Attorney Carol O’Connor Cadiz Bio
Attorney & Owner
Meet The Lawyer: Carol O’Connor Cadiz
Attorney Carol O’Connor Cadiz is a 1996 graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Before that, she worked as a Spanish translator for attorneys while attending school. She began her legal career practicing personal injury law, later adding real estate and ERISA disability insurance appeals. She is licensed in Illinois both in state court and in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to her background helping people in the areas of personal injury cases, she spent 20 years as a divorce lawyer and now offers her services instead as a divorce mediator, helping couples who want to resolve their disputes by mediation.
Having worked in mid to large size personal injury and bankruptcy firms before forming a partnership with another local lawyer, Carol decided that she wanted to serve clients in a more personalized way- paying particular attention to the specific needs of the individual and getting to know each and every client well. Her law firm’s core values remains very important, which are:
- We do the right thing
- We honor the trust placed in us
- We respect our clients, at all times
- We create solutions
- We are honest (sometimes, brutally)
- We form close relationships with our clients, treating them like family
Carol received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana with a major in psychology. During her years as an undergraduate, she also studied at University College London (England) and at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico). She continues to attend legal seminars to keep up with the ever changing legal trends. Carol is also a respected member of a national lawyer group which meets three to four times a year in the Washington DC area to discuss how to better serve the clients of small and solo law firms.
Carol was raised bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, offering full service in both languages. She understands not only the English and Spanish languages, but both cultures as well. She is married to a native of Chile and has two children. Her family (mother’s side) is native to Mexico City.
Ms. Cadiz opened her own office nearly 20 years ago in the Chicago loop before moving her practice out the suburbs. Formerly a Partner at A. Traub & Cadiz in Lombard, Carol Cadiz is now in solo private practice with offices in Schaumburg and Itasca; serving Cook and the surrounding Chicago area counties. She is highly rated by her clients and other members of the legal community, as can be seen on this website, on Google and on the lawyer rating site, AVVO. The one thing that we hear over and over again is that she is very approachable, genuine, and easy to talk to.