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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 Kane County attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. We provide cost-effective and above-and-beyond service in Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Defense, Corporate & Contract Law and more!

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Kane County divorce attorneys have the knowledge you need to protect your rights. Our Kane County family law lawyers provide cost-effective rates, over-the-top client service, and an experienced team. From child support to paternity law, our attorneys at O'Flaherty law are here for you.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our Kane County probate lawyers have the experience to be your counsel in both contested and non-contested probate matters. We our proud of our cost-effective rates and above-and-beyond client service.

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Guardianship Law

Our Kane County guardianship attorneys have the expertise to assist you with contested guardianships, uncontested guardianships, and guardianship litigation effectively and affordably.

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Estate Planning

Our Kane County estate planning attorneys are proud of our experienced, friendly and accessible client service, and cost-effective rates. We can assist you with wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax planning, special needs planning, asset protection, and elder law.

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Our Kane County litigation attorneys have the skill and experience you need to put you in the best position to favorably resolve your civil dispute. Our Kane County civil litigation lawyers are proud of hour responsiveness and accessibility as well as our cost-effective rates.

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Our Kane County business attorneys have the experience to assist you with incorporation, contract negotiation, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, commercial leases, mergers and acquisitions, and employee and independent contractor issues. Our Kane County corporate lawyers are proud of our personalized service and cost-effective rates.

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Real Estate Law

Our Kane County real estate attorneys have the skill and attentive client service to take your real estate purchase from contract to close smoothly.

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Our Kane County bankruptcy lawyers are friendly, experienced, and affordable. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

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Kane County 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 Kane County Criminal Defense Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

210 S. 5th St., Ste. 107B

St. Charles, IL 60174

(331) 254-3033
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Open
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

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 Kane County Criminal Defense Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • Our Attorneys are Experienced! Whether you're faced with traffic, criminal, DUI or other related offenses, you need knowledgeable representation on your side. Our Kane County criminal defense attorneys are ready to explore every avenue that is available to your under the law to protect your freedom. We ensure that you don't feel helpless and defenseless against the legal system. Our owner Kevin O'Flaherty was named one of Suburban Magazine's Best Under 40. In 2016, we've received the Avvo Client's Choice Award. We also hold an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we are lead counsel rated attorneys. The thing that is just as important to us is what our past clients have had to say about us. We want to add you to a list of our growing satisfied client base.
  • We Are Affordable!  We ensure that we do our due diligence by keeping our rates as low as possible by utilizing every means and knowledge of the law at our disposal. The lower our rates, the more we can keep representing clients and show people our excellent service. One way we can do this in some areas is by offering flat fees if it's appropriate for your case. 
  • We Are Accessible and Provide Above-And-Beyond Client Service! It seems that many other attorneys can be hard to reach and get an update on your case. After hours they are often times unreachable and when they are on the clock, they aren't effectively communicating the progress of the case with the client. We're here to make you rethink that notion. We respond to your calls and emails promptly in order to keep you in the loop with your case. We understand how important your case is to you, and it is important to us that you are satisfied by our service.

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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.

O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

210 S. 5th St., Ste. 107B

St. Charles, IL 60174

saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

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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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Kane County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Kane County defense lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the Kane County criminal process.

The Kane County Criminal Process Explained

In this article, our Kane County criminal lawyers explain the Kane County criminal process. We discuss your rights if your arrested, when officers can stop and frisk you without a warrant based on probable cause, how criminal charges are processed, and how to get out of jail on bond if you are arrested.

Read the full article by our Kane County criminal defense attorneys explaining Kane County criminal law.

Kane County criminal defense lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains DUI law in Kane County.

What to Do if You Are Pulled Over For a DUI in Kane County

In this article, our Kane County criminal attorneys explain Kane County DUI laws, including the penalties for first-offense DUIs, how you should respond to police questioning if you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the pros and cons of consenting to breathalyzer and coordination tests, and how to put your attorney in the best position to defend your case if you are arrested.

Read the full article by our Kane County defense attorneys explaining Kane County DUI law.

Kane County defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains Stalking No Contact Orders.

Stalking No Contact Orders in Kane County

In this article, our Kane County criminal defense lawyers explain Stalking No Contact Orders. Stalking No Contact Orders are intended to protect people from repeated stalking behavior. We explain the difference between a Stalking No Contact Order and an Order of Protection, what qualifies as "stalking" behavior, and the remedies that are available in Stalking No Contact Orders.

Read the full article by our Kane County criminal lawyers explaining Stalking No Contact Orders.

Further Reading from our Kane County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Can I Get In Trouble With Immigration For Marijuana? | Illinois Immigration Laws

With Marijuana/Cannabis legalization, a lot of very exciting business and personal opportunities are opening up for the State residents that can get into these new business opportunities. However, a word of caution for immigrant populations: the use and possession of Cannabis is still banned at the federal level. As such, noncitizens should be extra careful when it comes to Cannabis. This article will focus on the following:

  • What are the immigration consequences of using cannabis?
  • What are the immigration consequences of investing in cannabis if I am already a legal permanent resident (LPR)?
  • Can I be deported for using cannabis?
  • Can I get an E-2 or E-5 visa if I want to invest in Cannabis?

April 15, 2021

Applying for a FOID Card in Illinois

In this article we will be discussing Applying for a FOID Card and FAQs we answer the questions of:

  • What is a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card?
  • What Are the Application Requirements?
  • What Do I Need to Apply for a FOID Card?
  • What If My Driver’s License or State ID is Expired?
  • Are There Restrictions on Who Can Apply for a FOID Card?
  • Can I be Denied a FOID Card?  
  • What Can I Do if I am Denied a FOID Card?

April 12, 2021

Illinois Criminal Law Update: The Illinois 2021 Criminal Justice Reform Act

This article will discuss some of the significant changes in police reform, that have resulted due to the new Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Act. We will cover the following topics:

  • Changes to the Illinois “Use of Force” Guidelines
  • Complaints Against Officers For Misconduct in Illinois
  • Body Cameras Laws In Illinois
  • New Law Enforcement Training Laws in Illinois

Mark Hitt

April 8, 2021