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Links to Other Sites
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Jurisdictions and State Law
Weltman lawyers provide direct representation only within the states of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, but we maintain relationships with lawyers throughout the United States. Weltman may refer prospective clients to other law firms located throughout the country, who form relationships with Weltman, and are experienced in handling such cases. Weltman may also undertake legal representation in certain cases, and will affiliate with other legal counsel located throughout the country to provide legal representation.
The Statute of Limitations is especially important. Every state has laws called the “statute of limitations" which set a deadline to file a lawsuit. That means that a lawsuit filed too late may be thrown out, regardless of the defendant’s liability.
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Disclaimer of Warranties
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Response to Online Requests
From time to time, Weltman may offer to provide information or materials via email or otherwise to interested persons. Weltman reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such information or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.
Weltman attorneys are licensed to practice in state courts that are specifically enumerated in their individual attorney profiles. We also have affiliations in particular cases with attorneys licensed to practice in other courts in various states throughout the United States. Any experience described on attorney and staff biographies on this Site may date from before an individual attorney of staff member joined Weltman. Information presented in attorney or staff biographies is not intended to imply specific expertise, but is meant to provide a brief recap of the experience and education of staff prior to and currently at Weltman.
Electronic Correspondence to the Firm and Affiliated Servers
Opportunities to contact Weltman attorneys through the Site are provided for the sole purpose of sending comments and communications to us and to request information from us – they do not give rise to an attorney/client relationship. Information transmitted via this Site may not be treated as privileged or confidential. Weltman discourages anyone from sending sensitive or confidential information via internet e-mail, unless they are adequately encrypted. Further, all information submitted is the exclusive property of Weltman and Weltman is entitled to use any information submitted for any purpose, without restriction (except as stated in the Privacy Statement) or compensation to the person sending the submission.
All messages are forwarded through the Site to appropriate person(s) within Weltman so that they may respond to questions or comments or provide additional information, per your request. Weltman may respond to you via email, telephone, US Mail, or otherwise as appropriate. Use of this Site constitutes your understanding that Weltman cannot represent you or your organization in any matter unless that representation has been expressly agreed to (by both parties) in writing.
Legal and Ethical Requirements
Weltman makes every reasonable effort to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in compiling this Site. We welcome comments about our compliance with the applicable rules and will update the site as warranted, upon learning of any new or different requirements. Our attorneys do not wish to enter into a representation with anyone seeking representation based on viewing this Site in a state where this Site may not be compliant with the laws and professional responsibility guidelines of said state. At no time does Weltman intend to imply, promise or guarantee any specific outcome and repeat of prior results.
State Advertising Disclosures
Because some material on this web site constitutes lawyer advertising, and this web site may be viewed from anywhere in the United States, particular disclosures are required by the rules of some states. Weltman adopts and makes the following disclosures:
- 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.
- Kentucky: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
- 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.
Governance and Disputes
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, USA, without regard to any choice of law principles. Disputes arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts of Ohio.