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If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet that we may need ñ to correspond with you or provide you with a subscription, for example ñ it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze this data for trends and statistics, and then we discard it.
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Thank you for visiting The Crosby Law Firm web site and reviewing our Terms and Conditions Statement. This website is provided by The Crosby Law Firm as PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL that is general in nature only and may be used for informational purposes only. Publication of this information on this website is not intended to serve as legal advice. By using this website, you agree to these terms
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The Crosby Law Firm strives to ensure that the contents of its website are accurate and reliable. We are not infallible, and errors and/or omissions may sometimes occur. Therefore, The Crosby Law Firm and contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any person with respect to anything, including but not limited to, the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of The Crosby Law Firm website. Furthermore, The Crosby Law Firm disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this website and any links to other websites. Such disclaimer includes, but is not limited to, limitations as to the merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. The information provided on this website should not be taken as an indication of future results. No client or other reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any matter contained in The Crosby Law Firm website without seeking appropriate legal counsel or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. The Crosby Law Firm is not responsible for any third party contents which can be accessed through the website.
The Crosby Law Firm will sometimes revise and update the content of its website, its description of professional services, products, and resources described herein and reserves the right to make such changes without any obligation to notify past, current or prospective visitors of its website.
The Crosby Law Firm website is designed to provide a general overview of the areas of law in which we practice. The website is published with an understanding that the information disseminated is not to be considered legal advice to any individual or entity who views it. If a user of this website requires legal advice or other expert legal assistance, such user must schedule a consultation with The Crosby Law Firm.
Under our ethical rules, attorneys are bound to the highest duty of fidelity, honor, fair dealing and full disclosure to a client. Therefore, as a general rule and to avoid any misunderstanding, The Crosby Law Firm requires a signed engagement letter in order to expressly establish an attorney-client relationship. The establishment of an Attorney-Client relationship creates a fiduciary relationship between an attorney and client and establishes a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications between a client and the Attorney. This privilege protects communications between an Attorney and client
made for the purpose of furnishing or obtaining professional legal advice or assistance. This fiduciary relationship between an attorney and client extends to preliminary consultations by a prospective client with a view to retain the attorney even if the attorney is never actually retained.
By viewing our website or contacting our office via e-mail through the website, you do not create an express Attorney-Client relationship. We routinely encourage contact by e-mail, through our web blog, or through this website. If you communicate with us via this website in connection with an injury regarding a matter for which we do not already represent you, it is possible that your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential. For this reason, we ask that you schedule a free office consultation with The Crosby Law Firm. Therefore, you should not submit or communicate any confidential information to us without first consulting with The Crosby Law Firm. Likewise, requesting newsletters or articles, or any other downloaded information of any kind from our website does not create an Attorney-Client relationship with The Crosby Law Firm or any of its attorneys.
A consultation with The Crosby Law Firm may establish a professional relationship and/or a fiduciary relationship, as distinguished from an express attorney-client relationship, and as defined in the Westinghouse case (Westinghouse Electric Corporation v. Kerr-McGee Corporation, et al, 580 F.2d 1311, (1978)). The development of a professional relationship and/or a fiduciary relationship is not the same as an express Attorney-Client relationship as articulated in a signed engagement agreement. However, the development of a professional or fiduciary relationship may cause The Crosby Law Firm to abide by the same Rules Governing the Legal Profession and Judiciary in Illinois that are to be followed with regard to an express attorney-client relationship.
As a general rule, The Crosby Law Firm requires any potential client to schedule a consultation with the Crosby Law Firm, review and sign its Mission Statement, complete certain forms in connection with the subject matter of the potential client's legal matter, and enter into an express attorney-client relationship with The Crosby Law Firm by execution of an Engagement Letter outlining the terms and conditions of the Attorney-Client relationship. However, we recognize that there may be circumstances prohibiting the immediate execution of a formal, signed engagement letter at the time The Crosby Law Firm is retained due to logistical problems of office visits or long distance consultations with individuals who are not in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin, but who need assistance in our area.
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Attorneys are not licensed to practice law. All information relating to the jurisdictions in which our attorneys are licensed to practice law and their respective practice areas is provided in their individual Attorney profile.
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At THE CROSBY LAW FIRM, we provide legal services to clients in Rockford, Illinois, as well as the cities of Loves Park, Machesney Park, Cherry Valley, Winnebago, South Beloit, Belvidere, Marengo, Oregon, Byron, Stillman Valley, Freeport, Rockton, Roscoe, Beloit and Janesville in the Illinois counties of Winnebago County, Boone County, Ogle County, Stephenson County and DeKalb County; and in the Wisconsin County of Rock, which includes the cities of Beloit, Janesville.