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The following tells you about your (and our) rights under this Agreement, explains how we protect your privacy, and makes certain disclosures required by the law. By using this Website, you give your assent to the terms of the Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the site. DUKE BARNES (“we”) have the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of this Agreement without individual notice to you, by posting the changes on this site. Your continuing use of this site signifies your acceptances of any such changes.
1. Background
This site provides additional information about the firm in general as well as the firm’s lawyers more specifically. The attorney responsible for the content of this site is Duke Barnes.
2. Purpose
The materials and information on this Site are provided for informational purposes only, and does not necessarily reflect current legal developments or variances in the law of different jurisdictions. Nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice or used as a substitute for legal advice. The materials and information on this site do not necessarily reflect our opinions, or those of our clients or affiliates. The information in this site is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. This site is not intended to, and does not, constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney associated with this site. Additionally, the mere receipt of an e-mail or a “post” on this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. YOU SHOULD NOT ACT OR RELY ON THE BASIS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE WITHOUT SEEKING THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. Please also note that various statutes of limitation, statutes of repose, and other similar deadlines by which you must bring a lawsuit or lose the right to do so, may limit the time remaining for you to take action on any potential claims you may have.
3. Descriptions of past successes
Within this site, we may have descriptions of successful lawsuits brought our attorneys. No attorney can guarantee the success of a case and past successes even in a very similar suit does not mean that success in a subsequent case is guaranteed.
4. Disclosures about hiring an attorney
Some jurisdictions may consider this website to be a form of advertising for legal services and require specific disclosures.
Please read the following carefully:
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT. 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. 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. 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 of self-proclaimed expertise. 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. The fact that we concentrate our practice on plaintiffs’ class actions is not meant to imply that they have gained any specific type of certification in these areas. Indeed, many states – including Illinois – do not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and explicitly state that any such certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in those states. Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee lawyers in all areas of practice relating to or included in the areas of Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law and Estate Planning. To the extent that this site does not comply with the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which it may be received, we do not wish to, and will not, not accept legal representation based on this site from a person located in that jurisdiction. We also do not wish to represent anyone in any action located outside the United States and this site is not meant to solicit people in foreign countries.