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The materials in this web site have been provided by Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com  for general informational purposes only and are not legal advice. None of the information at this web site is intended to constitute, nor does it constitute, legal advice, and none of the information necessarily reflects the opinions of Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com , or any listed attorneys or advertisers. This information is not intended to create any relationship between Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com and the recipient. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or current. Testimonials on this site may have been given compensation.

Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com  is not a referral service and does not make any recommendations or suggestions as to how to use any attorney services or any information regarding services, including addresses, phone numbers, emails, web sites or any other method of contacting an attorney, contained in any of the Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com  web pages. You agree that use of the information on this site are at your own risk and you should always check with you local and state bar associations to insure that the attorney(s) are in good standing and adhere to the professional code of conduct.

We make no warranty, express or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information at this Web site or at any other web site to which this site is linked. If you use any links to web sites not maintained by us, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the contents or availability of any linked sites. These links are provided only as a convenience to the recipient. Neither the transmission nor receipt of web site information will create an attorney-client or visitor-client relationship between sender and receiver. The materials contained herein are general in nature and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances.

We do not undertake to update any materials in our web site to reflect subsequent legal or other developments.  Internet subscribers and online readers should not act on this information without seeking professional counsel. Reading the information at this web site cannot form an attorney-client relationship or a visitor-client relationship with us.

Under no circumstances shall Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com, or any other party involved in creation, production or delivery of this web site be liable to you or any other person for any damages of any kind arising from your access to, or use of, this web site.

You should not act or rely on any information at this web site without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of an attorney are very important matters that should not be based on web sites or advertisements. Any information that you send us in an e-mail message is not confidential or privileged, and sending us an e-mail message will not make you a client in any way of Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com.

Do You Sue and DoYouSue.com try to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in compiling this web site. To the extent that the professional responsibility rules of any jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office responsible for this Web site Florida.

Trademarks and/or Patents

Defect lawyers and DoYouSue.com are exclusive marks and logos, and they are the sole property of Do You Sue.   These marks may not be used, re-printed, or displayed without the express written consent of Do You Sue. Furthermore, all of the content of this site with the exception of external links are the sole property of Do You Sue, and DoYouSue.com and may not be copied, downloaded, used to create a database, transmitted to any third party except by use of approved hyperlinks.

Usage by Children under 13

This website is not for use by children under the age of 13.  Since we cannot stop children from coming to the site, we rely upon parents, guardians and those responsible for the supervision of children under 13.  We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information on any child under 13 years of age.

Jurisdiction

This site is for use in the United States and its’ territories.  All users who access the site agree that the Federal and State laws of Florida shall govern any dispute, including any disputes that may arise from issues relating to privacy as specified in our Privacy Policy.  Jurisdiction for use of our partner sites shall be at the determination of the partner site.

Attorneys posting Banner Ads on this website agree to the following:

  • You are in good standing with the State Bar Association in the state in which you practice law.
  • The information posted on your profile is accurate.
  • You will not post anything on your profile that violates the rules of your State Bar Association.
  • You are currently practicing law in the areas that you state on your profile.
  • You have never been disciplined and/or disbarred by any Bar Association.

Certain features of this site require a user account. You will be given or choose a unique user name and password. Use of your username and password by more than one person is prohibited. By establishing a user account, you agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself including a verifiable email address. You agree that you have effectively “opted in” to our email marketing systems, including that of The United States Bar Association (www.unitedstatesbar.org) our marketing partner, and you will use your account in compliance with all of the terms of use of our site, and you will notify us of any unauthorized use of your account by contacting [email protected]

All banner ads have a recurring payment feature. Monthly subscriptions will be charged to your credit card each month following the date of your posting a banner ad. You may cancel your recurring charge at any time with 30 days’ notice to [email protected]. Monthly subscriptions rates may be subject to change at any time with 30 days’ notice to the subscriber. Annual subscriptions provide additional savings and guarantee the rate for 1 year. Annual subscriptions may be cancelled 30 days prior to the renewal date for the following year, but are non-cancellable for the year paid.

DoYouSue.com reserves the right to approve and/or remove any advertising. All advertising must be truthful, and conform to any rules and regulations of the state(s) and governing associations. Any ad containing unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, or which may restrict or inhibit the use of the website and/or any of the Content by any person or which constitutes or encourages conduct that may be considered a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability;false advertising, profanity, or not in compliance with the rules and regulations for that ad is strictly prohibited and will be removed.

Subscribers to banner ads agree that these are paid advertisements and may be shown as such on DoYouSue.com

Individual State Advertising Disclaimers

Several states have individual rules that govern an attorney’s advertising rights and representation through any advertising vehicle. When viewing any listing or information relevant to any attorney in any of the Legal Consumer Guide websites, please consider the following guidelines as set forth by each state.

Alabama
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.
Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(e) (1997).

Alaska
The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations.
Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(a)(2) (1998).

Florida
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Florida Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4-7.2(d).

Hawaii
There is no procedure for review or approval of specialist certification organizations in Hawaii.
Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c) (1997).

Illinois
The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c)(2) (1997).

Iowa
The determination of 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. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice does not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, 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.
This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

Massachusetts
If a Massachusetts lawyer holds himself or herself out as “certified” in a particular service, field or area of law by a non-governmental body, the certifying organization is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
See Massachusetts Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-105(B) (1997).

Mississippi
The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.
The listing of any area of practice by a Mississippi attorney does not indicate any certification of expertise therein.
See Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(d), Rule 7.4(a), Rule 7.6(a) (1997).

Missouri
Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1997).

Nevada
Neither the state bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability.
Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 198 (1997).

New Jersey
Any certification as a specialist, or any certification in a field of practice, that does not state that such certification has been granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or by an organization that has been approved by the American Bar Association, indicates that the certifying organization has not been approved, or has been denied approval, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the American Bar Association.
See New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(b) (1997).

New Mexico
Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also recognized by the board as a specialist in that area of law.
See New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 16-704(D) (1997).

Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.
Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1998).

Tennessee
Unless otherwise indicated, Tennessee attorneys are not certified as specialists by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.
See Tennessee Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-101(C)(3) (1998).

Texas
Unless otherwise indicated, Texas attorneys are Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.
See Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.04(b)(3) (1999).

Washington
The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award, or recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington attorney to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or qualifications in any subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.
See Washington Rules of Professional Responsibility Rule 7.4(b) (1997).

Wyoming
The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.
Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law Rule 7.4 (1997).

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