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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 experienced and affordable Wheaton attorneys have the skill and expertise to assist you with your Wheaton divorce & family law, probate, guardianship, litigation, estate planning, and business representation matters. We pride ourselves on our above-and-beyond client service and cost-effective rates.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Wheaton family law attorneys have the experience and skill to protect your rights in your divorce, child support, child custody, or paternity case. With affordable rates, a team approach, and above-and beyond client service, we will be your trusted advocate and your shield.

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Guardianship Law

Our Wheaton guardianship attorneys have extensive experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings. We will ensure that you receive the best representation possible for your guardianship case at an affordable rate.

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Estate Planning

Our Wheaton estate planning attorneys will work relentlessly to help with all of your estate planning and probate needs. We will work to implement your estate plan based on your needs and preferences, ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of after you pass.

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Probate & Estate Administration

If you are the executor or administrator of a loved one's estate, our Wheaton probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate, trust administration, and estate administration needs. We will be your advocate and handle your legal matters with skill and efficiency.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

At O'Flaherty Law, our Wheaton litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court and regularly handle cases focusing on achieving a favorable resolution for our clients and their cases as quickly as possible.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our Wheaton criminal defense attorneys understand that your rights and your freedoms are important to you, which means it's import ant to us. Contact us today to allow us to help you during your Wheaton matter, whether a DUI, traffic ticket/violation, or other criminal issue. We assure you that your matter will be handled with care, allowing you to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Immigration

Our Wheaton immigration and naturalization attorneys will fight for your right to stay in the country for your family, for your job, and for your life. With affordable rates and excellent communication, we have the skill and experience to help you obtain your green card, achieve citizenship, or assert asylum.

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Real Estate Law

Our Wheaton real estate attorneys have what it takes to accomplish your real estate closing, construction dispute, or commercial real estate matter. We are committed attorneys with avwide range of experience make us an excellent and efficient choice for your real estate matter.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our Wheaton bankruptcy attorneys will help you start fresh through debt negotiation, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We make the process efficient and expedient so you can move forward in your life.

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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 Wheaton Business Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd, Ste 109A

Wheaton, IL 60189

(630) 384-0100
wheaton@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Why O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton?

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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Wheaton business lawyers

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 Wheaton Business Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We Are Affordable!  We understand that the last thing your business needs are extensive legal fees.  We work hard to provide affordable rates and ensure you will never be surprised by an expensive bill.   Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our clients and want them to feel confident allowing us to help them.   
  • We provide excellent customer service! Our Illinois business attorneys take pride in providing knowledgeable legal guidance and counsel.  Some of our clients have taken the time out of their busy day to leave us glowing reviews.  Additionally, Kevin O’Flaherty was named as one of the Suburban Magazine’s Best Under 40 in 2015.
  • We are Comprehensive!  Our Illinois business, corporate & contract Law attorneys have extensive knowledge in almost every area of the law.  We understand businesses often need other legal needs including estate planning, litigation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy, debt negotiation, and real estate law. We ensure you never have to look anywhere else for a trusted attorney and help with the legal matters your business needs.

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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 office 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 Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd, Ste 109A

Wheaton, IL 60189

wheaton@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a 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. 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 Wheaton Business Attorneys

In this Learn About Law video, Wheaton business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty gives you 11 situations when you should consult your Wheaton business attorney.

In this Learn About Law video, Wheaton business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty gives you 11 situations when you should consult your Wheaton business attorney.

Top Situations In Which You Should Consult Your Wheaton Business Attorney

In this article, our Wheaton business lawyers explain when business owners should consult with their corporate representation attorneys.

It is important to have an open line of communication with your business attorney; when you have a problem, we will be there to solve it.

  • Incorporating Your Business: Our Illinois business attorneys assist you in making the most appropriate choice for your business and explain the benefits of incorporation and corporations.  We prepare all registrations and filings and ensure that you take full advantage of the benefits associated with incorporation.
  • Annual Maintenance:  To be successful in protecting business owners from business debt, personal liability or self-employment taxes, corporation or LLC formalities must be kept current.  It isn't enough to file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State, your status must be maintained in order to avoid potential penalties.  
  • Contract Drafting & Review:  Any time your business is engaged in a significant business transaction, our Illinois contract attorneys should draft and review the agreement.  Properly drafted agreements ensure your rights are protected and having them reviewed and helps avoid potentially costly litigation and put your business in the best position should a dispute arise.  

Read the full article by our Wheaton business lawyers explaining when it makes sense to consult your corporate attorney.

In the following video, Wheaton business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the reasons you should work with an attorney when incorporating your business.

Why Should I Work With Attorney For Wheaton Incorporation & Corporate Maintenance?

In this article, our Wheaton business lawyers explain why it makes sense to work with a corporate lawyer when incorporating your corporation or LLC in Wheaton.

Maintaining your corporate status means an attention to detail. Our Wheaton business & corporate attorneys will ensure all corporate formalities are met and your status is maintained. We provide ongoing assistance in these areas and more:

Read more by our Wheaton business attorneys explaining reasons to work with a corporate attorney when incorporating your corporation or LLC in Wheaton.

In this video, Wheaton business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains minority shareholders' rights in Illinois S-Corps and LLCs.

Minority Shareholders' Rights in Wheaton Closely Held S-Corps And LLCs

In this article, our Wheaton corporate representation attorneys explain minority shareholder rights in Wheaton closely held s-corps and LLCs.

A minority interest in a Corporation or LLC is a shareholder of a corporation or a member of LLC who does not control the operations of the business.  In practice, a minority shareholder is generally anyone who owns less than 50% of the shares of the company and therefore does not have voting power over the company’s decisions.

What Special Rights and Remedies Do Minority Shareholders of Close Corporations and LLCs Have in Wheaton? Read more in our article about these topics and more

  • ‍Minority Shareholders’ Rights to Notice and Voting at Shareholder Meetings
  • ‍Minority Shareholders’ Rights to Access Business Information
  • ‍Breach of Fiduciary Duty  
  • ‍Remedies for Oppression of Shareholders

Read more by our Wheaton business attorneys about Illinois closely held S-Corps and LLCs.

Further Reading from our Wheaton Business Attorneys

Resolving Business and Partnership Disputes in Wisconsin

Business relationships are susceptible to dispute just like family or social relationships. When two or more people have a partnership agreement in Wisconsin and are struggling to work together through a business dispute it can be difficult, if not impossible, to remain productive. If work disagreements eventually become an insurmountable roadblock the partners inevitably ask what they can do to get out of the situation.

Heather Jones

November 16, 2021

Indiana Breach of Contract FAQ Answered By a Lawyer

Breach of contract in Indiana is the same as in most other states because most breach of contract cases are based upon the old English common law, rather than specific state statutes, which tend to vary by state.  There are some exceptions to this general rule.

Renee Babcoke

October 13, 2021

How To File A Wisconsin Mechanic’s Lien

In this article, we explain the basic steps in filing a Wisconsin Mechanics Lien

  • Who Is Allowed To File A Wisconsin Mechanic's Lien?  
  • Wisconsin Mechanic's Lien Waiver
  • How To File A Wisconsin Mechanics Lien
  • Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Preliminary Notice
  • What Information Do I Need To Include In A Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Claim?  
  • How Do I Enforce My Mechanics Lien?

Heather Jones

September 20, 2021