Ethical Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

No law firm's website would be complete without a legal disclaimer. In a perfect world, perhaps it would not be necessary, but in a perfect world no one would need a lawyer either. Accepting these terms and conditions is a condition to visiting and responding to this website.

We try to provide useful information and try not to use too much gobbldygook and "lawyer talk." But that is a common occupational hazard, so please forgive us if this disclaimer falls short of that simple goal. 

THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT

Your decision on the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. Certainly such a decision should not be based on TV ads, billboards and bus placards. Before you decide, review the written information about qualifications and experience.

Remember the obvious fact that this website has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to be regarded as legal or medical advice. No information posted here is intended to constitute legal advice or to form an attorney-client relationship. We intend for this website to provide interesting information to visitors and function as the equivalent of a seminar attended by lawyers and lay people. 

This website is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and reasonably up-to-date. However, statutes and court decisions change must faster than we update this website. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of posted information, especially as it relates to individual situations. 

We intend to respond to all inquiries from potential clients who have matters of substance within our area of practice. However, there is no assurance that all queries will get a response. 

Neither the receipt nor the distribution of materials, including the use of electronic mail, fax or telephone communications, shall constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship. An actual attorney-client relationship will be formed with an attorney only upon the execution and delivery of an attorney employment agreement in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the satisfaction of the conditions contained therein. Any attorney employment agreement that may result from communication initiated through this web site, shall be made only upon acceptance by the attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, and shall be subject only to the laws of the State of Georgia.

We are located and admitted to practice law only in Georgia (USA). We do not seek or accept employment in cases not legitimately related to or arising in Georgia, or in other states pursuant to any applicable multijurisdictional practice rules that may have been adopted in a particular jurisdiction reciprocal with the Georgia multijurisdictional practice rules, or in association with local counsel and compliance with  pro hac vice admission requirements under the laws and court rules of the other state or Federal court. 

The owner of this web site will not accept referrals for employment from unregistered referral services.

The information provided in this website is not intended to create any unjustified expectation about results that the lawyer providing the information can achieve, or to make any comparison between this lawyer's services or qualifications and those of any other lawyer.

No Internet domain name or caption on any page within this website, or listed in any directory or search engine, is intended to constitute practice of law under a trade name.

The State Bar of Georgia does not now certify specialists in any field of law. However, it is permissible to reveal a specialized area of practice, certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and that the practice of the attorney providing the information in this web site is limited to the areas covered herein.

The attorney providing this information normally represents clients in personal injury, wrongful death and insurance cases, very selectively, on a contingent fee basis, charging only a percentage of the amount of money ultimately recovered for the client, and often advancing the expenses of litigation. In that regard, it is necessary to make the following disclosure:

"Contingent attorneys' fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in al types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. 'No fee unless you win' or similar language refers only to fees charged by the attorney. Such contingent fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client."

Links are provided for your enjoyment and no endorsement should be inferred therefrom. The owner does not intend links on the Web site to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. No one shall be entitled to claim detrimental reliance on any views, opinions, links, forms, or models provided or expressed herein, or upon any publication purchased by link from this site to any other web site, or to claim that there is a duty to update information provided in this web site, or answers or materials provided, or to use care to protect the interests of the recipient.

You should not rely on any statements found here (or those in any other web site) for legal advice, and should always confirm such information with your lawyers, who should be responsible for taking whatever steps are necessary to check all information and personally assuring that the advice they provide is based on accurate and complete information and research from any available sources.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Memberships and offices in legal organizations, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.

The mere listing of any area of practice does not indicate any certification or expertise therein. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.

While we will seek to protect the confidentiality of communications we receive by e-mail, there is no such thing as perfect security. The dominant view today is that the expectation of privacy in unencrypted email as comparable to the expectation of privacy in mail and telephone communication. However, it is possible that a court in some jurisdiction could hold, contrary to the current trend, that the use of unencrypted e-mail constitutes a waiver of confidentiality. Moreover, there is no such thing as perfect security in any means of communication. Moreover, while  unlikely, it is possible for email messages to go astray and fall into the wrong hands.  Therefore, each person should take responsibility for exercising prudence and discretion regarding the use of email for sensitive communications.