DISCLAIMERS FOR MGL WEB SITE

Welcome to the web site of Means Gillis Law, PC.  Lawyer web sites have limited purposes.  The following disclaimers are important in understanding the limited purpose for which our firm posts information online.

No Attorney-Client Relationship Created by use of this Web Site.

Neither your receipt of information from this web site nor your use of this web site to contact Means Gillis Law, PC (hereinafter sometimes referred to as “The Firm”) or one of its lawyers creates an attorney-client relationship between you and The Firm.  You will become a client of The Firm only if and when you sign an engagement agreement or retainer agreement setting forth the scope of The Firm’s engagement/representation, the fee arrangement and other relevant matters.  As a matter of policy, The Firm does not accept a new client without first researching any possible conflicts of interest in obtaining a signed letter of engagement/representation.  For example, The Firm may already represent another party involved in your matter.

No Confidentiality.

You may not use this web site to provide confidential information about a legal matter of yours to The Firm.  Your use of this web site does not make you a client of The Firm or even a prospective client of The Firm.  If you have confidential information that you would like to give to any lawyer or The Firm, please communicate with one of The Firm’s lawyers in person or by telephone – not by filling in any form on this web site or by sending an unsolicited email to The Firm or any of its lawyers.

No Legal Advice Intended.

This web site includes general information about legal issues and developments in the law.  Such material are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments.  These informational materials are not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances.  You need to contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice of specific legal issues and problems.

No Intent to Refer Matters to Other Firms. 

Unless otherwise expressly stated on a particular page of The Firm’s web site, The Firm intends to act and primary counsel in representing clients who retain The Firm.

Photographs.

All photographs of this web site are actual lawyers, employees and/or clients of The Firm unless otherwise noted.  There is no intention to utilize actors on The Firm’s web site.

Cost of Web Site. 

The cost of this web site is paid by The Firm and not by any other lawyer or firm.

No Guarantee of Results. 

Some of the case summaries, reports of past results and individual lawyer biographies on this web site describe past matters handled for clients of The Firm.  These descriptions are meant only to provide information to the public about the activities and experience of our lawyers.  They are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar result can be obtained in every matter undertaken by our lawyers.  You must not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you.  The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors – including the specific factual and legal circumstances, the ability of opposing counsel, and, often, unexpected developments beyond the control of any client or lawyer.

No Claim of Expertise or Board Certification. 

This web site lists areas in which lawyers of The Firm practice.  In doing so, no firm lawyer makes a claim of “expertise”, “specialization” or “board certification”.  Any lawyers of The Firm who are properly certified by a lawyer organization or the State Bar Association in a practice area have so indicated in their biographies.

IRS Circular 230 Notice.

In accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements, this is to inform you that any information on this web site that could be construed as United States tax advice is not written or intended to be used, and cannot be used, for purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed on this web site.

Links to Third Party Web Sites. 

As a convenience, this web site may provide links to areas third party web sites.  Such linked web sites are not under the control of The Firm, and The Firm assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the contents of such web sites.

Authorized Practice of Law.

The jurisdiction in which each of The Firm’s lawyers are licensed to practice are noted on each lawyer’s biography on this web site.  The ability of any firm lawyer to engage in any activity for a client outside of that lawyer’s states of licensure is subject to state statutes, professional standards and court rules.  The Firm does not seek, and this web site is not intended to solicit, legal engagements and jurisdiction out of our lawyers’ states of licensure when such engagements would constitute the unauthorized practice of law in any jurisdiction.  Under special circumstances, a firm lawyer may obtain permission to handle a case in a jurisdiction outside of the lawyer’s state of licensure.  Please discuss any such matter with the lawyer for clarification.

Responsible Lawyer.

The Firm is responsible for the contents of this web site.

Bona Fide Office.

The Firm operates a bona fide office at the address noted in the web site.

All Rights Reserved. 

You may download and print out any part of this web site for your own personal, non?commercial use.  Any other reproduction or retransmission of the contents of this web site without our prior written consent is prohibited.

Alabama State Bar Disclaimer.

Alabama State Bar, Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2(e) requires the following language in any attorney communication:  No representation was made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by the lawyers.

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Job Number: 15164-001

Date: 06/13/2015

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