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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 McHenry County attorneys have the experience to provide the results you need at an affordable rate. We are proud of our above-and-beyond service in Divorce & Family Law, Probate & Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianship, DUI & Criminal Law, Business & Corporate Representation and more!

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Family Law & Divorce

Our McHenry County divorce lawyers and family law attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your family law case. With excellent client service and cost-effective rates, we will be your advocate in your divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity or adoption matter.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our McHenry County probate attorneys have the skills and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your contested probate matter and to handle your uncontested probate case in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Guardianship Law

Our McHenry County guardianship attorneys have the skill and experience to assist you with your contested guardianship litigation or your uncontested guardianship matter. If one of your loved ones is a disabled adult or if you are seeking to establish guardianship of a minor, put our cost-effective rates and friendly client service to work for you and your family.

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Estate Planning

Our McHenry County estate planning attorneys will put their skill and experience to work to tailor a custom estate plan to your family's individual goals at affordable rates. We will use revocable living trusts, wills, healthcare and financial powers of attorney, living wills, special needs trusts, and irrevocable trusts to ensure that your estate avoids probate and estate taxes when you pass, that your assets are properly distributed by people you trust, that a guardian is named for your minor children, and that you are taken care of if you become mentally incompetent.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our McHenry County civil litigation attorneys will be your aggressive advocate. We have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your litigation case in an efficient and affordable manner.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our McHenry County business attorneys and McHenry County corporate lawyers have the experience necessary to be your company's trusted counsel in an effective and affordable manner.

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Immigration

Our McHenry County immigration attorneys will bring our experience, excellent client service, and affordable rates to bear in order to put you in the best position to succeed in your citizenship, green card, asylum, or deportation matter.

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Real Estate Law

Our McHenry County real estate attorneys will take your residential or commercial real estate purchase or sale from contract to closing smoothly and efficiently. With friendly client service and the experience to overcome any obstacles, we will ensure that your contract is fair to you and that your interests are protected.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our McHenry County bankruptcy attorneys will take the time to educate you on all of your options, including Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and dent negotiation. If bankruptcy is the right option for you, our affordable rates and above-and-beyond client service will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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

O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

(847) 231-2102
info@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 Lake in the Hills?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills?

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 McHenry 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 Have Skill and Expertise! Whether your faced with traffic, criminal, DUI or other related offenses, you need an expert representation on your side to be your shield. Our McHenry County criminal defense attorneys are ready to explore every avenue that is available to you under the law to protect your freedom. 
  • Our Services are Cost Effective!  The lower our rates,the more clients we can help. One way we can do this in some areas is by offering flat fees if it's appropriate for your case. We ensure you don't feel helpless and defenseless against the legal system and that you can afford our services.
  • We Are Accessible and Provide Excellent Client Service! It seems that many other attorneys can be hard to reach to get an update on your case. 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 the outcome of 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 Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

info@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 McHenry County Criminal Defense Attorneys

McHenry County criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains your rights if you are arrested in McHenry County, Illinois.

McHenry County criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains your rights if you are arrested in McHenry County, Illinois.

What Rights do You Have if You Are Arrested in McHenry County?

In this article, our McHenry County criminal defense lawyers explain the rights that you have if you are arrested in Illinois. We discuss the right to an immediate bond hearing, the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to confront witnesses. We explain how warrants work, and when an officer may stop and frisk you without a warrant based on probable cause to believe you have committed a crime.

Read the full article by our McHenry County criminal lawyers explaining your rights if you are arrested.

McHenry County criminal lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI in McHenry County, Illinois.

What to Do if You are Pulled Over for a DUI in McHenry County, Illinois.

In this article, our McHenry County criminal defense attorneys explain what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI in Illinois.  We explain the difference in penalties between a first-offense DUI and aggravated or second-offense DUIs, how to respond to police questions if you are pulled over for a DUI, and what you should do if you are arrested in order to give our McHenry County criminal defense lawyers the best chance to give you a favorable outcome in your case.

Read the full article by our McHenry County criminal defense lawyers explaining McHenry County DUIs.

McHenry County defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to file a petition for order of protection in McHenry County, Illinois.

How to File a Petition for an Order of Protection in McHenry County, Illinois

In this article, our McHenry County criminal attorneys explain how to file a petition for order of protection. Orders of Protection are intended to protect the petitioner and other protected parties from abuse at the hands of a family or household member.  Abuse is broadly defined to include non-physical abuse such as harassment and intimidation.  We discuss where to file your petition, what must be included in the petition, and which documents must be filed along with your petition.

Read the full article by our McHenry County criminal lawyers explaining orders of protection.

Further Reading from our McHenry County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Iowa’s Constitutional Carry Law Sees Big Changes Starting July 1st

In this article, we discuss what these changes mean and how you can obtain a firearm under the new laws. We cover the following questions:  

  • Changes to Iowa Constitutional Carry Law
  • What Do I Need to Purchase A Firearm in Iowa?
  • Do I Still Need a Permit For A Concealed Carry in Iowa?

Kevin O'Flaherty

July 1, 2021

Illinois State Police To Conduct Roadside Safety Checks

In this article, we outline what you need to be aware of during these safety checks including seat belts and child restraints, speeding, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.  

Kevin O'Flaherty

June 25, 2021

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