The eviction attorneys at Reda | Ciprian | Magnone, LLC represent residential landlords in the eviction process in lawsuits brought under the Illinois Eviction Act (formerly the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act) in Cook County (for more information on the geographic courthouses where we will go for an eviction action, please see this post). The eviction 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 $295 per hour.
Each case is different. We generally bill evictions hourly at a rate of $260 per hour but a portion of our fees are a “fixed fee portion” of $575 (plus costs) for the following parts of our service: 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 $260 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 of $1500 and signed engagement letter in order for us to begin work on an eviction 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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