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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.


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O'Flaherty Law of Joliet

200 N. Hammes Ave., Ste. E6

Joliet, IL 60435

815-409-4925
joliet.il@oflaherty-law.com

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Why O'Flaherty Law of Joliet?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Joliet?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Joliet?

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 Cost-Conscious And Cost-Effective!  We understand that the last thing you want to be spending your hard-earned money on is an attorney.  When handling your case, we always have an eye toward the cost-benefit analysis of your options.  We will set realistic expectations regarding the costs associated with your case at the outset, and will not surprise you with fees you were not expecting.  We pride ourselves in achieving optimal solutions for our clients in the most affordable manner possible. 

We Put Your Interests First!  Our goal is not to make money for our firm off of your case, but rather to bring your case to a speedy and favorable conclusion, so that you walk away raving about the value that you received from our Joliet litigation attorneys.  95% of cases settle before trial, so we are always working with an eye toward achieving a favorable settlement for our clients as early in the case as possible.  We have found that if a case settles earlier in the process, each side spends less in attorney fees and the settlement is more beneficial to all parties involved.  However, we will not hesitate to aggressively defend your rights at trial necessary.  We are the tools in your hands.  Our job is to advise you and protect you, but you remain ultimately in control of all major decisions in your case. 

We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Joliet litigation attorneys has a reputation for taking on cases that other attorneys may find too difficult to handle.  We have significant resources and experience that our firm can bring to bear, so that no case will be too complex or to big for us to take to trial and achieve a favorable result.  We are also excellent at handling small matters that may be resolved with a demand letter in an efficient and cost-effective manner.   We are your shield and your advocate, and we are here to fight for you.  

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Joliet, IL 60435

joliet.il@oflaherty-law.com

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Joliet Civil Litigation Attorneys

Our Joliet civil defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the written discovery phase of litigation.

Our Joliet civil defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the written discovery phase of litigation.

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation

In this article, our Joliet civil defense attorneys explain the process for written discovery and how it may be a great tool in preparation for depositions and trials. Our Joliet defense attorneys explain various phases of written discovery such as requests for production of documents, admission of facts, and interrogatories.  The final section discusses the reasons why the opposing party will often object to some discovery requests and how a Motion to Compel Discovery may move the process along if time has expired to produce discovery documents by the requesting side.  As new information comes to light, there may be additional production requests and interrogatories.

Our Joliet civil defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses a strong civil defense tool, motions to dismiss.

Motions to Dismiss Explained

In this video, our Joliet civil defense lawyers go into depth about the motion to dismiss in terms of Illinois litigation.There are two types of Motions to Dismiss: 2-615 Motions and 2-619 Motions.e explain motions to dismiss in Illinois civil , including the difference between 2-615 motions to dismiss and 2-619 motions to dismiss, and the process for briefing and hearing of motions to dismiss. Do not hesitate to contact O'Flaherty Law for all of your legal needs.

Our Joliet civil litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how in civil litigation you can use motions for summary judgment.

Motions For Summary Judgment Explained

In this article, our Joliet civil defense attorneys discuss how motions for summary judgment are used in order to request a court to provide a ruling on issues in your case without going to trial. This can be done for some or all of the issues in your case. When there is no issue of material fact and judgment is appropriate for a matter of law, the motion for summary judgment is normally granted. The article finishes by discussing the process in how motions for summary judgment are decided. This can include an oral argument in a court or a briefing by both parties.

Further Reading from our Joliet Civil Litigation Attorneys

How To File A Wisconsin Mechanic’s Lien

In this article, we explain the basic steps in filing a Wisconsin Mechanics Lien

  • Who Is Allowed To File A Wisconsin Mechanic's Lien?  
  • Wisconsin Mechanic's Lien Waiver
  • How To File A Wisconsin Mechanics Lien
  • Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Preliminary Notice
  • What Information Do I Need To Include In A Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Claim?  
  • How Do I Enforce My Mechanics Lien?

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September 20, 2021

What are Local Rules in Indiana?

Local court rules, or “local rules,” are rules that most states allow each local authority within the state to establish for their particular geographic area (e.g. Alaska is divided into boroughs, Louisiana is divided into parishes, but most states are divided into smaller geographical units referred to as counties).  

Kevin O'Flaherty

August 25, 2021

Is It Legal to Require the COVID-19 Vaccine at Work and in School?

The last year and a half has been incredibly challenging for everyone with the advent of the COVID-19-19 virus. Everyday there is new information and rigorous debate regarding the COVID-19-19 virus and how it should be handled. With the constantly shifting landscape of information, misinformation and personal, scientific, religious and political opinions, it can feel like we are taking one step forward and two steps back as we all try to stay healthy, safe and happy.  

Heather Jones

August 12, 2021