Kevin O’Flaherty is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has experience in litigation, estate planning, bankruptcy, real estate, and comprehensive business representation. He regularly teaches seminars on Estate Planning and Business Law. Kevin grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois, and is committed to giving back to the community both through his work as an attorney and through personal service activities. Last year he served as the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove. For the past several years, he has chaired the Business Expo committee for Rotary Grove Fest, Downers Grove’s annual summer festival. Kevin was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Chamber 630, the Chamber of Commerce for the Downers Grove and Woodridge area.
This year, he is honored to be a recipient of Suburban Life's "Best Under 40" Award. In 2016, Kevin received an award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2016. Kevin is also active in the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce., the Lemont Chamber of Commerce, and the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce Kevin is licensed in Illinois, as well as the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court. He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. In his spare time, he used to play guitar, bass, and keys in local bands, but now his evenings are spent with his three year old daughter, Paige; his one year old son, Owen; his smelly black lab, Leah; and his patient wife, Lauren.
Frank Serritella practices primarily in the area of family law. His experience in the family law area began while in law school when he began clerking for a prominent Child Representative/GAL in Cook County. His practice is currently expanding to include landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, breach of contract disputes, and estate planning.
Frank received his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Justice with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.
Frank is originally from the South Suburbs and enjoys attending baseball games with his wife.
Kevin graduated from the John Marshall Law School and passed the Illinois State Bar Exam in 2013. While in Law School, Kevin excelled in Trial Advocacy, and Fair Housing Law. Kevin also served as President of the Asian-Pacific-American Law Students Association, and Vice President of the Fair Housing Law Association.
After law school, Kevin became the Clinical Attorney Fellow and Supervising Attorney at The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic, teaching more than seventy law student interns about Fair Housing laws, Fair Lending laws, and Civil Litigation, while reaching out to community organizations across the Chicago land area. Kevin then moved on to private practice, specializing in Family Law, Consumer Protection, and Real Estate Transactions, gaining trial and litigation experience in these areas of law.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys cooking, racing and restoring vintage and modern automobiles and motorcycles, and spending time with his wife, Jenifer, and dog, Chewie.
Attorney Bio – Matthew Hector
Matthew Hector has been practicing law for the last 16 years. For the last 11 years, he has primarily focused on foreclosure defense, consumer defense, and bankruptcy law. Mr. Hector has an extensive background in civil litigation and is an accomplished appellate attorney in both federal and state courts.
In fact, Mr. Hector made new law under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In Pantoja v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC., (Case No.15-1567, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit), Mr. Hector successfully defended a ruling from the district court. The ruling expanded consumer protections when debt collectors try to collect old debts. Portfolio Recovery Associates petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States for a writ of certiorari. The Court denied PRA’s petition after considering briefs from both sides. On March 3, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a proposed rule in the Federal Register. That rule would make the case law that Mr. Hector made part of the federal regulatory scheme.
Mr. Hector graduated from the University of Alabama in 1998 with an honors degree in English and German. He received his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in 2004. He received his L.L.M. in Information Technology & Privacy, with honors, from The John Marshall Law School in 2007. While a student at John Marshall, Mr. Hector was an editor for the John Marshall Law Review. His article was published in 2003. Privacy to Be Patched in Later - an Examination of the Decline of Privacy Rights, 36 J. Marshall L. Rev. 985 (2003)
Mr. Hector has continued to publish since he completed his studies. In addition to other law journal articles, he has drafted a chapter on contract law in the entertainment and video game industry for a textbook, published articles about the law and video games, and wrote the Illinois Bar Journal’s LawPulse column for 4 ½ years. He also authored a book on consumer defense law entitled “Consumer Defense: A Tactical Guide to Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, & Creditor Harassment.”
Matt Goldie joins O’Flaherty Law, bringing with him 14 years of legal experience. Matt graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from Southern Illinois University. Most recently, Matt worked for the State of Illinois, advising the state’s personnel bureau. Prior to that, Matt worked as a solo practitioner in the western suburbs, where he practiced in a variety of areas, concentrating in all manner of family law litigation, as well as landlord tenant law and small claims. In his spare time, Matt enjoys boxing, watching the Bears, and reading history and philosophy. He lives in Elgin with his wife and children.
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