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Oflaherty Law, Illinois Attorneys

Meet our Attorneys

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Kevin O'Flaherty

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.                              

Kevin C. Cruz

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.

Matt 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.”

Mark Hitt

Mark Hitt originally hails from Denver, Colorado. He attended and graduated from Elmhurst College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and where he met and married his college sweetheart, Jackie. He attended DePaul University College of Law, where his focus was on trial advocacy, criminal law, and international law.

Upon passing the bar, Mark began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, eventually trying hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, from traffic cases to multiple murders. He then worked for the City of Chicago, supervising a team of ten investigators, who responded to claims of physical abuse and racial bias by members of the Chicago Police Department, as well as responding to and investigating police-involved shootings. He has been a criminal defense and family law attorney for the last two years.

Mark has courtroom experience in many aspects of civil and administrative litigation as well, in personal injury, family, and chancery cases. He currently lives with his wife, three children, mother-in-law, and his “obese Maltese”, Chowder.

Joanna Leafblad

Joanna M. Liotine Leafblad has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and practices in the fields of Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Family Law. Her real Estate work includes commercial and residential purchases and sales in addition to lease negotiation. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Assocation.

Joanna is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and The UIC John Marshall Law School. She is the President of the Orland Park Public Library Board of Trustees.

When she is not practicing law, Joanna enjoys time with her two daughters and performing in local theater and improv.

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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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O'Flaherty Law

5002 Main St, Ste. 201
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon -Fri

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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.

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Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

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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!

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