The eviction attorneys at Reda | Ciprian | Magnone, LLC represent residential landlords in eviction lawsuits brought under the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act in Cook County (for more information on where we will go, please see this post). The process can be a complex and highly technical one. The assistance of an Illinois attorney experienced in the landlord tenant eviction practice can be a valuable asset to a beleaguered landlord! While the bulk of our eviction cases are for Chicago properties, we handle plenty of evictions in the suburbs as well.
The best place to start to learn lots of information about the Illinois eviction process and forcible entry and detainer cases is this website and our sister site located at www.illinois-attorney.com.
To find out more about how to get this process started, please feel free to contact us or call Richard Magnone or one of our eviction attorney associates, Ian Fidler or Christine Travers at 773-399-1122.
The majority of residential eviction cases we handle are in Cook County, and depending on our caseload, we also sometimes handle cases in Lake and DuPage County. We do charge a fee for in-office and telephone consultations, however, we are always happy to spend five minutes on the phone at no charge to get to know you and your situation to see if we might be a match to work together and to explain our services and fees (we do not provide legal advice during such a call). Consultations are by appointment only and are billed at our hourly rate of $250 per hour.
Each case is different, but generally we charge a fixed fee of $575 (plus costs) for the initial preparation of summons and complaint, tracking service of process, making contact to update the landlord client on the results of service of process, preparing for court, and making the initial court appearance. Any other work is billed at an hourly rate of $250 per hour. (please note, commercial evictions and some other evictions such as eviction for probate estates are performed on a different, greater hourly basis – be sure to call for a price quote) Clerk time is billed at $85 per hour. In addition, clients pay all court costs, service of process fees, clerking fees, and other costs. We require an advance payment retainer and signed engagement letter to begin work on a case. That lets us know that we have a client and it lets our client’s know that they have an eviction attorney!
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