Matching Lawyer to Client can be Confusing

How do I find a lawyer in the Chicago area? 

Finding a lawyer is the easy part. In Chicago, lawyers seem to be on every street corner and on every floor of every high rise. The suburbs are full of them too. Just ask Google.   What's not so easy is to find the right lawyer for you and for your case. The attorney-client relationship is important, special, and entails mutual trust and respect.  Both lawyer and law firm should make sure that they are the right fit for each other before entering into an attorney-client professional relationship. If we can't help, we may be able to point you in the right direction.

Clients in Need of Lawyers 

At O'Connor Cadiz Law, we do only a few things so that we can do them well. We often get phone calls from past clients or from friends of satisfied clients who have legal problems that are outside of our realm. Some lawyers will take any case that walks in the door. We think that is a bad way to run a business and can result in a disservice to the person in need of legal help. If you call us and are in need of a particular kind of lawyer- namely one who handles bankruptcy, real estate closings, certain types of personal injury cases or divorce mediation, we'd be happy to talk to you. We will still be happy to talk to you if you have a case that we are not equipped to handle. While most law firms will just say "Sorry, can't help you" and hang up before you have a chance to get in another word, we will take the time to listen and attempt provide you with a few names of lawyers we trust. Having been in practice since the late 1990s, the attorney has developed professional contacts over the years who are well trusted. Qualities that we look for in referral lawyers are honesty, fair billing practices, and a good reputation in the community. And they have to be good at what they do, which goes without saying. Our network of Spanish speaking attorneys continues to grow as well. We are also happy to recommend trusted real estate agents with whom Carol has worked and who she believes to do an outstanding job!

Welcoming Referrals from Other Attorneys

If you are an attorney who is looking for a Spanish speaking lawyer to refer a case to, or who does not handle a particular matter that we service, please give us a call to discuss possible referral or co-counsel arrangements. We provide all referring partners with the same level of attention that we provide to our clients, including written updates, a letter or call from Carol notifying you that the potential client has contacted us and what the outcome was, etc. While we are not allowed to pay referral fees on bankruptcy cases, when allowed on other matters we are happy to pay referral fees and will put a fee agreement in place immediately upon being retained. 

How Can I get in Touch with You?

Give us a call at 630 250-8813 or 630 250-8809 and let us know what you are looking for, or for even faster service, fill out the contact form on this page.  


Carol O'Connor Cadiz
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Attorney & Owner at O'Connor Cadiz Law: Injury & Accidents, Disability Insurance.