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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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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our McHenry County criminal defense attorneys have the expertise to put you in the best possible position to succeed in your DUI, criminal or traffic case. We will explore every possible avenue to protect your liberty and defend your case.

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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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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 Immigration Attorneys

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Please contact our friendly McHenry County Immigration 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

Hours of Operation

9:00am - 7:00pm
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By Appointment
11:00am - 3:00pm
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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


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.


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.


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 Immigration Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We Are Experienced and Take the Extra Step!  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award, and in 2016, we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award.  We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never received a BBB complaint. We have built a solid foundation with our reputation in Cook County for the excellent legal work, skill, and experience necessary to put our clients in the best possible position to succeed. 
  • Get the Help You Need in the Language You Need!  Our McHenry County immigration attorneys work with an experienced team of interpreters in order to provide education and communication in your native language.  Our attorneys are accessible to our clients, and we always promptly return calls and e-mails, and many of our clients have been so thrilled with our above-and-beyond service that they have taken time out of their busy schedules to leave us positive testimonials.   
  • We Have Affordable Rates!  We understand that keeping yourself and your family in the country is your highest priority, and our hope is to make this an affordable goal for you and your loved ones.  We invite the comparison to other McHenry County immigration lawyers, and we would love to hear about it if you can find a more efficient and affordable solution to your immigration matter. 

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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

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 Immigration Attorneys

McHenry County immigration lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains family-based visas.

Family-Based Visas

In this article, our McHenry County immigration attorneys explain family-based visa. Immigration Form I-130, the Petition for Alien Relative, is the first step in allowing your family members to temporarily live in America on a green card. The Petition for Alien Relative is filed by a sponsor family member prior to the filing of the actual visa petition. We explain the process of filing Immigration Form I-130.

Read the full article by our McHenry County immigration lawyers explaining family-based visa petitions.

McHenry County immigration lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains affirmative asylum and defensive asylum.

Affirmative Asylum and Defensive Asylum Explained

In this article, our McHenry County immigration lawyers explain affirmative asylum. Asylum is a mechanism whereby individuals who have a reasonable fear of persecution in their home countries can remain in the U.S.

Affirmative asylum petitions must generally be filed before the expiration of legal status in the U.S. Defensive asylum is a defense to deportation actions.

Read the full article by our McHenry County immigration lawyers explaining affirmative asylum and defensive asylum.

In this Learn About Law video, our McHenry County immigration attorney explains Notice To Appears (NTA) in immigration court.

In this article, our McHenry County immigration lawyers explain the latest developments regarding president Trump's executive order barring certain foreign nationals from entering the U.S. We explain the countries impacted by the travel ban as well as exceptions to the travel ban, such as individuals from the impacted coutnries who have green cards, who fave family in the U.S., who have been accepted to a U.S. school, or who have a job with a U.S. business.

Read the full article by our McHenry County immigration lawyers explaining the latest news on the travel ban.

Further Reading from our McHenry County Immigration Attorneys

Who Gains US Citizenship At Birth? | Illinois Immigration Law

In this article we will discuss:

  • What Are The Theories Under Which A Person Can Gain Citizenship At Birth?
  • Birth Inside The US Or One Of Its Territories
  • Birth Abroad To US Citizen Parents

May 3, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Form N-400 | Illinois Immigration Attorneys

In this article, we will be discussing information concerning the way to apply for naturalization. Namely, we will discuss the following subjects:

  • Quick refresher on naturalization.
  • How do you apply for citizenship?
  • What are the application fees?
  • What is a good N400 checklist?
  • How long will I have to wait for my naturalization interview?
  • Can I take the citizenship exam in my own language?
  • Can I take the simplified citizenship exam?

April 28, 2021

The Public Charge Rule – Does it Still Apply? | Illinois Immigration Attorneys

In this article we are going to discuss the public charge rule. Specifically, we will address:

  • What is the Public Charge Rule?
  • What Changes Have Been Made to the Public Charge Rule?
  • Does the New Public Charge Rule Still Apply to Immigrants Seeking Permanent Resident Status?

April 22, 2021