O’Flaherty Law hopes you and your family are doing okay during the current COVID-19 crisis. The uncertainty of the Coronavirus, doesn't mean you can put your legal needs on hold.
You can receive a consultation and most legal services without leaving your home. Our attorneys are happy to speak to you by phone, video conference, or e-mail.
January 2021 Covid-19/Coronavirus Update for Illinois and Iowa Courthouse Services
Nearly all courts in Illinois and Iowa have reopened, but in-person court services are mostly limited to emergency only situations. It is at the judge’s discretion to determine if matters in a case will be conducted via teleconference, videoconference, in-person, or a combination thereof. All parties and attorneys may video conference from a location they choose, including the courthouse, if allowed. Court reporters and interpreters continue to be available for videoconferencing and teleconferencing of hearings. Any matters conducted in-person should follow social distancing guidelines, including wearing a mask and keeping a minimum of 6 feet of distancing between individuals.
Extensions for deadlines in the Appellate Court and Supreme Court continue to be in force and are updated periodically. Because of the fluid nature of the pandemic situation, we strongly suggest contacting your local Illinois or Iowa courthouse, county, or district clerk to get the current information on court services. It is common, but not guaranteed, that supervisory orders and deadlines will be extended as coronavirus metrics continue to be updated.
Orders concerning court reestablishment plans and Covid-19 guidelines for individual Illinois circuit courts, appellate courts, and the Illinois Supreme Court are located at illinoiscourts.gov.
Orders concerning court reestablishment plans and Covid-19 guidelines for individual Iowa district courts, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court are located at iowacourts.gov.
Kevin O’Flaherty grew up in Downers Grove, a town where his parents owned a dental practice for 30 years and where the law firm he founded in 2011 now operates.
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“We strive to offer the personalized service of a small firm while still having the manpower of a slightly larger firm,” O’Flaherty said.
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O'Flaherty founded and hosts the SeizeYourBusiness.com podcast and videocast, in which he interviews business owners to discuss the secrets to their success. He also hosts and speaks at monthly small business workshops and seminars on such topics as finding a good mentor and how to get your business’s message out. In addition, he is involved with networking groups for business-owner collaboration.
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Community involvement is important to O’Flaherty. Last year he was vice president of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove and chairman of the business expo for the Rotary Grove Fest, the Downers Grove summer festival. This year he will serve a term on the chamber of commerce board. In 2014, he was on the board of AIM, the Center for Independent Living, a nonprofit organization that helps disabled people live on their own.
I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team. Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys. Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us. They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and expertise of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates. We are here to help!