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Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz

Personal injury Attorney at Itasca, IL

4.9   37 reviews

About Carol

Learn Carol’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    30%
    Denials of Long Term Disability Insurance Policies (ERISA). Helping people appeal their benefits once they have been denied.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Serious injuries by the fault of another including auto accidents; dog bites; trips, slips and falls; pedestrian accidents; bicycle accidents; motorcycle accidents; wrongful death, etc.

  3. Residential real estate
    30%
    Selling a house or buying your home in Chicago & the surrounding suburbs.

  4. Mediation
    10%
    Mediation for divorcing couples who are struggling to settle their divorce case and who are looking for help to both reduce litigation costs and move things along. Other disputes may also be mediated at our office.

Helping people in the areas of  personal injury, real estate, disability appeals (long term disability denials under ERISA) and mediation.  

Carol received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana with a major in psychology. During her years as an undergraduate, she also studied at University College London (England) and at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico). She continues to attend legal seminars to keep up with the ever changing legal trends. Carol is also a respected member of a national lawyer group which meets three to four times a year in the Washington DC area to discuss how to better serve the clients of small and solo law firms.

Carol was raised bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, offering full service in both languages. She understands not only the English and Spanish languages, but both cultures as well. She is married to a native of Chile and has two children.

Ms. Cadiz opened her own office nearly 20 years ago in the Chicago loop before moving her practice out the suburbs. ​Formerly a Partner at A. Traub & Cadiz in Lombard, Carol Cadiz is now in solo private practice with offices in Schaumburg and Itasca; serving Cook and the surrounding Chicago area counties. She is highly rated by her clients and other members of the legal community. The one thing that we hear over and over again is that she is very approachable, genuine, and easy to talk to.

From Carol "I love what I do and my philosophy is that the more you know about what is happening in your life, the better off you will be. I like to educate my clients about what is going on legally so that they can make good decisions for themselves, once they know all of the options that are available to them."

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Licensed for 26 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/20/2013

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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O'Connor Cadiz Law
550 E. Devon Avenue
Suite 160-A
Itasca, IL, 60143
O'Connor Cadiz Law
1821 Walden Office Square
Suite 400-A
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-4273
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Responsive and Helpful
I reached out to Carol to discuss the possibility of engaging her for a real estate transaction. She was incredibly responsive and helpful in detailing the process in Illinois. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing an attorney for a real estate closing in Illinois.
Posted by Ben | July 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth Closing
Carol Cadiz assisted me with a long distance home sale closing. There was an issue with an HOA and she did a great job finding a solution. She was a reliable and prompt communicator. She gave clear and concise instructions. She was knowledgeable and friendly. The closing itself went smoothly. I recommend using her services and would myself again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client!
Carol was great at handling all our needs. I liked that she was quick to respond to any of my questions or concerns. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Recommend Carol
Carol is a good listener and thoroughly thinks through your situation before recommending solutions. She has helped our family several times in situations where we needed legal advice. Both my wife and I recommend her.
Response from Carol Cadiz February 10, 2020
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Louise | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One great attorney
Carol was really easy to work with! She not only handled everything in a timely and efficient manner but fully explained what she was doing and why. I was very comfortable working with her since she was so patient In walking me through the paperwork that I needed to sign. Would I work with her again-Absolutely.
Response from Carol Cadiz February 4, 2020
Thank you for your kind words, Louise! Best wishes to you!
Posted by Flora | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney to work with for first time home sellers!
I had a fantastic experience with Carol as my closing agent on my recent home sale. As a first time seller, I was feeling quite nervous and stressed out about the whole process, but Carol made it easy for me by providing a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that even my experienced realtor marveled at how detailed and useful it is. Also really appreciated her timely responses and quick turnarounds to all my questions. Highly, highly recommend!!
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Posted by Joan | November 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Carol was excellent to work with, she kept us well informed and was very helpful! Looking forward to working with her again.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service!!!
Carol provided perhaps the best legal experience we have ever had. She always kept us up to date and always gave her honest assessment. Thank you Carol for your outstanding service. We will certainly be referring Carol's services to all our friends.
Response from Carol Cadiz October 24, 2019
Thank you for your kind words, I am very happy to know that I made a difference and provided a positive experience!
Posted by Janet | September 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate
Carol was great to work with. She was a true advocate and represented me well, I felt that I could trust that she had my best interests in mind every step of the way. She communicated in a timely manner and was very responsive. I would definitely seek her assistance again should a circumstance present itself in the future.
Posted by Pam | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buying a home
Carol made me feel well taken care of while we were buying our home. She always answered our emails and explained things clearly and patiently. We are also having Carol as our lawyer for selling our other house. I highly recommend her, she is great!
Response from Carol Cadiz September 28, 2019
Thank you, Pam! It was a pleasure to work with you and your husband. I look forward to helping you in the step of your journey!
Posted by K | May 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
Carol is one of THE best attorneys. She is very personable and highly experienced. Carol kept me informed throughout all and her communication was excellent. She explained everything to me. Plus, very thorough with my the paperwork and knew when there were errors with the other party's. I was extremely satisfied with her representation of me and negotiating skills. A +
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Response from Carol Cadiz May 22, 2019
Thank you so much, K. It was a pleasure to have represented you!
Posted by Gale | May 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior job
I have worked with Carol on 2 occasions and both times she was very responsive to my issues and questions. She found mistakes other attorneys did not. She is friendly and explains the process thoroughly. I would not hesitate to utilize her services again.
Response from Carol Cadiz May 22, 2019
Thank you, Gale. Your trust and repeat business means the world to me.
Posted by Dan | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t be better
Carol is tenacious, prompt, and thorough. She made my first time as a home buyer as comfortable as it could be.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast responses, patient and flexible times for meetings.
We located the right option for my Will, she educated me and we executed it. Fast, easy, and painless. Highly recommend.
Posted by Joe and Bridget | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
House Closing
Carol C. was good to work with from the first call till the last transaction closing. She returned calls and emails timely, gave good advice, educated my husband and I on the finer points of closing, shared articles and what to expect every step of the way. She was friendly, approachable and easy to work with. We never felt lost or out of control, for she was a soothing hand in a trying time. We were selling our home in Illinois (with her help), selling our home in central Florida (with another attorney there) and buying/closing on a new home in southern Florida (with yet a third attorney) and on top of this two different realtors for the two sales and a builder for the third home purchase. Carol was the best of all of them! thanks Carol....Joe and Bridget
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Posted by Cesar | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
Outstanding service! All the properties I've bought have been with Carol and I highly recommend her. She's on top of all the details and sincerely cares about her customers. She's looking out for your best interest while helping you get the property you are looking for.
Posted by Susan | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support
Carol O'Connor Cadiz was absolutely amazing in my representation for Child Support. To put it nicely she's a "Pit Bull" who works on your behalf, relentlessly going after all that is due in support of the minor child. Her guidance, knowledge of the law and support were beyond anything I had received in my prior legal interactions. I would highly recommend her and thankful for her assistance.
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Response from Carol Cadiz January 15, 2019
Thank you for your kind words, Susan. While I rarely, if ever, do child support cases anymore- I can honestly say that it was a pleasure to work on yours and get to know you better. I am glad that I was able to help you get what you are entitled to under the law. You are a terrific mom, don't you ever forget it!
Posted by Tim | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Condo Sale
In the summer of 2018 Carol helped tremendously with the sale of our Condo in Schaumburg. From our very first phone conversation to our closing she gave me a sense of confidence, comfort and support through the blizzard of details, seller negotiations and other normal stresses required to manage the sale. Her strong presence and attention to detail was especially appreciated since I wasn’t able to be local and hands-on as I reside in the state of New Jersey. She was also a major stress reliever in wrestling the final phase to closure when the buyer side commitment to a definitive closing date became unclear and drifting. Carol is a perfect client advocate and tireless partner. I highly recommend her services!
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Posted by Mike | July 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Town!
We used Carol for the Sale of our home and also the purchase of our New Construction Home. She was PHENOMENAL in ALL aspects of both transactions! She was Very thorough and explained everything thru!! Highly recommend!!
Posted by Mike | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A helpful and reliable attorney
I had previously met Carol in connection with the real estate closing of a friend and was impressed with her work. When the time came for my own home sale and closing, it was reassuring to already know who I wanted to represent me. Carol stayed on top of the details from start to finish, offered sound counsel, and responded quickly when I had questions. Would definitely hire her again.
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Response from Carol Cadiz June 24, 2018
Thank you very much, Mike. It was a pleasure working with you, too. I hope that you are doing well!
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • O'Connor Cadiz Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • A. Traub & Cadiz
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Widow saved by bankruptcy
  • wage garnishment stopped, all credit card debt was eliminated

