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The law differs in every jurisdiction, and you should not rely on any opinion except that of an attorney you have retained, who has a professional duty to advise you after being fully informed of all the pertinent facts, and who is licensed in the applicable state, and is familiar with the applicable law. Internet subscribers and online readers should seek professional counsel about their legal rights and remedies. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information found on this website. Any actions or decisions about your legal rights should be based on the particular facts and circumstances of your situation, and appropriate legal advice from an attorney. The Firm expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based upon any information or other contents of this site.
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Any information sent to the Firm via Internet e-mail or through the website is not secure and is done on a non-confidential basis. The Firm respects the privacy of any person who contacts our Firm, and we will make reasonable efforts to keep information confidentially internally, but because of the nature of Internet communications and the absence of an attorney/client relationship, we cannot promise or guarantee confidentiality.
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The Firm may periodically change, remove, or add the material in this website without notice. This material may contain technical or typographical errors. The Firm does not guarantee its accuracy, completeness or suitability. The Firm assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the contents of this website. Your use of this website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall the Firm or any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this website be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind arising from your access to, or use of, this website.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FIRM BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATING TO THIS MATERIAL, FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY OTHER LINKED WEBSITE.
The Firm and Certain Relationships
Emerson Firm, PLLC (“ES”) lawyers are licensed to practice law only within the states of Arkansas, Texas, and Washington, but we affiliate or form relationships with lawyers throughout the United States that ES has determined, in the professional judgment of its principals, to be experienced in litigation matters in various practice areas. Inquiries submitted through this website, as well as all initial consultations, are responded to by ES through its attorneys and/or representatives.
Initial consultations are provided free of cost, and upon agreement with the potential client and in the sole discretion of ES, ES will enter into a contract for legal services with the potential client which describes in writing the fee charged for a particular engagement, as well as other terms of the representation, including disclosure that affiliated attorneys may be associated to participate in the representation. If known, the identity of any affiliated attorney or law firm that will have a role in the representation may be included in the contract.
All personal injury and class action matters are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a client pays no fees or costs unless a recovery is obtained on the client’s behalf. Fees paid in the event of a recovery are a percentage of the total recovery and are intended to be in accordance with standards in the legal services industry and, where applicable, state rules of professional responsibility. The use of affiliated attorneys or law firms does not increase the contingency fee percentage, although other factors may increase the fee.
ES reserves the right to not respond to inquiries on this website and may, at its discretion, refer inquiries to other attorneys or law firms without an initial response. In such instances, ES makes no representation regarding the ability of the responding attorney to represent the potential client in accordance with applicable standards of care. ES may or may not decide to associate as counsel on such cases.
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The laws of each state are different. This website may contain information about general or common rules that apply in some states. This website may also contain information about verdicts or settlements in past cases. You cannot assume that the same rules apply, or that the same result would occur, in your state or any particular state or case.
Statutes of limitations are especially important. Every state has laws called the “statute of limitations” which set a deadline to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit filed too late may be thrown out, regardless of the defendant’s fault or the severity of the injuries. Some states have a three-year period for negligence injury claims; the time period in other states may be longer or shorter. Because investigation and research is needed to identify all possible defendants and theories of recovery, if you have an accident or injury, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible.
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The Firm has tried to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in creating this website. We welcome comments about our compliance with applicable rules and will update the site as warranted, upon learning of any new or different requirements. We only want to represent clients based on their review of this website if it complies with all legal or ethical requirements.
To the extent that the professional responsibility rules of any jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or an attorney responsible for this website, Emerson Firm, PLLC designates its office located at 700 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 and attorney John Emerson.
State Advertising Disclosures
Because some material on this website may be found to constitute attorney advertising, and because this website may be viewed from anywhere in the United States, particular disclosures may be required by the rules of some states. To the extent applicable, the Companies adopt and make the following disclosures:
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. This disclosure 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.
Kentucky and Oregon: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
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Missouri: 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 Jersey: ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT — NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE. Before making your choice of an attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision.
New Mexico: LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT.
New York: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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.
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Information from Children: The Firm does not direct their websites to children under thirteen (13) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian about the use of this website.
Monitoring, Enforcement, and Legal Requests: The Firm is not obligated to monitor this website or its use, or to retain the content of any user session; however, the Firm reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. We may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect our service, website, clients, potential clients, or others.
How We Protect Your Information
Transmission Errors or Unauthorized Acts: No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, the Firm cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, and you do so at your own risk. The Firm will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. Once we receive your transmission, we will do our best to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.
Security: Any information provided to the Firm is treated with care and discretion. The Firm will take an active approach to ensure the information is kept private and is not misused.