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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 Tinley Park attorneys put the client first. With cost-effective rates, amazing client service, and a wide range of expertise, we provide comprehensive representation that you can rely on in the areas of Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Corporate & Contract Law, DUI & Criminal Law and more.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Tinley Park divorce attorneys have experience in wide range of family law matters including divorce, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, orders of protection, family mediation and adoption. The Tinley Park family law attorneys at O'Flaherty Law will aggressively fight for your rights and put you in the best position to succeed at an affordable rate.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our Tinley Park probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate and estate administration needs. We are proud of our expecrience, client-service and cost-effective rates.

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Guardianship Law

Our Tinley Park guardianship attorneys have the expertise to assist you in both contested and non-contested guardianships. We will make the process as smooth and cost-effective as possible so you can focus on your family.

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Estate Planning

Our experienced Tinley Park estate planning attorneys guide you through the creation and implementation of your affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives. At O'Flaherty Law, we work with trusted accountants and advisers to develop an overarching plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We will assist you in ensuring that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes, that a guardian named for your children, and that your estate avoids estate taxes and costly attorney fees and court costs from probate.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Tinley Park business attorneys have the knowledge and commitment to represent you whether you require assistance with incorporation, contracts, exit strategies, asset purchase agreements, commercial disputes or employees. Our Tinley Park Corporate attorneys will be your trusted advisors at cost-effective rates.

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Immigration

Our Tinley Park immigration attorneys understand that staying in the United States is very important for you and your family, which means it is important to us. We want to be your advocate and assist you to reach goals. We are knowledgeable, cost-effective and are proud of our client communication. Our Tinley Park Immigration & Naturalization attorneys look forward to being a trusted advocate for you and your family.

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Real Estate Law

​Our dedicated Tinley Park real estate attorneys understand the importance of your home purchase or sale. This is why we are committed to giving your real estate matter the attention that it and you deserve. We will ensure that your transaction to goes as smoothly as possible and closes on time.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys will help give you a clean slate through debt negotiation, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Few things are more stressful than having debt pile up around you. Let us be your advocate and allow us to give you peace of mind.

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Tinley Park Criminal Defense Attorneys

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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.

Please contact our friendly Tinley Park Criminal Defense Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Ave., Ste. B

Tinley Park, IL 60477

(708) 894-3030
tinleypark@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 Tinley Park?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park?

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 Tinley Park Criminal Defense Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

We are Great at What We Do! Our Tinley Park criminal defense lawyers have the skills, knowledge and experience to give you every advantage in your case.

We Care About Our Clients! We go above and beyond for our clients.  Our Tinley Park defense attorneys are accessible, friendly and excellent communicators.

We are Cost Effective! Our Tinley Park criminal lawyers will be realistic with you about expectations and associated costs. We will handle your case cost-effeiciently and effectively.

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In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

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 Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Ave., Ste. B

Tinley Park, IL 60477

tinleypark@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 Tinley Park Criminal Defense Attorneys

Tinley Park criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses declining questions from law enforcement and declining coordination test when being pulled over for suspicion of DUI.

Tinley Park criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses declining questions from law enforcement and declining coordination test when being pulled over for suspicion of DUI.

We Will Defend You Against All Criminal And Traffic Matters

In this article, our Tinley Park criminal lawyers explain what you need to know if you are pulled over for a DUI in Cook County. If you receive your first DUI, it's possible the charges can be reduced or dismissed.  If the court allows neither, supervision can be requested which will enable you to keep your license and keep a conviction off of your record.  If you receive court supervision, you will need to meet court requirements which could include alcohol evaluations and classes in addition to fines.  If you are granted court supervision, your case will be dismissed once supervision and all court requirements are met, usually in up to 12 months.  

Tinley Park criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the rights you have if you are arrested in Cook County.

What Rights Do You Have if You Are Arrested in Cook County?

In this article, our Tinley Park defense attorneys explain your rights in the event of an arrest. An arrest warrant may be issued in a variety of situations.  Many believe that a warrant is necessary before taking one into custody.  ​This isn't necessarily correct, there are many exceptions that provide officers the discretion to apprehend an individual. Often individuals are apprehended when an officer determines that there is probable cause, when a criminal act was committed, and when the individual has committed the criminal act.  This may provide an officer the authority to apprehend that individual.  ​​An officer is authorized to stop an individual who he reasonably believes may have committed or will commit an offense.  This is called a stop and frisk.  Although, an officer may question an individual, the individual has the right to notify the officer that he is exercising his right to remain silent.  The officer has a right to pat down the individual if he reasonably believes that it is necessary for his own safety.  The initial stop must be for only a brief period.


Tinley Park criminal defense lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains emergency orders of protection.

Emergency Orders of Protection Ein Cook County xplained

In this article, our Tinley Park defense attorneys explain emergency orders of protection. Orders of protection are intended to protect the petitioner or other protected parties from abuse at the hands of a family member or household member.  Emergency orders of protection may be issued without actual service or notice upon the defendant, and are intended to cover the time period before the defendant can be served with process.

Further Reading from our Tinley Park 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