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Attorney Directory Disclosures/Disclaimers
ESADoggy’s Attorney Directory is a PAID ADVERTISEMENT. The Attorney Directory is not a lawyer-referral service, pre-paid legal plan, legal-services organization or advertising cooperative. The Attorney Directory is not endorsed, approved or recommended by any State bar association. Attorneys pay a fee to be listed in the Attorney Directory.
The attorneys listed in the ESAD Attorney Directory of lawyers may have paid a fee to be listed. The list of attorneys that appears on the screen in response to your search does not identify every attorney authorized to practice law in the practice area or ZIP code you select and is only a list of those Attorneys or law firms that have specifically agreed to be listed in the ESAD Attorney Directory.
ESAD sells advertising in the Attorney Directory in tiers. The attorneys pay varying amounts for each tier. The greater the amount paid by an attorney, the more prominent his or her listing may be in the results of your search. ESAD limits the number of attorneys in each tier. The attorneys who pay the highest fees are normally listed at the top of the screen that displays search results. Five (5) attorneys may purchase a listing in the top tier. The attorneys who pay the second highest fees are listed after the attorneys in the top tier. Ten (10) attorneys may purchase listings in the second tier.
ESAD makes no representation that attorneys listed at the top are superior in experience or qualifications to other attorneys listed. You should not determine which attorney you select based on the tier in which he or she is listed or the prominence of his or her contact information in your search results.
The decision to hire or engage the services of an attorney should not be based only on the information contained in this advertisement. Any decision regarding which attorney to engage should be based on an independent investigation of all facts and circumstances that you deem relevant in making the decision.
You are not required to retain an attorney who meets your search criteria. ESAD will never refer you to a specific attorney or service. You have complete discretion in deciding which attorney to retain, if any. Your selection of an attorney shall be your sole responsibility and ESAD shall not have any liability related to your selection or the results of representation you may procure. It is entirely your responsibility to make sure that the terms with which you engage an attorney listed in the Attorney Directory are acceptable to you. The Attorney Directory shall not share in any legal fees paid or payable by you to a listed attorney except as may be permissible by law or statute.
ESAD makes no promise, warranty or other guarantee about the completeness, accuracy or truthfulness of the attorney information contained in the ESAD Attorney Directory. The information in the Attorney Directory, including, but not limited to, each listed attorney’s contact information and areas of practice is provided and based on representations by, and is the responsibility of, the individual attorney or law firm. At the time an attorney submits an application to be listed in the Attorney Directory, the attorney must represent that he or she is a member in good standing in the State(s) in which he or she is admitted to practice law. ESAD does not independently verify the attorneys’ representations and shall not be responsible for subsequent changes to an attorney’s status which are not reported to the ESAD Attorney Directory.
ESAD does not recommend or endorse any listed attorney and/or the services he or she provides. ESAD also does not guarantee or make any representations regarding the competence, integrity, honesty or trustworthiness of, the qualifications of, the quality of advice provided by or the ability or suitability of any attorney.
The fact that an attorney has indicated in the ESAD Attorney Directory that he or she practices law in one or more areas of practice is not intended to imply or constitute a representation that such attorney is an expert, board certified, or more competent than any other attorney in that practice area. In addition, such an indication also does not mean that the attorney is a specialist in such practice area, possesses specialized knowledge in such practice area, or has been certified by any State bar association or any other organization as a specialist or expert in such practice area.
The listed attorneys are not employed or screened by ESADoggy. The fact that an attorney is listed in the ESAD Attorney Directory is not intended to imply and should not be interpreted to mean that such attorney is more capable or more qualified than any attorney not listed in the ESAD Attorney Directory.
The above disclaimers apply to all attorney listings that appear as sponsored links or featured attorney listings on pages in our Legal Information Center or elsewhere on ESAD sites.
You shall utilize all ESAD sites at your own risk. ESAD makes no representation regarding the attorneys or other resources on the ESAD sites. ESAD does not guarantee the likelihood that you will find an attorney or other relevant or satisfactory information through the ESAD sites.
ESAD is not a law firm, does not render legal services and does not intend to hold itself out as a law firm. ESAD or the use thereof does not establish an attorney–client relationship. Also, ESAD will not interfere with or influence your choice of attorney and will not have the ability to, nor will it, influence or affect any relationship between you and any attorney you choose to retain or with whom you choose to communicate. All communications between you and an attorney should not be shared with any person representing or employed by ESADoggy.
The information contained in ESAD sites does not, and shall not be construed to, constitute legal advice. The effectiveness of any legal advice rendered by an attorney should depend on the attorney’s familiarity with the underlying facts; thus, nothing provided in any ESAD site should be considered a substitute for the informed advice of an attorney. ESAD also will not advise you on legal issues.
