The Law Offices of David R. Gervais

Welcome to the virtual home of The Law Offices of David R. Gervais, a general practice firm concentrating in family, criminal, juvenile, probate, and commercial law.

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Firm Overview

We pride ourselves on offering professional, courteous legal representation and advice to our clients in McHenry, Lake, and Kane county, Illinois.

We also represent clients in real estate, corporate and other legal matters. If you have a question or issue requiring legal expertise or representation, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Located in Crystal Lake, Illinois near scenic Veteran Acres Park, we would like to put our combined legal experience to work for you. Thank you for visiting our site.

A Welcome Message from David R. Gervais

People often consult an attorney to solve a problem, and when those problems involve domestic relations, or a brush with the law, it can be a stressful, frustrating, and even frightening time. It is during these trying experiences when I think of our firm as more than an office or a place to conduct business. We are an integral part of the community and a trusted resource for people in need of clarity, objectivity, and professional advice and assistance. We appreciate how intimidating the legal system can appear to people who do not work within it every day, and we provide the best legal representation possible in order to remove some of that stress and worry from our clients' lives.

One of the most gratifying aspects of practicing law is hearing from clients long after our legal representation has ended. Our firm works to establish long-term relationships with clients who return to us to handle their personal legal matters and also recommend us to family and friends. I am proud of our favorable reputation in our community, and strive to maintain that reputation. To achieve this, it is my goal to not only provide the best legal representation available, but also to earn your trust in the skill and experience of The Law Offices of David R. Gervais.
Main Office

Main Office
4 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake  IL  60014

Phone
  • 815-459-2844
Family
The law offices of David R. Gervais will represent your family legal matters.
Divorce
Post-Decree
Parentage
Removal
Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Orders of Protection
Restraining Orders
Stalking/No Contact Orders
Custody
Adoptions

David R. Gervais

David is the principal attorney and founder of The Law Offices of David R. Gervais. He has practiced law for nearly 30 years, representing individuals and families with their personal legal needs.

David graduated Bucknell University with a B.A. in philosophy. He then received a Juris Doctorate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1981, and was Phi Alpha Delta. He was admitted to the Illinois bar and is a member of the McHenry County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

David has been Commissioner and Past President of the Cary Park District, a Life Member and Past President of the McHenry County Historical Society, and is the current Commissioner and Past President of the McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission. He grew up in Crystal Lake and graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School, and he and his wife raised their three children in McHenry County. David enjoys spending time outdoors and is actively involved with local issues, including politics, historic preservation and conservation.
Education
  • Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Kelly E. Hughes

Kelly E. Hughes (formerly Vaclavek) was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2007. She received a B.A. in communication arts and sciences with an emphasis on communicative theories from DePauw University. She attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

Kelly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the McHenry County Bar Association. The mother of two sons, Kelly has lived in McHenry County for seven years. Her interest in both gardening and photography often inspire her to photograph the many flowers in the gardens maintained at the Law Offices.

Kelly's practice areas include Family Law, Divorce and Criminal Law.

William J. Bligh

Bill graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Government (now Political Science). After working for three years, Bill returned to law school and graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He then moved to Chicago before settling with his wife in McHenry County more than ten years ago. He is a member of the Criminal Law and Family Law subsections of the McHenry County Bar Association, and is the former Secretary/Treasurer of the Criminal Law subsection. In addition, he is a past Director of the McHenry County Historical Society. An intermittent cyclist and runner, Bill loves attending his son's soccer games and being outside. A former felony narcotics prosecutor, Bill practices criminal, civil and divorce law.

Thomas J. Leahy

Thomas attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating with a B.S. in business administration. He then graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and was admitted to the Illinois bar. He is member and past president of the McHenry County Bar Association and a current member of the Family Law section of the McHenry County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Thomas was also a trustee of McHenry County College from 1973-76.

Thomas grew up on a farm in McHenry County and attended Marion Central High School. He met his wife, Jody shortly after she was on the homecoming court at Crystal Lake Central High School and together, they raised a daughter and son in Crystal Lake. Thomas learned to sail during a storm on Crystal Lake and still goes sailing with the same group of friends on Lake Superior.

Thomas' practice areas include family law, divorce and civil litigation.
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