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Latino Academic Scholarship
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 1994

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • GLM
  • Outreach to the Hispanic Community
  • 2019
  • GLM
  • Customer Service at Law Firms
  • 2018
  • GLM MM meeting in Herndon, Virginia
  • Business Development for Law Firms
  • 2017
  • Women Preparing for Divorce- Seminar
  • Women and Divorce
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (27)
Employee benefits Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Carol. She is a consummate professional, a zealous advocate, involved in her community, and an excellent, highly-skilled attorney. I recommend her without hesitation!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol is an amazing lawyer who really cares for her clients. She is very skilled and getting the most money for her clients. As a native Spanish speaker she is able to converse directly with any client who feels comfortable with a Spanish speaking attorney"
Real estate Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"Carol is a true professional who cares about making sure that her clients are well served. She will go above and beyond in making sure that every client receives the best possible outcome on their case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol is a strong advocate for her clients. Because of this, she will fight hard for your case. I endorse her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol has written informative books about the law that her clients have found to be very helpful in selecting a lawyer. I work with Carol in a professional lawyers group, she is very knowledgeable about bankruptcy as well as her other practice areas and also brings a warm and caring personality to her work which is uncommon among lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carol was an opposing counsel on a divorce matter. She represented her client well, while also professionally working towards a favorable resolution of the matter. She was not overly or unnecessarily contentious, and she instead worked towards finalizing the case, which was in both parties’ interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently completed a divorce case with Carol. I appreciated Carol's professionalism on this matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Carol for many years and not only dealt with her on our own case, but seen her in action on other cases. She is knowledgeable, thorough and an excellent advocate for her clients. Carol is bilingual and I would not hesitate in referring those that require a Spanish speaking attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are thinking about the tough road to divorce I highly recommend that you check out Carol and her information first. She is the author of a terrific book that will answer a lot of your questions before you go to any attorney for that initial consultation and meeting."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol is an enthusiastic and hard working lawyer who is dedicated to her clients. If you are facing the prospect of a divorce in Illinois, she has written two valuable consumer guides on divorce that are "must reads" and available for free on her website."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carol for almost ten years. She is a very ethical attorney who zealously represents her clients. I am happy to refer clients to her because I know that she will handle their case with care and skill."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Carol. I've had an opportunity to observe her in a complicated, hotly contested litigation where i was involved in a related matter. She doggedly pursued the outcome for her client. What was most impressive was that she was very creative in her approach which led to an excellent result. Her work ethic and preparation certainly helped but it was her "thinking outside the box" that deserves high praise."
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