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Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of the terms below. Our privacy notice is located below the legal disclaimer.

The materials located on this Website are for general informational purposes only and is not legal advice; nor should you consider it legal advice.

It is the goal of this Website to provide accurate information, but since laws change frequently and may become out of date, I cannot guarantee that the information provided herein is accurate or appropriate for an individual's specific situation. Any visitors to this Website should, therefore, obtain professional advice from licensed legal counsel in his/her state before acting on any of the information contained in this Website. Past results achieved by this firm do not guarantee the outcome of future cases.

Under no circumstances does this Website, directly or indirectly, including, without limitation, correspondence by any means to or from this firm, establish or intend to establish an Attorney-Client relationship between you and this firm. This firm is available for consultation regarding legal matters; however, the act of sending electronic mail to this law firm or making an Online Contact Form submission, or telephone call does not alone create an Attorney-Client relationship.

This office is under no obligation to respond to your messages, and if such response is given, it is done solely as a courtesy. No legal advice will be given over the Internet, by telephone, fax, or otherwise before an Attorney-Client relationship is established.

The Attorney-Client privilege will not protect your message, as you do not have an Attorney-Client relationship with this office solely as a result of your initial inquiry. The proper way to establish an Attorney-Client relationship with this office is to sign a written Retainer Agreement, which I will provide to you. The Retainer Agreement describes the matter upon which you initially engage this office. You will be charged for professional services and advice pursuant to the Retainer Agreement.

Because of the inherent properties of Internet transmissions, this law firm cannot guarantee the confidentiality of e-mail and/or Online Contact Form submissions. Please do not send any confidential information via email or the Online Contact Form.

The attorney responsible for materials on this website is Richard Hornsby

Privacy Notice

Categories of Information Collected We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Information that I receive from you on applications or other forms, including, but not limited to, Online Consultation/Contact Forms;
  • Information about your transactions with us, or others; and
  • Information that I receive from a consumer reporting agency.

Categories of Information That We Disclose And The Parties To Whom We Disclose

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone, except as permitted by law.

Confidentiality And Security

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those attorneys or employees of our firm who need to know that information in order to provide services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Disclosure of Nonpublic Personal Information To Other Nonaffiliated Third Parties

We do not disclose nonpublic personal information to other nonaffiliated third parties.

Special Advertising Disclaimers

Attorneys and Law Firms engaged in practice in the following states are required to include a general disclaimer with their advertisements, and this portion of our directory is intended to comply with that notification to you:

Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi

Special Disclaimers Relating To Specific Areas of Practice

The states listed below require advertising disclaimers when attorneys indicate practice limitations, areas of specialization, areas of concentration or certification in those areas. The placement of this information here on this directory is intended to place you on notice of the content of such disclaimers, and should be considered a part of the advertisement contained herein:

Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming

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.

Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(e) (1997).

Alaska
The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations.

Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(a)(2) (1998).

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.

Florida Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4-7.2(d) (1997).

Hawaii
There is no procedure for review or approval of specialist certification organizations in Hawaii.

Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c) (1997).

Illinois
The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c)(2) (1997).

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.

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. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

See Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-101(A), DR 2-101(C), DR 2-105(A)(3)(c) (1997).

Massachusetts
If a Massachusetts lawyer holds himself or herself out as "certified" in a particular service, field or area of law by a non-governmental body, the certifying organization is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

See Massachusetts Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-105(B) (1997).

Mississippi
The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements. Free Background information is available upon request to a Mississippi attorney. The listing of any area of practice by a Mississippi attorney does not indicate any certification of expertise therein.

See Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(d), Rule 7.4(a), Rule 7.6(a) (1997).

Missouri
Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.

Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1997).

Nevada
Neither the state bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer's credentials and ability.

Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 198 (1997).

New Jersey
Any certification as a specialist, or any certification in a field of practice, that does not state that such certification has been granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or by an organization that has been approved by the American Bar Association, indicates that the certifying organization has not been approved, or has been denied approval, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the American Bar Association.

See New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(b) (1997).

New Mexico
Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also recognized by the board as a specialist in that area of law.

See New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 16-704(D) (1997).

Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.

Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1998).

Tennessee
Unless otherwise indicated, Tennessee attorneys are not certified as specialists by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.

See Tennessee Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-101(C)(3) (1998).

Texas
Unless otherwise indicated, Texas attorneys are Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.

See Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.04(b)(3) (1999).

Washington
The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award, or recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington attorney to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or qualifications in any sub-specialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.

See Washington Rules of Professional Responsibility Rule 7.4(b) (1997).

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.

Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law Rule 7.4 (1997).