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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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.

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Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

Rachel B.

"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

More information about our Chicago Special Needs Attorneys

Our Chicago special needs attorneys have the experience and the knowledge to assist you and your loved ones to create a special needs plan that will allow you to retain assets that also ensures government benefits like social security won't get interrupted. Our Chicago special needs lawyers will ensure you have peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of.

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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

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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Chicago, IL 60606

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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 Chicago Special Needs Attorneys

Chicago Special Needs Planning Explained

In this article, our Chicago special needs attorneys discuss how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs.  Typically, if someone has a disability in Illinois, they are entitled to Supplemental Security Income if they have less than $2,000 in assets and earn under the maximum amount as described by SSI guidelines.  With the help of our Illinois special needs attorneys, you can create a Special Needs Trust to ensure that your  loved one with a disability can gain assets and income without reduction of benefits.  

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Testamentary Special Needs Trusts vs. Stand-Alone Special Needs Trusts in Chicago

In this article, our Chicago special needs attorneys discuss the differences between stand-alone special needs trusts and testamentary special needs trusts and the benefits and disadvantages of each. A special needs trust is a tool that can be used to benefit a person with a disability.  It allows the person with a disability to accumulate assets and earn income without negatively impacting government benefits. A testamentary special needs trust is one that is provided for in a third party’s will or trust.  An example is when a parent of an individual with a disability provides in her will that upon her death a special needs trust will be created for her child and that a certain portion of her estate will be transferred to the trust. A stand-alone special needs trust is one that is not created as part of a third party’s will or trust and is not contingent upon the death of that third party.  It is a separate trust document that is effective immediately.

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