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Cook County Appeals Attorneys

We appeal criminal records, child custody orders, property taxes and all other appeals cases. Our experienced and affordable Cook County appellate lawyers will fight for your rights.
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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.

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More information about our Cook County Appeals Attorneys

Whether you have criminal, civil, or property taxes to appeal, our Cook County appeals attorneys will fight for your rights and appeal unfavorable decisions on your matter. Our experienced and affordable Cook County appellate lawyers will fight for your rights.

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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 Cook County Appeals Attorneys

The Illinois Appeals Process

In this article, our Cook County 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 closed and heard in county district courts. They are also called “trial courts” because circuit courts are the level at which each party presents evidence and jury and bench trials are held in order to reach findings of fact.The court of appeal will examine the file of the court of first instance as well as the briefs drawn up by the two parties and will decide whether to set aside the decision of the court of first instance, to confirm it or to order further action by the court of first instance. If the appeals court overturns or upholds the trial court's decision, then the losing party can appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Can You Appeal a Temporary Order During an Illinois Divorce Case?

In this Learn About Law article, our Cook County appeals attorneys discuss what a temporary order is, what orders can be appealed in Illinois divorce cases, and the processes for appealing temporary orders in Illinois. The general notion that appeals can only be filed after the final judgment is handed down is false. Furthermore, based on rulings from the Illinois Supreme court certain temporary orders are not appealable purely based on the fact they are not final. Because interlocutory orders are subject to modification during divorce proceedings, and because appealing temporary orders can break up the original case proceedings; making for a disjointed, inefficient process, appellate courts are hesitant to hear appeals of such orders.

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Illinois Child Custody Appeals

In this Learn About Law article, our Cook County appeals attorneys examine Illinois child custody appeals in Illinois and the laws surrounding them. We examine filing deadlines and explain what orders can be appealed and how to prepare and file appeals. Our Illinois appeals attorneys also examine the expedited process for appealing temporary child custody orders in Illinois. Because lawmakers want to provide permanence and stability to children in custody cases as quickly as possible, the Supreme Court Rules carve out an exception to the general rule that only orders adjudicating all claims in a case are appealable without a special finding of the trial court.  Illinois Supreme Court Rule 306(b) states that orders relating to custody and parenting time are immediately appealable without a special finding by the trial court even if they are entered prior to other matters in the case, such as spousal maintenance and property division, are resolved.

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