Cases We Handle

Let's face it, no one wants to have to hire a lawyer. But life happens and you need to be prepared. We understand that lawyers have a bad rap, but it is our mission to show you that dealing with a lawyer can actually be a good experience. No matter what you are going through, if there is a legal issue, having the right lawyer on your side will make it easier to handle. You are here looking to get the relief you need and answers you deserve.  At O'Connor Cadiz Law, we handle our cases with compassion and skill. We also believe in educating our clients about what is going on because our belief is that things are less stressful when you understand what is happening and can take back some measure of control. Be sure to ask for a free copy of our books and consumer guides - all designed to help you, or give us a call if you are ready to speak to a lawyer. Once you know your options, you will feel better. 

We are ready to accept many areas of personal injury which includes car accidents, wrongful death cases, bike and motorcycle accidents, accidents involving the CTA, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, falls and premises liability cases, dog bites, food poisoning, and accidents involving ride share companies (Uber and Lyft). Residential real estate closings also make up a very large part of the practice. If we cannot help you with a particular type of case, it is very possible that we can help you find another trustworthy attorney that might be a good fit for your case, using our network of referrals

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We are conveniently located in Schaumburg and Itasca, serving DuPage, Cook and the collar counties. 

Don't go through it alone. 

Personal InjuryPersonal Injury

When you've been injured, the last thing you feel like dealing with is insurance companies and the legal aspect of your personal injury. We are here to take much of the worry away from you. To begin with, you will want to know if you even need a lawyer and what happens after you've been hurt. It is crucial that you speak to a lawyer as early in the process as possible, before you make a mistake that can't be undone. The insurance company is not your friend and their interests are opposed to yours, which is why it is so important to work with someone who understands the process and can be sure that you are treated fairly.  At our boutique firm, we believe that everyone is entitled be treated with utmost respect, empathy and understanding. You will never be treated as just another personal injury case.  We do not accept all cases and deliberately limit the number of cases that we handle, in order to make sure that every case is treated with the utmost care and attention. Cases we accept include serious auto accidents, Uber or Lyft accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accident, bike accident, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog attacks, cases resulting in death, and cases involving the CTA for bus or train accidents.


Litigation is very expensive. Divorces and other court cases in Illinois can drag on for years and drain your finances. You might not even get the result you wanted in court or end up settling for an outcome that you didn't want, because you were out of money and out of patience. Mediation can be a terrific alternative, if both parties are suitable candidates and mature enough to handle it. 

Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Broke? Stop Being Afraid of that Stack Of Bills- Get out of Debt with Bankruptcy for a better life! 

If you are wondering about bankruptcy, you are probably worried about your overwhelming debt. It is normal to worry, and to wonder what will happen in the weeks and months ahead in the face of deep financial struggles and an inability to pay your bills.  Will your paycheck be garnished? Do you face losing what you have? What will you tell your family? Now what? There may be a solution for you in bankruptcy. If you are visiting this site, chances are that it is time to explore your options. There are answers out there and you need to find out what they are and if any of those solutions are for right for you. You are already one step ahead by visiting my website, to get information about bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is not going to be the solution for everyone but for many people, it can be the answer that they have been hoping for as a way to financially start over.  I help people file for what is known as “Chapter 7” Bankruptcy or "Chapter 13" Bankruptcy. There are other kinds of bankruptcies and which kind you will file for (if any) is determined by your circumstances: the type of debt you have, what you are looking to accomplish, what you have, your income, etc. The majority of consumer (ie: individuals or families as opposed to businesses) will file for either a Chapter 7 or 13. 


Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, are becoming more common. No longer for only the rich, smart couples see the value in taking basic steps to plan for all aspects of the future, even aspects that hopefully won't happen. Definitely at the bottom of the list in terms of fun insofar as wedding plans go, it could be the most important! You owe it to yourself and your bride or groom-to-be to take some time to learn about it and see if a prenup could be right for you. 


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Lawyer ReferralsLawyer Referrals

Its easy to find a lawyer. Its not so easy is to find the right lawyer for you and for your case. Likewise, not every client will be the right fit for every law firm.  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. And if you are an attorney who has a client with a case that you don't handle or wish to find a Spanish speaking lawyer to refer a case to, please give us a call. We may be able to help.