ESAD is not and shall not be liable for any claim, loss, cost or liability that arises out of or relates to your use of the ESAD sites or any attorney who provides or fails to provide legal services to you, the provision by an attorney of false or misleading information to ESAD or the failure of an attorney to meet his or her responsibilities under the rules and regulations of the State(s) in which the attorney is licensed to practice law.
ESAD fully disclaims any and all liability directly or indirectly arising out of, or relating to the information contained in, the use of, or the services available through the ESAD sites, or for the results or consequences of any representation of you by an attorney listed in the ESAD Attorney Directory or elsewhere on any ESAD site.
ESAD makes no representations or warranties in relation to the articles, guidelines, informational videos or other information offered via the ESAD sites. The information is provided to the general public and is not intended to be directed at any specific legal issue. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. We recommend that you consult with an attorney if you want assurances that the information provided is appropriate for your particular and unique situation.
ESAD takes reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained on the website and in all forms and documents is accurate, but does not make any guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information provided on the website. The law changes rapidly, varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and is subject to varying interpretations by legal professionals and courts. Also, general information provided on ESAD sites in addition to forms and documents available for purchase, may not fit every circumstance; ESAD cannot guarantee that the information provided on the ESAD sites fits your particular circumstances and needs.
ESAD does not review or analyze specific legal issues and cannot assist you with the resolution of your unique legal issue. ESAD does not select legal forms or documents for you or assess which legal form or document is most appropriate for your situation. ESAD does not prepare legal documents or assist you in the preparation of legal documents. ESAD does not provide legal advice relative to proceedings in court.
ESAD contains Internet links to other resources and businesses. Those links are provided to help you identify other Internet resources that may be of interest to you but are not intended to state or imply that ESAD endorses, is affiliated with or related to, verifies the accuracy or completeness of the content of, or sponsors these other websites.
ESAD in no way represents that these other websites contain accurate, complete or useful information.
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.
Alaska: The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations.
Connecticut: The ESAD Attorney Directory does not recommend the attorneys listed. The attorneys are not listed based on their expertise. Only attorneys who have subscribed and paid a fee are included in the ESAD Attorney Directory.
Delaware: The listing of areas of practice does not represent official certification as a specialist in those areas.
Florida: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide to hire the lawyer, ask that lawyer for written information about that lawyer’s qualifications and experience. A Florida lawyer will furnish to a potential client upon request: (1) a factual statement detailing the background, training and experience of each lawyer or the law firm; and (2) written information setting forth the factual details of the lawyer’s experience, expertise, background and training in such matters if the lawyer limits his or her practice to special types of cases or clients.
Kentucky: COURT COSTS AND CASE EXPENSES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT.
Illinois: The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and a certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to the practice of law in Illinois.
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 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 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.
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. This notice is required by the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Kansas: Any attorney listings or other information pertaining to a particular attorney or law firm on this site constitutes a paid attorney advertisement and does not in any way constitute a referral or endorsement by an approved or authorized lawyer-referral service.
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.
Mississippi: Attorneys should provide free background information upon request. Background information includes a factual statement detailing the background, training and experience of each lawyer or law firm. If the lawyer or law firm claims special expertise in the representation of clients in special matters or limits the lawyer’s or law firm’s practice to special types of cases or clients, the written information shall set forth the factual details of the lawyer’s experience, expertise, background and training in such matters.
Missouri: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Nebraska: The listings of lawyers and law firms under the categorized areas of practice are not representations that those listed are specialists or certified in those areas of practice.
Nevada: A lawyer must have available in written form for delivery to any potential client a factual statement detailing his or her background, training and experience. The form must contain the lawyer’s full name and business address, date and jurisdiction for initial admission to practice, date and jurisdiction of each subsequent admission to practice, and name of law school and year of graduation. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability.
New Jersey: ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT, NOT A LAWYER-REFERRAL SERVICE. All attorney listings are a paid attorney advertisement and do not in any way constitute a referral or endorsement by an approved or authorized lawyer-referral service. 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.
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.
New York: Each lawyer must have available a written statement describing the scope of each advertised service and deliver the same to a client at the time he or she is retained to provide such service.
Oklahoma: This is an advertisement.
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 that area of law.
South Dakota: The fixed fees identified for specific legal services will be available only to a client seeking the specific services described.
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 in the ESAD Attorney Directory.
Texas: Unless otherwise indicated, the attorneys licensed in Texas are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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 practice or qualifications as a lawyer or in any sub-specialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.
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.