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Tinley Park Litigation Attorney | Civil Litigation Attorneys, Tinley Park IL

Our experienced Tinley Park civil litigation & dispute resolution attorneys aggressively protect your rights. They work hard to achieve an efficient and cost-effective favorable outcome to your matter. Our trained litigators have the extensive skills and knowledge 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 experienced Tinley Park civil litigation & dispute resolution attorneys aggressively protect your rights. They work hard to achieve an efficient and cost-effective favorable outcome to your matter. Our trained litigators have the extensive skills and knowledge 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. ​

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In this video, Tinley Park litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your civil matter.

  • We Are Affordable! We know our clients appreciate cost-efficient service. That's why we strive to always keep your budget in mind throughout your case. We sit down with our clients to outline a strategy that will match your budget. This ensures that you aren't shocked by an outrageous bill that you didn't see coming. This kind of client awareness separates us from a lot of law firms. 
  • We Put Your Interests First!  Every new client becomes a part of the O'Flaherty family. We appreciate our long-standing relationships with our clients. We work to quickly resolve issues at the earliest stages to save you time and money. However, this does not mean we sacrifice any of the tools we will use to fight for your case. If trial does become necessary, we are well prepared to put you the best position to succeed.
  • We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  We have a history of taking on difficult cases. Our Tinley Park litigation attorneys have built up a strong reputation for the difficult cases we take on.  Whatever the complexity of your case, we are determined to provide the best client service.

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O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B
Tinley Park
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IL
60477
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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How to Collect a Debt in Illinois

If you are a small business owner dealing with past due accounts receivable, or if you are having trouble paying your monthly bills and are receiving notices from creditors, you should acquaint yourself with the collection process.  This article will provide a summary of that process.  The narrative will be from the creditor’s perspective, but it will be equally helpful to debtors.

Bear in mind that each of the following steps tends to increase the pressure on the debtor to settle his debt.  Each successive step will only be required if the debtor is non-responsive to the previous steps.  In practice, it is usually unnecessary to take a collections case all the way through Step 7.

STEP 1:  Internal collections procedures:  Before you speak to a collections attorney, you should be sure to refine your own collection procedures.  Every business is different, but the following tips may help you increase your collections on your accounts receivable:

  • In your contracts with your customers, include an attorney-fee provision providing that if either party is required to take action to enforce the contract, the other party will be required to pay attorney fees and other expenses.
  • In your contracts with your customers, include a late fee provision, informing your customers that late fees will be charged on late invoices.
  • On the face of each invoice, you should explain your collection procedures.  Let your customers know in advance that if their invoice is x days past due they will be required to pay late fees, and that if it becomes days past due, the invoice will be sent to collections.
  • Follow up on past due invoices with letters explaining the consequences of continued failure to pay.

If you believe that it will not be possible to collect an account internally, you should hand the account to your attorney to begin a collection suit.

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If you are a small business owner dealing with past due accounts receivable, or if you are having trouble paying your monthly bills and are receiving notices from creditors, you should acquaint yourself with the collection process.  This article will provide a summary of that process.  The narrative will be from the creditor’s perspective, but it will be equally helpful to debtors.

Bear in mind that each of the following steps tends to increase the pressure on the debtor to settle his debt.  Each successive step will only be required if the debtor is non-responsive to the previous steps.  In practice, it is usually unnecessary to take a collections case all the way through Step 7.

STEP 1:  Internal collections procedures:  Before you speak to a collections attorney, you should be sure to refine your own collection procedures.  Every business is different, but the following tips may help you increase your collections on your accounts receivable:

  • In your contracts with your customers, include an attorney-fee provision providing that if either party is required to take action to enforce the contract, the other party will be required to pay attorney fees and other expenses.
  • In your contracts with your customers, include a late fee provision, informing your customers that late fees will be charged on late invoices.
  • On the face of each invoice, you should explain your collection procedures.  Let your customers know in advance that if their invoice is x days past due they will be required to pay late fees, and that if it becomes days past due, the invoice will be sent to collections.
  • Follow up on past due invoices with letters explaining the consequences of continued failure to pay.

If you believe that it will not be possible to collect an account internally, you should hand the account to your attorney to begin a collection suit.

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How Will I Be Represented?

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Tinley Park civil litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the Illinois appeals process.

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We begin every case by setting realistic goals and expectations. We explain the real chances of success and the expenses that you may incur. 

‍Our attorneys speak in terms that won't confuse you. We communicate in a way that does not require you to speak legalese. Our comminication is meant to explain every step of the way clearly. We want to make you fully aware of what is going on in your case in order to make informed decisions. We make sure you feel that you are in charge of your litigation and not the other way around. 

We also ensure that we are available to you when you need it. We promptly return phone calls and e-mail you if we are unavailable. Sometimes emergencies arise after house. We have an after hour's cell phone at (630)967-4697 for those emergency situations. 

We want you to leave feeling that your case was handled with the professional service you would expect from our trusted attorneys. We want to be your advocate for all your important legal matters and resolve them in a timely fashion.

Inflection Points At Which Your Case Is Likely To Settle​

The civil litigation process has many inflection points at which cases are likely to settle. In 95% of litigation cases, the parties will settle before trial. 

The following are the stages of civil litigation:

  1. Demand Letter: ​Before we file a litigation suit, our Tinley Park litigation attorneys issue a demand letter. This letter serves to inform the recipient that you have an attorney and are prepared to further the case. An aggressive letter presented on attorney's letterhead will often settle the case or at least open up negotiations. 
  2. Filing and Service Upon The Defendant of a Complaint and Summons: ​While demand letters are often effective, some defendants may see the demand letter as an empty threat. If there is no response to the demand letter, we will discuss whether we should pursue the case in court. To initiate the court process, we file a complaint with the court.  The complaint is served upon the defendant along with a summons that requires a defendant to appear in court at a specific date. Some defendants settle at this point to avoid paying for legal representation. Filing a complaint is not extremely costly and can put the defendant in the position to assess how willing they are to fight this case financially and legally in the court system. 
  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 and requests for provision of documents that both sides are required to answer. Once the discovery phase is complete, the parties have a clear understanding of their chances of success at 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 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.  If a case gets to this point, it will often 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 Tinley Park 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.​

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Tinley Park civil attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the process for the written discovery phase of litigation

tinley park civil litigation lawyer

The civil litigation process has many inflection points at which cases are likely to settle. In 95% of litigation cases, the parties will settle before trial. 

The following are the stages of civil litigation:

  1. Demand Letter: ​Before we file a litigation suit, our Tinley Park litigation attorneys issue a demand letter. This letter serves to inform the recipient that you have an attorney and are prepared to further the case. An aggressive letter presented on attorney's letterhead will often settle the case or at least open up negotiations. 
  2. Filing and Service Upon The Defendant of a Complaint and Summons: ​While demand letters are often effective, some defendants may see the demand letter as an empty threat. If there is no response to the demand letter, we will discuss whether we should pursue the case in court. To initiate the court process, we file a complaint with the court.  The complaint is served upon the defendant along with a summons that requires a defendant to appear in court at a specific date. Some defendants settle at this point to avoid paying for legal representation. Filing a complaint is not extremely costly and can put the defendant in the position to assess how willing they are to fight this case financially and legally in the court system. 
  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 and requests for provision of documents that both sides are required to answer. Once the discovery phase is complete, the parties have a clear understanding of their chances of success at 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 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.  If a case gets to this point, it will often 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 Tinley Park 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.​

Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation Explained

Tinley Park civil litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses motions to dismiss in Cook County litigation.

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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 seeking tot be paid by the defenda. 

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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