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This website is not intended for soliciting clients and does not propose any type of such transaction. The determination of whether you require legal services and your choice of which lawyer to retain are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisements.
YOU ARE NOT RETAINING AN ATTORNEY
I understand and agree that submitting information through the internet, or submitting information through the web page to Peterson & Associates, P.C. and/or any other associated counsel constitutes a request for legal advice and that I am not forming an attorney-client relationship by submitting this request or forwarding information over the internet. I understand that I may only retain an attorney by entering into a written fee agreement, and that I am not doing so at this time. No attorney-client relationship will be formed unless and until I execute such an agreement. Peterson & Associates, P.C. will attempt to respond to any information you submit, but unless we do so and you thereafter enter into a written agreement to be provided with legal representation or legal advice, you are not retaining Peterson & Associates, P.C. or any attorney associated with Peterson & Associates, P.C., or relying upon the submission of information in any way. I agree that any information I may receive in response to information I submit over the internet or in verbal communications with any representatives of Peterson & Associates, P.C. is general information and I will not be charged for any response at this time. I further understand that the law for each state may vary, and therefore I will not rely upon this information as legal advice.
STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS MAY BAR YOUR CLAIM(S)
I understand that statutes of limitations are running and that when they expire I will be precluded from pursuing any claims I may have. Peterson & Associates, P.C. is not providing any legal advice as to when these statutes began running or when their deadlines may expire. I understand that I should seek legal advice immediately from other than Peterson & Associates, P.C. if I believe the time for pursuing any of my claims may be near its expiration.
PETERSON & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ASSUMES NO LIABILITY
Under no circumstances shall Peterson & Associates, P.C. or any other party involved in the creation, production or hosting of this website be liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind related to or allegedly arising from your use of or access to this website. Moreover, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is not responsible for the contents of any links to or contents of other websites.
PETERSON & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY ASSOCIATE WITH OR CONSULT OTHER ATTORNEYS
Peterson & Associates, P.C., is a law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. It has attorneys licensed in the states of Missouri and Kansas. It has relationships with law firms in most other states. I understand that in evaluating any potential claim, Peterson & Associates, P.C. may discuss details of my claims with co-counsel, associated counsel or other attorneys with whom we anticipate working with or who handle similar claims. I specifically authorize discussion of intimate details of any potential claim I may have, including disclosure of medical information and other personal or potentially privileged information. Since this matter may require advice regarding the laws of my home state, I further agree that local counsel may be contacted by Peterson & Associates, P.C. for referral of this matter.
STATE SPECIFIC DISCLAIMERS
I understand that various State Supreme Courts and the Bar Associations of most states do not review or approve specialist designations. Certain states, such as Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Oregon, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming require specific disclaimers, which are listed below.
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.
Colorado: Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.
Florida: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.
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. The following is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa:
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
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. 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.
The filing of a claim or suit solely to coerce a settlement or to harass another could be illegal and could render the person so filing liable for malicious prosecution or abuse of process.
Mississippi: The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Missouri: Past results afford no guarantee of future results and each case is different and is judged on its own merits. Some cases result in no recovery. Costs and expenses will be advanced and reimbursed to us only if you recover. You have no liability for costs or expenses unless a court directs. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Some matters may be referred to other lawyers. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Nevada: The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.
New Mexico: LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT
Tennessee: None of the attorneys in this firm are certified as a Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Estate Planning or Elder Law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification as a specialist in all other listed areas is not currently available in Tennessee.
Texas: Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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.