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Iowa City Civil Litigation Lawyers

In the complex landscape of Iowa City civil litigation, our dedicated team stands ready to navigate the legal challenges and disputes you face. With a deep understanding of litigation and dispute resolution, we're committed to representing your interests effectively and diligently, ensuring a tailored approach to your unique situation.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who 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.

We believe 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.

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We believe 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, the 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 of 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 experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Iowa City Civil Litigation Lawyers:

How can our Iowa City Civil Litigation Lawyers help you?

The Litigation Process

Civil litigation covers everything from business disputes to personal conflicts. That’s a wide range of disputes so we need to be meticulous in our approach to dispute resolution. Our Iowa City civil litigation attorneys are familiar with the many steps of the civil litigation process:

  • Pleadings: The foundation of any litigation, defining the scope and claims of the dispute.
  • Motions: Strategic tools to shape the litigation, to resolve issues before trial.
  • Discovery: The critical phase of gathering evidence, where both sides get to know all the facts and build their cases.
  • Pretrial Conferences: Meetings that set the stage for trial, to clarify issues and establish procedures.
  • Trial: The end of litigation, where disputes are presented and decided in court.
  • Judgment and Appeals: After trial, judgments are entered and can be appealed.

A Case Study

A local Iowa City business needed to seek legal advice after a contract dispute with a supplier. Both sides seemed stuck and the stakes were high. Our civil litigation attorneys were called in to help.

Through our approach to the discovery process our law firm found key evidence that changed the direction of the dispute. We used that information to negotiate a resolution that avoided trial, saved our client time and money and stress. The business relationship was preserved and we proved the value of legal intervention in dispute resolution.

Litigation can be tough but our Iowa City civil litigation attorneys will provide the strategic guidance and representation you need to navigate disputes and litigation. Whether it’s a business dispute or personal legal issue we’ll help you get the result you want.

Why Us?

A Team That Collaborates on Your Case 

We’ve had many legal clients complain that their last firm just didn’t have the resources or understanding to manage their case. Our attorneys regularly communicate across the firm, getting input from several legal professionals without the additional cost. 

Our Skills and Services 

Our skills and experience span decades and many different practice areas. We truly want to provide a comprehensive legal solution for our community. When you’ve got a legal question, we want to be the first law firm you think of because you know you can trust us to have the answers or tell you the next best solution. 

Open Communication 

No one wants to be sitting in the dark, unsure of what’s going on with their case. Part of our core practice model is to regularly update our clients on the status of their case. 

How To Find Our Iowa City Location:

From Coralville, IA:

  1. From Coralville (2nd St & 12th Ave), head east on 2nd St towards 1st Ave.
  2. Continue on Iowa River Landing Pl, then merge onto 1st Ave.
  3. Take I-80 E ramp, exit 244 for Dubuque St towards Iowa City.
  4. Left on Dubuque St, continue as it becomes N. Dubuque St.
  5. Right on Market St, left on N. Clinton St.
  6. Right on Church St, left on N. Linn St, right on E. Bloomington St.
  7. Left on Highland Ave; destination is on the right.

From North Liberty, IA:

  1. From North Liberty (Penn St & Community Dr), head south on Community Dr, left on W. Penn St.
  2. Continue on Mehaffey Bridge Rd NE, right on N. Front St/IA-965 S.
  3. Follow IA-965 S; becomes Dubuque St in Iowa City.
  4. Left on Foster Rd, right on N. Dubuque St, then follow steps 5-7 from Coralville directions.

From Tiffin, IA:

  1. From Tiffin (Stephans St & Ireland Ave), head east on Stephans St, left on Ireland Ave.
  2. Right on W. Marengo Rd (F44), merge onto I-80 E.
  3. Follow Coralville directions starting from I-80 E, exit 244.
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What to Expect From a Legal 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.

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Office Address

535 Highland Ave., Ste. A
Iowa City, IA 52240

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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

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Meet the Owner

I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

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