Will County Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Will County IL

Will County Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Will County IL

Our Will County civil litigation lawyers have comprehensive experience in contract litigation, commercial litigaiton, probate litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and civil defense. We go above-and-beyond to put you in the best position to succeed in your case.

Our Will County civil litigation lawyers have comprehensive experience in contract litigation, commercial litigaiton, probate litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and civil defense. We go above-and-beyond to put you in the best position to succeed in your case.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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Will County litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your civil matter.

  • We Are Cost-Conscious And Cost-Effective!  We treat the client's money as if it were our own.  We do not surprise our clients with unexpected bills.  Instead, before accruing any fees we allow you to make an educated decision with respect to the costs of each step in the dispute resolution & litigation process.  We work aggressively but efficiently to minimize the expense of each stage in the process.  
  • We Put Your Interests First!  Many litigation attorneys are content to let cases drag out and "bill the file."  We realize that you are a person, not a file, and we want you to have a lifelong relationship with our firm.  At O'Flaherty Law, our goal is not to make our firm money off of your case, but instead to have you walk away feeling like you got a good resolution at a fair price.  We are prepared to aggressively pursue or defend your case.  However, because 95% of cases settle before trial, we work with an eye toward a favorable settlement at all times.   It is in your best interest to have a speedy and favorable resolution to your case without expending significant attorneys fees, and, because we put your interests first, this is our goal.  
  • We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Will County civil litigation attorneys has made a name for ourselves representing the "little guy" against powerful corporations.  We have handled class action suits in Federal Court as well as appeals and multi-state litigation.  No case is too big, and we are prepared to take on and defeat powerful adversaries.     

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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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Will County Civil Litigation 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.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

Downers Grove Attorneys, Downers Grove Attorney

Downers Grove

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

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

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

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

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

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

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

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

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

Chicago Attorney, Chicago Attorneys

Chicago

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

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

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Meet Our Owner

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.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
John Paul Clancy
Says...
"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Kevin Sender
Says...
"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Mike Stehlik
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
Stephen Petersen
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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Will County litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains motions to dismiss in civil lawsuits.

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In this article, our Will County litigation lawyers explain motions to dismiss in civil litigation. A civil law suit is initiated by the plaintiff filing a document called a "complaint" in the appropriate circuit court.  The complaint lays out factual allegations about the Defendant's actions that, if true, would entitle the plaintiff to some sort of remedy from the court. If the complaint fails to lay out these allegations with the required specificity, or if the allegations do not amount to a valid cause of action against the defendant, the defendant may file a motion to dismiss, which requests that the court dismiss the case.

Click here to read an article by our Will County litigation lawyers about Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation. 

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation Explained

In this article, our Will County litigation attorneys discuss what happens in a civil lawsuit once the defendant has filed an answer to the complaint. At this point the pleading phase of litigation is complete and the written discovery phase begins.  

During written discovery, each side will typicallyissue three types of written discovery requests to the other:  Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions of Fact.

  • Interrogatories:  These are written questions to the other parties that must be answered fully in writing.  Each side is allowed to issue 30 questions to the other party without leave from court to issue additional interrogatories.  The purpose of the questions is to reveal the other side's theory of the case, the witnesses they intend to put on at trial, and the facts that they intend to use to support their case.  It allows the attorneys to learn who they need to depose and gives them a foundation for their deposition questions. 
  • Requests for Production of Documents: Requests to produce require the other side to produce any documents specifically listed that are relevant to the claim or defense of any party in the case.  Typically the attorney issuing the request to produce will include a catch all request, asking for anything relevant.  However, it is also important to narrowly tailor the requests to the type of document you are looking for so that if those particular documents are not provided, the party that failed to provide them can be sanctioned by the court. 
  • Requests for Admission of Facts: Each side can request the other side to admit or deny up to 30 facts.  The purpose of this is to narrow the issues that have to be decided at trial.  Once a fact is admitted, it cannot later be denied.  If a fact is denied but it turns out later  that the party denying it knew it to be true, the party that wrongfully denied the fact will be sanctioned by the court.  If the Requests for Admission of Facts are not returned by the statutory deadline they are all deemed admitted, which has cost some negligent attorneys to lose cases. 

Read the entire article by our Will County civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in civil litigation.

Will County litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the written discovery phase of litigation.

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In this article, our Will County litigation attorneys discuss what happens in a civil lawsuit once the defendant has filed an answer to the complaint. At this point the pleading phase of litigation is complete and the written discovery phase begins.  

During written discovery, each side will typicallyissue three types of written discovery requests to the other:  Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions of Fact.

  • Interrogatories:  These are written questions to the other parties that must be answered fully in writing.  Each side is allowed to issue 30 questions to the other party without leave from court to issue additional interrogatories.  The purpose of the questions is to reveal the other side's theory of the case, the witnesses they intend to put on at trial, and the facts that they intend to use to support their case.  It allows the attorneys to learn who they need to depose and gives them a foundation for their deposition questions. 
  • Requests for Production of Documents: Requests to produce require the other side to produce any documents specifically listed that are relevant to the claim or defense of any party in the case.  Typically the attorney issuing the request to produce will include a catch all request, asking for anything relevant.  However, it is also important to narrowly tailor the requests to the type of document you are looking for so that if those particular documents are not provided, the party that failed to provide them can be sanctioned by the court. 
  • Requests for Admission of Facts: Each side can request the other side to admit or deny up to 30 facts.  The purpose of this is to narrow the issues that have to be decided at trial.  Once a fact is admitted, it cannot later be denied.  If a fact is denied but it turns out later  that the party denying it knew it to be true, the party that wrongfully denied the fact will be sanctioned by the court.  If the Requests for Admission of Facts are not returned by the statutory deadline they are all deemed admitted, which has cost some negligent attorneys to lose cases. 

Read the entire article by our Will County civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in civil litigation.

Who Pays Attorney Fees in Illinois Civil Litigation Cases?

Will County civil lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains how attorney fees are handled in Illinois civil litigation.

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In this article, our Will County civil litigation attorneys explain how attorney fees work in civil litigation cases.  Generally, each party bears his or her own attorney fees in civil litigation.  However, an exception to this rule exist where state or federal statute provides that for a particular cause of action the plaintiff can seek attorney fees as damages if successful in his or her case. Parties to a contract can also provide that if a dispute arises as a result of the contract, the prevailing party will have his or her attorney fees and court costs paid by the losing party.

Read the full article by our Will County litigation lawyers explaining attorney fees in civil litigation.

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