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Both Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, P.C. and Wagstaff & Cartmell, L.L.P and the Popham Law Firm. are law firms based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their attorneys are licensed in the states of Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah and Washington. The firms have relationships with law firms in most other states. I understand that in evaluating any potential claim, Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, P.C. and Wagstaff & Cartmell, L.L.P. may discuss details of my claims with co-counsel, associated counsel or other attorneys with whom they anticipate working with or who handle similar claims. I specifically authorize discussion of intimate details of any potential claim I may have, including disclosure of medical information and other personal or potentially privileged information. Since this matter may require advice regarding the laws of my home state, I further agree that local counsel may be contacted by Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, P.C. and Wagstaff & Cartmell, L.L.P and the Popham Law Firm for referral of this matter.
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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.
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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. The following 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.
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Missouri: Past results afford no guarantee of future results and each case is different and is judged on its own merits. Some cases result in no recovery. Costs and expenses will be advanced and reimbursed to us only if you recover. You have no liability for costs or expenses unless a court directs. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Some matters may be referred to other lawyers. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
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