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Our Champaign appeals attorneys will fight for your rights and appeal unfavorable decisions on your matter. Learn how O'Flaherty law works to win all forms of appeals
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who 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.

We believe 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.

We believe 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, the 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 of 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 experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

More information about our Champaign Appeals Attorneys

Our Champaign appeals attorneys are equipped to handle civil, criminal, and property tax appeals and will fight for the most favorable outcome for your case. Experienced and affordable, our attorneys will help you with expunging criminal records, child custody orders, as well as motions for summary judgement, motions to dismiss, and all other forms of appeals. 

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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.

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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 knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Champaign Appeals Attorneys

The Illinois Appeals Process

In this article, our Champaign appeals attorneys discuss appealing court decisions in Illinois. In Illinois, many court decisions can be used using different methods under the law. Our attorneys discuss how to appeal a court decision, the timeline for appeals and how to appeal court decisions in Illinois courts. In Illinois, cases are initially filed and heard in the county circuit courts.  These are also known as “trial courts” because the circuit courts are the level on which each side presents evidence and jury and bench trials are held in order to make findings of fact.  

After final judgment is rendered in the trial court, or after certain types of orders have been entered by the trial court judge prior to final judgment, the parties can seek to appeal to the appellate court in order to have the circuit court’s order reversed.  

‍The appellate court will review the record of the trial court along with briefs written by both parties and decide whether to reverse the trial court’s ruling, uphold it, or order some further action by the trial court.  If the appellate court reverses or upholds the trial court ruling, the losing party can then appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.  

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Appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court

In this article, our Champaign appeals attorneys explain the structure of the Illinois court system.  In Illinois, cases begin in one of the County circuit courts.  Judgments from the circuit court are appealable to the Illinois appellate courts.  The Illinois Supreme Court has discretion to hear appeals from the appellate courts. If you lose your case in an appellate court after appealing from the circuit court and you do not want to concede,  you have two options:

  1. File a petition for rehearing with the appellate court; or
  2. File a petition for leave to appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court.  

These options are not mutually exclusive.  They can be pursued at the same time, or you can pursue a petition for rehearing with the appellate court first, and later file a petition for leave to appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court if the petition for rehearing is denied.

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