Get to Know the Person Behind Your Case. Read More About Carol O’Connor Cadiz, Your Schaumburg and Itasca Attorney

Thanks for visiting my website. I'm a lawyer who started out in Chicago and have since moved my offices into the northwestern suburbs of Schaumburg and Itasca. I help people with the following kinds of cases:

  • Serious Injury cases- these are cases in which someone has been badly hurt (or killed) because of someone else's fault.
  • Real Estate Closings- buying or selling a house
  • Divorce mediation
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Need something that isn't listed? Having been in the business for 20 years, I've met all types of lawyers- both good and bad. I've a network of trusted individuals that I can put you in touch with if you have the kind of case that I just don't handle. 

I am a native of Illinois and graduated from DePaul's law school in 1996. I started my career at a large bankruptcy law firm in the city and four years later, ventured out to start my own firm, primarily in the area of bankruptcy. The work is hard but I enjoy helping people to see the light at the end of the tunnel and getting them from where they are now to where they need to be. On the personal side, I love to read when I have a little bit of free time to relax.  I was raised in a bilingual household and am fluent in Spanish. My mother is from Mexico. My father's side is Irish. My husband is from Chile and I have been married since 2001. At home, I speak both languages. 

A lot of lawyers take too much for granted and do little in the way of educating their clients throughout the process. What I have found is that the majority of the people who I represent are good, hardworking people who have found themselves either in a difficult spot or are going through something big like a move. They know that they need legal help but usually don't know what to expect or how to best prepare for it -since- fortunately, most people don't need lawyers all that often.  That is why I have written (free!) books, articles and reports- to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I have heard throughout the years, and to explain the legal processes in Illinois. 

If you like what you see on this site and think that I might be the right lawyer for you, give us a call or fill out a webform to request a strategy session. I look forward to sitting down with you.