This Website Is An Advertisement OnlyUpdate: September 2009
In December 2000, the Supreme Court of Ohio's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline issued an opinion that states that lawyer web pages are governed by the state rules of professional conduct. Rule 7.3 of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct states, in relevant part: "Unless the recipient of the communication is a person specified in division (a)(1) or (2) of this rule, every written, recorded, or electronic communication from a lawyer soliciting professional employment from a prospective client whom the lawyer reasonably believes to be in need of legal services in a particular matter shall comply with all of the following: (1) Disclose accurately and fully the manner in which the lawyer or law firm became aware of the identity and specific legal need of the addressee; (2) Disclaim or refrain from expressing any predetemined evaluation of the merits of the addressee’s case; (3) Conspicuously include in its text and on the outside envelope, if any, and at the beginning and ending of any recorded or electronic communication the recital - “ADVERTISING MATERIAL” or “ADVERTISEMENT ONLY.”
This web site is not a "solicitation" for business as that term is defined and used in the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Furthermore, The DiCello Law Firm does not and will not express any predetermined evaluation of the merits of any case brought to the attention of The DiCello Law Firm by anyone who visits this website online. The evaluation of a case is very fact-specific and will not be done on-line. However, anyone interested in meeting with a DiCello Law Firm attorney may do so by contacting the Firm at the Contact page of this site.
All content on The DiCello Law Firm Web site is intended to convey general information about the Firm and to provide an opportunity for interested parties to contact the Firm. This content is not offered as legal advice, legal opinion, or as a soliciation. It should not be relied upon for specific situations. All written content, articles, and/or publications found on this website are intended for general information and advertising purposes only. Legal counsel should be consulted for legal planning and advice.
The DiCello Law Firm will not form any lawyer-client relationship with any interested individual(s) until the firm has signed an engagement letter or fee agreement with them. The receipt of any information by the Firm from any interested party or the receipt of any publication-content found on this website by any interested party is not intended to create, and does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Until you have been authorized by the Firm to do so, do not disclose confidential information through e-mail to the Firm (or otherwise).
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