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The material on this web site has been prepared by April M. Strauss, A PC (“we,” “us”). The material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. While we strive to provide current and correct information on this site, the material is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up to date. Information provided by or cited by third parties does not necessarily reflect the opinions of April M. Strauss, A PC or any of its attorneys or clients. 

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WARNING! Given the nature of the internet, any personal information sent by email or text message to the April M. Strauss, A PC, including submission of any form on this website, MAY NOT BE CONFIDENTIAL and may not even be received by our office. For example, employers often have policies reserving a right of access to employees’ e-mail correspondence via the employer’s e-mail account, computers or other devices, such as smartphones and tablet devices, from which their employees correspond. 

If you communicate with us by e-mail in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, you should note that the security of Internet e-mail is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages which are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

Nothing on this site is intended to create an attorney-client relationship.  Please do not send confidential or sensitive information to anyone at the April M. Strauss, A PC until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established.

No information communicated to April M. Strauss, A PC, or any of its attorneys or staff members, through this site will be protected by either the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine.

If you choose to email anyone through this site, do not include any confidential, secret or otherwise sensitive information concerning any potential or actual legal matter. Unsolicited emails do not create an attorney-client relationship and confidential or secret information included in such emails cannot be protected from disclosure. The owners of and contributors to this site have no duty to keep confidential any information you provide them.  If you provide unsolicited information to us, it will not prevent us from using that information against you for a client directly adverse to you.

Regardless of whether a completed form or any other communication is received by our office (whether by email or any other method of delivery), NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WILL EXIST OR BE CREATED UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS SPECIFICALLY AGREED TO IN WRITING BETWEEN YOU AND the April M. Strauss, A PC. SUBMISSION OF ANY FORM ON THIS WEBSITE WILL NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP, NOR WILL IT CREATE ANY OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF THE FIRM TO RESPOND TO YOU.  LEAVING A COMMENT ON THE BLOG MAINTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ATTORNEY WITH April M. Strauss, A PC.  IF YOU WISH TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY FROM the April M. Strauss, A PC, YOU MUST PERSONALLY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AT THE FIRM AND ENTER INTO A WRITTEN FORMAL AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION WITH THAT ATTORNEY.  April M. Strauss, A PC cannot agree to be retained as counsel until completion of a conflict-of-interest check and a written engagement and fee agreement provided by April M. Strauss, A PC is signed by you and one of our attorneys.

 

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Communications made through the Website’s communication system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to April M. Strauss,  A PC or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, such as where notice to us is required by contract, or any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.


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Your receipt of the information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a contract for representation by April M. Strauss, A PC. This information is not intended to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney. Your should not act nor rely on any information contained on this site without seeking the assistance of legal counsel who will apply the applicable law to your special circumstances.  You should always consult a suitably qualified attorney regarding any specific legal problem or matter.  We expressly disclaim all liability in respect of actions taken or not taken based on any contents of this site.


Location and Jurisdiction of Attorneys

April M. Strauss, A PC has its primary office in Mountain View, California.  Its individual attorneys are licensed to practice in the state of California.  April M. Strauss, A PC does not seek to represent anyone desiring representation in a state where this website fails to comply with laws and ethical rules of that state.  This website is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation outside of the state of California.  By accessing this website, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of this website shall be governed under the laws of the state of California.

Unless otherwise indicated, the attorneys listed on this website are not certified by any state's or jurisdiction's board of legal specialization; nor certified as an "expert" or "specialist" pursuant to any authority governing the practice of law.


Statute of Limitations

You should be aware that in bringing any lawsuit or filing any legal claim, specific deadlines must be met in order to preserve your legal rights and the ability to pursue your legal action. It is essential that an attorney advise you as to these deadlines and prepare the necessary claim forms and court papers required to preserve these rights.


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This web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. 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. No representation is being made, or is intended, in this website that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer's credentials and ability being considered, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. Before you decide to retain us, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.



No Guarantees of Case Results

Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case. Any statement, testimonial, or endorsement in this website does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

This site may contain descriptions of our legal experience and outcomes of certain prior matters. However, each legal matter is composed of unique issues and our descriptions are not intended to promise future results. If any result of any legal matter is portrayed in this web site, please note that the result portrayed in the advertisement was dependent on the facts of that case, and that the results will differ if based on different facts. The outcome of your case may vary from that of any other representation undertaken by the firm, and any discussion of prior results on this website does not guarantee a similar outcome.



Contingent Fees

April M. Strauss, A PC represents clients in certain cases on a contingent fee basis. In such cases, no fee will be charged in the absence of recovery. However, in the event of an adverse verdict or decision, the contingent fee litigant may be responsible for court costs.


Designated Principal Attorney with Responsibility for Web Site

To the extent the State Bar rules require us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, April M. Strauss, A PC designates April M. Strauss, 2500 Hospital Drive, Bldg. 3, Mountain View, CA, 94040, (408) 212-0023, as the attorney responsible for this site.


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All attorneys depicted on this website are attorneys with April M. Strauss, A PC. Any other persons depicted in a photo or video are actors or models and not clients of the firm.