Hiring a lawyer is an important decision. A telephone consultation may help determine if we can provide the legal services you require. We usually do not charge for an initial telephone conversation, although we reserve the right to do so in appropriate circumstances.
We will not agree to represent you or provide advice on a matter where the law firm already represents an adverse interest or client. To make sure we have no conflict of interest and an agreed scope of services to be rendered, we require a personal consultation and a written confirmation of the terms of engagement before we can agree to become your lawyers.
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Sending e-mail to Stephen G. Thomas Co., L.P.A. is not encouraged unless you already have established an attorney-client relationship. To protect our databases from computer viruses, we do not open unsolicited e-mail or attachments.
Please keep in mind that merely contacting Stephen G. Thomas Co., L.P.A. will not establish an attorney-client relationship. Accordingly, please do not send any information or documents until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established through an interview and only after you obtain authorization to correspond with us in the form of an engagement letter or other acknowledgment from Stephen G. Thomas Co., L.P.A.
Any information or documents you send to us before you receive an engagement letter may not be treated as confidences, secrets or protected information of any nature and may not be protected by the attorney client privilege that normally attaches to communications between lawyer and client.
Collection and Use of Personal and Public Information
While in the process of using sgtlaw.net (the “web site”) or other websites, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information (i.e. your name, address or email address) in order to receive information from the law firm. Your disclosure of this information is purely voluntary and is not required for your use of this web site.
This web site may collect public information which includes how you use our site, the IP addresses and/or the domain names of the browsers that visit our site, the time of day and length of time our site was visited, and other information that does not identify you as an individual. Unless you have given us express permission, we will use best efforts to not disclose your personal information to anyone, with the following exceptions: 1. When we have reason to believe that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against anyone who may be interfering with the normal daily operations of sgtlaw.net; 2. When we believe that the law requires us to disclose that information; or 3. When we receive a demand for that information from law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or from civil authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to the Internet through your service provider. Your IP address is visible to any web page that you visit. This web site may record your IP address for several different reasons, including, but not limited to, system administration and the auditing of our site.