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Lake in the Hills Civil Litigation Attorneys | Litigation Lawyers, Lake in the Hills IL

Our experienced Lake in the Hills ​Litigation attorneys will be your advocate! We will aggressively protect your rights and fight on your behalf to achieve an efficient and cost-effective favorable outcome to your matter. Our knowledgable litigators have extensive experience in state and federal disputes involving commercial litigation, fraud, defamation, negligence, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, construction law, and homeowners association disputes. Our goal is to settle your matter favorably as quickly and affordably as possible, so that you can move on with your life. Call us at (847)231-2102 or e-mail us at​ to schedule a free consultation.
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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!"

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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About Lake in the Hills Civil Litigation Attorneys:

  • We Are Cost-Conscious! We are no stranger to cost-efficiency. We make sure that we handle your case with your budget in mind. We make a point come with a strategy at the outset that will match your budget. We will give you an idea of what to expect throughout your case and won't surprise you with outrageous unforeseen costs. You will have a great idea of what costs to expect and when to expect them during the process.  We take pride in our ability to provide the best services in the most affordable manner with client-communication.
  • We Put Your Interests First!  Our measure of success is our long-term relationships we develop with our clients. In order to do this, it is in our interest to keep our clients leaving happy, not feeling like our attorneys let the case draw out for longer than necessary. We bring your case to a speedy resolution, so that you think about the value you received when you decide to refer us or come back again in the future. The fact is 95% of cases settle before trial.  This means we look toward achieving a favorable settlement as early as possible. The earlier the case settles, the more both parties save on attorney fees and court costs. This does not mean we won't use all of our power to defend your rights all the way to trial if it becomes necessary.  We are simply the tool in your hands to get the best result.
  • We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Lake in the Hills litigation attorneys has a reputation for taking on some of the most difficult cases. Some competitor attorneys may find these cases too difficult to take on. We maintain the resources that put us along with the elite. No case is too complex or too large for us to take on. We also take on smaller cases that can be solved with a demand letter.  We are your advocate to take on whatever size case.
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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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8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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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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How Will I Be Represented?

We start your case by setting reasonable expectations and goals. We are honest with the chances of success and the likelihood of court costs that will be down the road. 

‍We pride ourselves in our ability to speak in layman's terms. We take the time to communicate with you in a way you will understand rather than legalese. We are there every step along the way, making you fully comprehend the decisions that you will have to make throughout your matter. We work for you. We want to make sure you feel fully in charge of your litigation. 

We also have great client communication. We return phone calls promptly and will e-mail you if you are currently unavailable. We are even accessible after hours for emergencies on Kevin O'Flaherty's cell phone at (630)967-4697.  

Our goal is to make sure you leave our practice feeling like your case was properly handed by our trusted attorneys.  When you leave our practice happy, we know you are more likely to refer us or use us again. We are here to help you in your important legal matters and handle them in a timely fashion.

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Inflection Points At Which Your Case Is Likely To Settle​

There are certain steps your case will go through during the entire litigation process. The vast majority of cases will settle before trial. It is in the best interest for both parties to solve the case sooner rather than later. The less time you spend disputing the case, the less money you spend on attorney fees and legal fees. However, this never means that we will sacrifice a favorable outcome in order settle. But we always look for options to give you to resolve your matter.    The following is a list of the stages in a litigation case there are possible resolutions to your suit:

  1. Demand Letter: ​Before we begin filing the lawsuit, our Lake in the Hills litigation attorneys issue a demand letter. The purpose of this letter is to let the recipient know that you have an attorney ready to pursue the case. We are able to normally settle our cases at the demand letter stage. A well-written letter that cites case law on our letterhead often can open settlement negotiations. This stage of settlement is ideal for clients who have nominal amounts to spend on attorney fees but want to see results.
  2. Filing and Service Upon The Defendant of a Complaint and Summons: ​Demand letters generally work, but the defendant may see one as an empty threat. If the defendant becomes non-responsive to the demand letter, we begin discussing ways to further the case in court. Filing a complaint is the next step that initiates the lawsuit in the eyes of the court.  A summons and complaint are prepared and served upon the defendant by the sheriff. At this point, most defendants choose to settle in order to avoid seeking legal representation. This action is not terribly costly and can be used to have the defendant really assess how prepared they are financially and legally to fight this case in the court system. Settling at this stage will help both parties avoid getting into costly legal fees.
  3. Pre-Trial Settlement Conference or Mediation at the Completion of Written Discovery: Once the defendant responds to the complaint, the next stage of litigation requires each side to issue written discovery. Written discovery is a set of questions that both sides are required to answer as well as provide all requested documents. Once the discovery phase is complete, the parties have a clear visual of their chances of success if the case were to go to trial. A settlement conference is normally requested where each side speaks to the judge, the judge attempts to settle the case.   There is a high probability that the case will resolve after the judge assists with settlement.
  4. After Depositions: ​If at the end of the written discovery process, the parties still are unable to settle, the next step is taking depositions of each party's key witnesses. Depositions are official interviews that are conducted under oath and on record. After depositions are taken, everyone's cards are on the table. This a time where parties have the opportunity to settle before trial.
  5. Immediately Prior to Trial: Once depositions are taken, a trial date is set.  Few cases get to this point, and if they do they usually are able to be resolved in a last second conference between parties and attorneys on the day of the trial. Cases may even settle after the presentation of evidence but before the judge's ruling. This is done in efforts to avoid getting an all-or-nothing ruling.

Our Lake in the Hills litigation attorneys aim to resolve your dispute as early as possible. This will help you achieve the optimal results with the minimal amount of attorney expenses and court costs. If the offer does not come or is not favorable, then we will aggressively fight for your rights at trial. We truly care about your case and your satisfaction of the service your received. We strive for a long-term trusting relationship with our clients so that we may assist you in other legal matters in the future.​

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Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation Explained

The first step of every litigation case is filing a Complaint. This Complaint states the cause of action and outlines the civil law that has been violated by the Defendant. It also serves the purpose of outlining the damages that the Plaintiff is entitled to. 

‍The defendant then is faced with two choices once the Complaint has been served:

(1) He or she can admit or deny each allegation listed in the Complaint and raise defenses by filing an Answer to the Complaint; or

(2) He or she may file a Motion to Dismiss. This motion states that the Complaint is defective, or that there is some other affirmative matter that would require the case to be dismissed. 

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