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If you find yourself faced with a civil lawsuit, our Illinois civil defense attorneys will put you in the best possible position to achieve a favorable resolution to your case. Our experienced litigation defense team is here to provide skilled guidance while protecting your legal rights in an affordable, efficient manner.
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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 Illinois Civil Defense Attorneys

If you find yourself faced with a civil lawsuit, our Illinois civil defense attorneys will put you in the best possible position to achieve a favorable resolution to your case.  Our experienced litigation defense team is here to provide skilled guidance while protecting your legal rights in an affordable, efficient manner.

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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 Illinois Civil Defense Attorneys

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation in Illinois

For this Learn About Law article, our Illinois civil defense attorneys discuss the importance of written discovery in the preparation for depositions and civil trials. 

Written discovery documents are written requests for detailed answers to a series of questions, requests for production of specific documents, and requests to admit certain facts to be true. Written discovery can reduce the number of issues in dispute at trial and it can often bring the parties closer to settlement by making the basis for each side's position clear. We also explain common objections to discovery requests and how those objections and other failures to adequately respond to discovery requests are resolved.

Click here to read the full article by our Illinois civil defense attorneys explaining the written discovery phase of civil litigation.

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Motions For Summary Judgment in Illinois

In this article, our Illinois civil defense attorneys explain motions for summary judgment in civil litigation.

Motions for summary judgment can be used to dispose of a claim without the need for a costly trial.  Courts will issue judgment in favor of the defendant without a trial if the defendant can show that there is no real factual dispute that must be proven before the judge or a jury, and that, based on the facts, the law entitles the defendant to judgment in the case. Motions for summary judgment may be filed at any point after the pleadings have been filed, but are most commonly filed after written discovery and depositions, once most of the facts are apparent to both sides. If favorable settlement is not possible, motions for summary judgment are a key tool for terminating litigation before trial.

Read the full article from our Illinois civil defense attorneys, who explain how motions for summary judgment work in civil litigation. 

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Defenses to Breach of Illinois Contracts

In this article, our Illinois litigation defense attorneys discuss common defenses to breach of contract claims.

These typical arguments include:

  • The other party has already significantly breached the contract (material breach);
  • The other party has announced his or her intention to breach the contract, or acts in a way that would lead you to believe that he or she intends to breach the contract (anticipatory repudiaiton);
  • You signed the contract under physical or financial threat (duress);
  • You were tricked into signing the contract (fraud)
  • The contract terms are no longer possible to perform due to factors outside of your control (impracticability).

Read the full article by our Illinois defense attorneys explaining Breach of Contract.

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