pleading phase of Illinois litiigation and motions to dismiss. 

The phases in a litigation case include:

  1. The Pleading Phase;
  2. The Written Discovery Phase;
  3. The Oral Discovery Phase;
  4. Pre-Trial Motions and Settlement Efforts; 
  5. Trial; and
  6. Appeals.   

The first phase of a litigation case is called the "pleading phase."  To initiate a lawsuit, the Plaintiff files a Complaint with the appropriate court.  The Complaint specifies in numbered paragraphs with factual allegations the Plaintiff is making against the defendant, which would entitle the plaintiff to judgment from the court. The Complaint also requests the specific monetary or injunctive relief that the Plaintiff is seeking. If the complaint fails to state a cause of action, or if there are affirmative facts that defeat the complaint, the complaint may be dismissed through a motion to dismiss. If the Defendant chooses not to file a motion to dismiss, he or she must file an answer to the Complaint, in which the defendant admits or denies the Complaint's allegations.

Click here to read an article by our Illinois litigation lawyers about Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation. 

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation in Illinois

Our Illinois litigation attorneys discuss what happens when an Answer to the Complaint has been filed, the pleading phase of litigation is complete and the Written Discovery phase begins.  Each side will issue three types of written discovery requests to the other:

  • Interrogatories
  • Requests for Production of Documents
  • Requests for Admission of Facts

The purpose of these written discovery requests is to narrow issues that must be argued at trial, prepare both sides to depose witnesses, and enlighten each side regarding the facts and arguments at the other side's disposal.

Read the entire article by our Illinois civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in Illinois

Illinois litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the written discovery phase of litigation.

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Our Illinois litigation attorneys discuss what happens when an Answer to the Complaint has been filed, the pleading phase of litigation is complete and the Written Discovery phase begins.  Each side will issue three types of written discovery requests to the other:

  • Interrogatories
  • Requests for Production of Documents
  • Requests for Admission of Facts

The purpose of these written discovery requests is to narrow issues that must be argued at trial, prepare both sides to depose witnesses, and enlighten each side regarding the facts and arguments at the other side's disposal.

Read the entire article by our Illinois civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in Illinois

Points At Which an Illinois Civil Litigation Case is Likely to Settle

Illinois litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains Motions for Summary Judgment in Illinois civil litigation.

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In this article, our Illinois civil litigation attorneys explain inflection points at which Illinois civil cases are likely to settle. Because the overwhelming majority of civil suits settle, our Illinois litigation attorneys work with a focus toward obtaining a favorable settlement for you as early in the case as possible.  This allows both sides to spend less in attorneys fees, making it easier to reach a more favorable settlement for both parties.  Below are the typical inflection points in a litigation case when settlement is particularly likely:

  1. Demand Letter:
  2. Complaint & Summons: 
  3. After Depositions Have Been Conducted:
  4. Pre-Trial Settlement Conference or Mediation:

Because many cases settle eventually, our Illinois litigation attorneys focus on achieving a favorable settlement as early in the process as possible.  This gives you more money and allows you to continue with your life.  We practice nearly all areas of law, so our focus is not on making as much money as we can on your litigation case, but rather on having you walk away happy and gaining a client for life.  

If settlement is not possible, we often seek to win the case without a trial via a Motion for Summary Jugment. You can read an article by our Illinois litigation lawyers explaining Motions for Summary Judgment here.

Our Illinois Litigation Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Dekalb County, LaSalle County, at our offices in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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