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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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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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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

At O’Flaherty Law, we understand that you are very busy operating your own business. Let us handle all of your business’ legal needs, so you can focus on your business. We have budget-friendly rates, expertise, and empathy to assist your business. Call us today to schedule a consultation, at no cost to you, to discuss how O’Flaherty Law of Winnebago County can help your corporation or LLC.

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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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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 Civil Litigation Attorneys

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Please contact our friendly Winnebago County Civil Litigation 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 Civil Litigation Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

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

We Are Efficient andAffordable!  You may feel as thoughyou cannot win against bigger more powerful opponents such as large corporations,but with O’Flaherty law on your side your will be put in a position to achievea favorable result.  When your schedule afree initial consultation, our attorneys will be sure to set reasonable expectationsfor the outcome of your case and the expected costs for our services.  You will never be surprised by a legal bill!

Our Experience hasBeen Observed! The reputation of our legal work in Winnebago County speaksfor itself in separating our firm from the rest.

  • We have been given an A+ rating from the BetterBusiness Bureau.
  • Our Firm was awarded Avvo's 2016 Clients' ChoiceAward due to tremendously positive responses by our past clients.
  • In 2015, our owner Kevin O’Flaherty was creditedby Suburban Life Magazine, as one of the “Best Under 40”.

Our Clients Love UsBecause We Go Above and Beyond!  Inaddition to providing skilled legal work at an affordable rate, our Winnebagolitigation attorney will always have time to keep you informed on the progressof your case.  You will never feel asthough our attorneys are talking down to you by talking to you in legaljargon.  We will prove that O’FlahertyLaw is a very powerful proponent to have on your side.

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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 Civil Litigation Attorneys

In this video, Winnebago County civil litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains notions to dismiss in Illinois civil litigation cases.

In this video, Winnebago County civil litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains notions to dismiss in Illinois civil litigation cases.

Motions To Dismiss In Winnebago County Civil Litigation

Our Winnebago County dispute resolution attorneys are here to help you better understand the civil litigation process.

The first step in any litigation case is filling a Complaint.  The purpose of the complaint is to specify a cause
of action and the civil law that has been violated.  Damages entitled to the plaintiff are also outlined in this Complaint.

Once the Complaint has been served the defendant has to choose one of two options:

  1. Admit or deny the allegation listed in the
    Complaint and file and Answer to the Complaint. 
  2. File a Motion to Dismiss.  By filing a Motion to Dismiss the client is
    stating that the Complaint is defective, has no merit, or there is another
    affirmative matter that requires the case to be dismissed.

To learn more about Motions to Dismiss, read this article crafted by our Winnebago County civil litigation team.

In the following video, Winnebago County civil litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the written discovery phase of litigation.

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation Explained

In this article our Winnebago County dispute resolution team lists the steps necessary to obtain a written discovery. 

Written discovery will consist of four main types of documents:

1. Written Interrogations

2. Requests for Production of Documents

3. Requests for Admission of Facts

4. Third Party Subpoenas

Oftentimes, each side will object to certain portions of these documents the grounds that the discovery request seeks information
that is either not relevant to the case, is overly broad, is unduly burdensome, or is subject
to attorney/client and/or other privileges.

Read more about the discovery phase of litigation by our Winnebago County civil litigation attorneys.

In this video, Winnebago County litigation defense lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains motions for summary judgment in civil litigation.

Winnebago County Motions For Summary Judgment Explained

In this article, our Winnebago County civil defense
attorneys discuss the obligatory motions needed for a summary judgement in
civil litigation. 

A motion for summary judgement
requests the court to make a ruling on some or all of the disputes in your case
without holding a trial.  This request is
usually granted if there is no genuine issue of material fact and the judgement
can be made by simply applying the law. 

​Read
the full article by our Winnebago County defense attorneys
explaining motions for summary judgment in Winnebago County civil litigation.
 

Further Reading from our Winnebago County Civil Litigation Attorneys

How Do I File an Appeal in Wisconsin?

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals can hear an appeal of a final circuit court decision or order following the filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the circuit court for the county where the judgment or order was entered.

Madison Clark

November 22, 2021

Iowa Divorce – Serving and Answering the Divorce Petition

If you have come across this article it is likely that you are considering filing or are ready to file a petition for divorce in Iowa. Naturally there are a lot of questions to be answered, like how do I serve my Iowa petition for divorce? You serve your petition for divorce either personally, by mail or by publication. As you will see later in the article, personal service is the best and is recommended. A lot of people also ask if they are required to file an answer to a divorce petition in Iowa.

Heather Jones

November 4, 2021

Can My Name Be Removed From The Illinois Sex Offender Database?

This article will review the Illinois statute, the Illinois State Police (ISP) website and the impact this law has on the lives of sexual offenders and sexual predators.

Connie J. Butcher

November 2, 2021