Eviction

Eviction

“My tenant hasn’t paid rent in 3 months.”

To evict a tenant in Illinois, a landlord must comply with certain procedures that are mandated by statutes and by court rules. A failure to comply with those procedures could mean a non-paying tenant occupying a rental unit while you spend valuable time correcting the paperwork. Avoid the confusion and speak to the experienced attorneys at Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. Our office had a process server ready to serve a 5-day notice as soon as possible, and our office has a great record of success in resolving eviction cases to our clients’ satisfaction.

If you believe it might be time to begin eviction proceedings, contact our office for a free, confidential case evaluation and consultation.

Real Estate Closing

Real Estate Closing

“I need somebody I can count on to look out for me and my family.”

A real estate closing can be a stressful event. You need an attorney who can make sure the sale proceeds smoothly, yet will also carefully review the documents and paperwork required to complete a real estate transaction. The attorneys at Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. will walk you through each step of the closing process and make sure that your interests are protected throughout the transaction.
We offer free consultations, schedule yours today.

Expungement/Sealing

Expungement/Sealing“I’m trying to get a job, but I’m worried they’ll bring up something that happened when I was younger.”

If you’ve had a brush with law enforcement in the past, there is likely a record of it somewhere. However, if the charges resulted in a dismissal, deferred prosecution or some other form of non-conviction (TASC probation or 410 probation), you may be eligible to have your record expunged or sealed. Additionally, if your criminal record occurred at a time when you were legally a minor, you may be eligible to have it expunged or sealed. At Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. our experienced attorneys can help you through the expungement or sealing process.

You should be aware that there may be time limits for filing the appropriate documents in an expungement case. If you believe you may be eligible for expungement or record sealing, you should contact our office right away for a free, confidential case evaluation.

Contracts

Contracts

“I need to make sure this agreement doesn’t come back to bite me later.”

Contracts can be as unique as the people who enter into them. Don’t settle for a cookie-cutter document that contains out-of-date language and doesn’t accurately reflect your agreement. At Lawson & O’Brien, P.C., we understand that contracts can be a vital part of your business, whether you are a landscape construction company or a large-scale retailer. We offer the ability to craft custom-made, plain-English contracts that both parties can understand. Whether the contract is job-specific or designed to work for all your clients, contact our office to discuss creating a highly useful, professional contract today. 

License Reinstatement

License Reinstatement

“It’s finally time to try to get my license back.”

If your license has been suspended or revoked because of a prior DUI, you will need to apply for reinstatement through the Illinois Secretary of State. Depending on your background, you may be required to attend either a formal or an informal hearing. People often make the mistake of thinking that these hearings are a mere formality when in reality they are governed by complex and frequently confusing statutes and administrative regulations. We very frequently meet with individuals after they have been denied relief, often for reasons they do not understand.

At Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. we are familiar with the Secretary of State’s procedures and requirements for license reinstatement. We will guide you through the process and give you the greatest possible chance for relief from the Secretary of State. Please contact our office today for a free, confidential case evaluation/consultation.

Small Claims

Small Claims

“We had a deal and the other guy just refuses to pay up, I think we’ll have to settle this in court.”

There are many different kinds of small claims cases. In situations where one individual sues another for less than $10,000, the case is resolved in small claims court. Small claims cases include injuries, property damage, disagreements about home improvement or repairs, complaints between customers and contractors, including landscapers, movers, plumbers and disputes between landlords and tenants. If you need to bring a small claims case, we want to be your lawyer, and we want your voice to be heard. The experienced attorneys at Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. have handled many different kinds of small claims cases. Call today to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation and consultation.

FOID Card Reinstatement

FOID Card Reinstatement

“I got a letter from the Illinois State Police revoking my FOID card, what can I do now?”

The right to own a gun in Illinois is subject to frequently-changing laws and regulations. If you have been issued a FOID card and the State believes they have grounds to revoke your card, the State may choose to revoke your card with minimal notice to you. If you find yourself in this situation, contact the attorneys at Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. We will fiercely defend your Second Amendment rights just as we have with multiple clients in the past. We offer free, confidential case evaluations.

 

Eviction Defense

Eviction Defense

“I don’t have anywhere else to go and my landlord says I need to be out within five days!”

If your landlord has served you with an eviction notice, you have certain rights under Illinois law. Many landlords attempt to take shortcuts or handle evictions on their own and as a result many of them fail to comply with Illinois eviction procedures. At Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. we can make sure that your rights as a tenant are protected during an eviction proceeding, and if there are grounds to contest or fight the eviction we have the trial experience to fight the eviction in court. Call our experienced attorneys today for a free consultation.

Foreclosure Defense

Foreclosure Defense

“I got a notice about a court date from some attorneys who represent my bank, I’m not sure what to do.”

It may seem difficult or impossible to defend against a foreclosure case, but the truth is that as a foreclosure defendant, you do have rights. For example, you have the right to insist that the lender follows all rules of civil procedure. You have the right to conduct discovery and to view and verify the documentation that is the basis for the foreclosure. You have the right to have your case reviewed for loss mitigation. The attorneys at Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. are here to ensure that your rights in a foreclosure defense case are protected.

In foreclosure defense cases we have: negotiated modifications to keep our clients in their homes, provided our clients with enough time to recover from a temporary financial setback, and assisted our clients in deciding whether to file for bankruptcy. If you need help with a foreclosure defense case, contact our office for a free, confidential case evaluation and consultation.

 

Local Counsel/ Case Coverage

Local Counsel/ Case Coverage

If you need an attorney to appear in Kankakee, Cook, or Will County, we provide case coverage and local counsel services for all three counties at a very competitive rate. Call our office and we’ll be happy to discuss arrangements for case coverage or appearing as local counsel.

 

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