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Winnebago County Civil Litigation Attorney | Dispute Resolution Attorney, Winnebago County IL

Winnebago County Civil Litigation Attorney | Dispute Resolution Attorney, Winnebago County IL

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.

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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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Civil Litigation

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In this video, our Winnebago County Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your civil matter.

We Are Efficient and Affordable!  You may feel as though you 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 achieve a favorable result.  When your schedule a free initial consultation, our attorneys will be sure to set reasonable expectations for the outcome of your case and the expected costs for our services.  You will never be surprised by a legal bill!

Our Experience has Been Observed! The reputation of our legal work in Winnebago County speaks for itself in separating our firm from the rest.

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

Our Clients Love Us Because We Go Above and Beyond!  In addition to providing skilled legal work at an affordable rate, our Winnebago litigation attorney will always have time to keep you informed on the progress of your case.  You will never feel as though our attorneys are talking down to you by talking to you in legal jargon.  We will prove that O’Flaherty Law is a very powerful proponent to have on your side.

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Winnebago County Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution Attorneys

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Winnebago County Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free 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.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

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

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys, Naperville Lawyers, Naperville Lawyer

Naperville

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

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers, Elmhurst Attorneys, Elmhurst Attorney

Elmhurst

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

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney, Lake in the Hills Lawyer, Lake in the Hills Lawyers

Lake in the Hills

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

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys, Tinley Park Lawyer, Tinley Park Lawyers

Tinley Park

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

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers, St. Charles Attorney, St. Lawyer

St. Charles

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

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.

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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."
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."
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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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How to Collect a Debt in Illinois

If you are a small business owner dealing with past due accounts receivable, or if you are having trouble paying your monthly bills and are receiving notices from creditors, you should acquaint yourself with the collection process.  This article will provide a summary of that process.  The narrative will be from the creditor’s perspective, but it will be equally helpful to debtors.

Bear in mind that each of the following steps tends to increase the pressure on the debtor to settle his debt.  Each successive step will only be required if the debtor is non-responsive to the previous steps.  In practice, it is usually unnecessary to take a collections case all the way through Step 7.

STEP 1:  Internal collections procedures:  Before you speak to a collections attorney, you should be sure to refine your own collection procedures.  Every business is different, but the following tips may help you increase your collections on your accounts receivable:

  • In your contracts with your customers, include an attorney-fee provision providing that if either party is required to take action to enforce the contract, the other party will be required to pay attorney fees and other expenses.
  • In your contracts with your customers, include a late fee provision, informing your customers that late fees will be charged on late invoices.
  • On the face of each invoice, you should explain your collection procedures.  Let your customers know in advance that if their invoice is x days past due they will be required to pay late fees, and that if it becomes days past due, the invoice will be sent to collections.
  • Follow up on past due invoices with letters explaining the consequences of continued failure to pay.

If you believe that it will not be possible to collect an account internally, you should hand the account to your attorney to begin a collection suit.

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If you are a small business owner dealing with past due accounts receivable, or if you are having trouble paying your monthly bills and are receiving notices from creditors, you should acquaint yourself with the collection process.  This article will provide a summary of that process.  The narrative will be from the creditor’s perspective, but it will be equally helpful to debtors.

Bear in mind that each of the following steps tends to increase the pressure on the debtor to settle his debt.  Each successive step will only be required if the debtor is non-responsive to the previous steps.  In practice, it is usually unnecessary to take a collections case all the way through Step 7.

STEP 1:  Internal collections procedures:  Before you speak to a collections attorney, you should be sure to refine your own collection procedures.  Every business is different, but the following tips may help you increase your collections on your accounts receivable:

  • In your contracts with your customers, include an attorney-fee provision providing that if either party is required to take action to enforce the contract, the other party will be required to pay attorney fees and other expenses.
  • In your contracts with your customers, include a late fee provision, informing your customers that late fees will be charged on late invoices.
  • On the face of each invoice, you should explain your collection procedures.  Let your customers know in advance that if their invoice is x days past due they will be required to pay late fees, and that if it becomes days past due, the invoice will be sent to collections.
  • Follow up on past due invoices with letters explaining the consequences of continued failure to pay.

If you believe that it will not be possible to collect an account internally, you should hand the account to your attorney to begin a collection suit.

Read More

Motions To Dismiss In Civil Litigation Explained

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Winnebago County attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation.

Winnebago County Civil Litigation Attorneys, Winnebago County Dispute Resolution Attorneys, Winnebago County Civil Litigation Lawyers, Winnebago County Dispute Resolution Lawyers

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.  Also outlined in the Complaint, are the damages the Plaintiff is entitled to.

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.

Read more about Motions to Dismiss from Our Winnebago County litigation lawyers

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation Explained

In this article our Winnebago County legal team will list the steps necessary to obtain a written discovery.  This 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

Often times, each side will object certain interrogatories and requests for production on the grounds that the discovery request seeks information that is not relevant to the case; the discovery request is overly broad; the discovery request is unduly burdensome; or the requested information is subject to attorney/client or some other privilege.

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

Winnebago County attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the written discovery phase of litigation.

In this article our Winnebago County legal team will list the steps necessary to obtain a written discovery.  This 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

Often times, each side will object certain interrogatories and requests for production on the grounds that the discovery request seeks information that is not relevant to the case; the discovery request is overly broad; the discovery request is unduly burdensome; or the requested information is subject to attorney/client or some other privilege.

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

Winnebago County Motions For Summary Judgment Explained

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

Winnebago County Civil Litigation Attorneys, Winnebago County Dispute Resolution Attorneys, Winnebago County Civil Litigation Lawyers, Winnebago County Dispute Resolution Lawyers

In this article, our Winnebago County civil defense attorneys discuss the obligatory motions needed for a summary judgement in civil litigation.  A summary judgement request 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.  Our attorneys also explain the process for deciding motions for summary judgement.

​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 & Dispute Resolution Attorneys