Because this website may be read by anyone with access to the Internet and because Bowman and Brooke attorneys have represented clients in nearly all of the 50 United States, we provide the following legal notices, which are intended to comply with the laws, rules and decisions of the various states.
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)
The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations.
Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(a)(2) (1998)
In compliance with Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, Bowman and Brooke LLP designates the following attorney licensed in Arizona who is responsible in Arizona for the advertising content contained in this website:
Paul G. Cereghini
2901 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT
In compliance with California Rules of Professional Conduct, Bowman and Brooke LLP designates the following attorney licensed in California who is responsible in California for the advertising content contained in this website:
Vincent Galvin, Jr.
1741 Technology Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.
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)
There is no procedure for review or approval of specialist certification organizations in Hawaii.
Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(c) (1997)
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)
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
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.
Massachusetts Code of Professional Responsibility, DR 2-105(B) (1997)
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.
Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2(d), Rule 7.4(a), Rule 7.6(a) (1997)
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)
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)
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.
New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(b) (1997)
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.
New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 16-704(D) (1997)
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
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)
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.
Tennessee Code of Professional Responsibility, DR 2-101(C)(3) (1998)
In compliance with South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, Bowman and Brooke LLP designates the following attorney licensed in South Carolina who is responsible for the advertising content in this website:
Joel H. Smith
1441 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Unless otherwise indicated, Texas attorneys are Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.
Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.04(b)(3) (1999)
This may be considered an advertisement or advertising material under the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice or the formation of an attorney-client relationship.
Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2 (2002)
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 subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.
Washington Rules of Professional Responsibility, Rule 7.4(b) (1997)
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)