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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 Winnebago County attorneys offer 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 Winnebago County Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Corporate & Contract Law, DUI & Criminal Law and all other legal matters.

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Family Law & Divorce

At O'Flaherty Law, our experienced Winnebago County family law team provides remarkable client service and aggressive representation at affordable prices. We pride ourselves in giving you the best possible representation for all matters concerning family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, maintenance awards, and adoption.

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Guardianship Law

The main concern in any guardianship case is the happiness and wellbeing of minors who do not have the capability to care for themselves. Our Winnebago County guardianship legal team can help you and your loved ones affordably achieve your family goals in both contested and uncontested guardianships.

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Estate Planning

Our Winnebago Estate Planning attorneys are knowledgeable, cost effective, and above all friendly. You have worked hard to generate your assets; make sure they are properly distributed to the ones you love while at the same time avoiding a minimizing estate tax. Call us today so that we can inform you of all of your options and help you implement a plan for the future of your estate.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Dealing with loss takes a toll on you and your family. Our understanding Winnebago County probate attorneys are here to alleviate the stress that can come along with administrating your loved one's estate. We will guide you through the processes of estate administration to work towards putting this period of your life behind you as quickly and painlessly as possible.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys in Winnebago County will fight to protect your rights and provide aggressive litigation services for your case involving fraud, defamation, negligence, commercial litigation, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and eviction, construction law, homeowners association disputes, and the list goes on. Know that by choosing O’Flaherty law you are getting the most cost-effective service in Winnebago country, and you will always be informed about the status of your case.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

When facing charges such as these you need an aggressive advocate to defend you. That advocate is O’Flaherty Law! If you are facing tough DUI, drug, traffic, or any other criminal charges, it is crucial to pick a legal team with the experience and know-how to put you in the best possible position to have your charges dropped or reduced. At O’Flaherty Law of Winnebago County, we scrutinize every aspect of the law and pursue every option to ensure that you succeed in your criminal defense case.

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Immigration

The United States was founded on the hard work and strong values of immigrant communities. At O’Flaherty Law, we take great pride in ensuring that you and your family can become naturalized citizens or remain in the United States. Our Winnebago County immigration and naturalization lawyers will work tirelessly to guarantee that you will maintain your current way of life.

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Real Estate Law

You are in good hands when you entrust our Winnebago County real estate legal team with your matter. We have friendly, client-focused attorneys available to make sure every aspect of your investment goes smoothly, from the initial contract to the final closing.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Don’t make filing for bankruptcy any harder than it already is. If you have debt that’s piling up and you don’t know where to turn, call our friendly Winnebago County bankruptcy attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Make sure your rights a preserved as you file for bankruptcy or debt resolution. Our cost-effective services are a smooth and affordable solution to your debt complications.

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Winnebago County Business 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 Winnebago County Business Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Rockford

6785 Weaver Rd., Unit 2B

Rockford, IL 61114

(815) 883-6310
info@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 Rockford?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Rockford?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Rockford?

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 Winnebago County 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 Business Minded! Kevin O’Flaherty and ourteam of Winnebago business attorneys have the entrepreneurial spirit and know-howto assist with all of the needs of your small business.  Kevin is the founder and host of theSeizeYourBusiness.com podcast and videoblog, which is a great educational toolfor business owners who are just getting started.  In addition to the podcasts, Kevin alsoregularly hosts workshops for small business and think tank groups, as a meansfor business owners to bounce thoughts and ideas off one another.  You can become a member of our businessnetworking events too! 

We are active in thelocal business community!  Kevin is ahometown business owner who cares about his community, which is why he is aboard member of Camber630 in Downers Grove. O’Flaherty Law is also influential in the communities of Naperville,Elmhurst, Westmont, and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge. Kevin’s appreciation for his community combined with a passion for smallbusiness puts our firm in a position to work with your own business indesigning personalized creative strategies.

Our Clients Love Us!  We have built a reputation in the community for providing above-and-beyond service to our clients.  Our Winnebago County attorneys are skilled, accessible, and provide prompt work and responses to communication.  Many of our clients have been so happy with our service that they have taken time out of their day to leave us glowing reviews.   We were honored to have received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award thanks to our clients' positive response.  In 2015, Kevin O'Flaherty was named as one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have never received a BBB complaint.  We look forward to earning your trust and establishing a life-long relationship with you.  

We are BudgetFriendly!  Our organization understandshow important it is as a small business owner to have a strict budget.  We don’t want you to feel as though youcannot afford our legal services if an issue should arise.  This is why we have set our rates lower thanthe industry standard, at very cost effective rates, so that you never hesitateto call O’Flaherty Law.

You Don't Have to Leave Your Home For Your Legal Consultation

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 Rockford

6785 Weaver Rd., Unit 2B

Rockford, IL 61114

info@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 Winnebago County Business Attorneys

In the following video, Winnebago County business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses when you should consult your business attorney.

In the following video, Winnebago County business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses when you should consult your business attorney.

When Should I Consult My Business Attorney?

Our Winnebago County corporate representation lawyers heavily encourage you to have a trusted business attorney on-call for your business.  

As a business owner, it is crucial to have an ongoing and open relationship with your business attorney. A good rule of thumb is to consult your attorney early and often to avoid any potential legal issues over incorporation, registration, annual reports, and other critical business operations.  

To know more about how the business attorneys of O'Flaherty Law of Winnebago County can help your business, read the following article.

In the following video, Winnebago County Business attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses five reasons to work with an attorney when incorporating your business.

Why to Work With An Attorney When Incorporating Your Winnebago County Business

Our Winnebago County business law team wants to be there for you when you chose to incorporate your Winnebago County business.

Incorporating your business, either as a Corporation or an LLC, will protect you from personal liability for business debts.  It will also allow you to save on self-employment tax.  It is important to incorporate correctly in order to receive these benefits.  Our Winnebago business attorneys can assist you with this in a cost-effective manner. To learn more, read about how our Winnebago County business attorneys can help you through the incorporation process.

In this video, Winnebago County corporate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the differences between corporations and LLCs.

Why Incorporate Your Winnebago County Business?

In this article, our Winnebago County business attorneys discuss the benefits of incorporating.

By incorporating, you limit the amount of personal liability to the assets owned by the corporation.  This means that if you have a large amount of corporate debt, you will likely be able to dissolve the corporation and keep your personal assets, as well as the assets of other businesses you own, safe from collection. You may also enable yourself to save on self-employment taxes in the long-run.

Read the article by our Winnebago County business attorneys on why incorporating your business might be best for you.

Further Reading from our Winnebago County 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