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This website is intended as a public resource for general information. Nothing in this website should be construed by you as a source of legal advice. You should not rely or act upon the contents of this website without seeking advice from your own attorney.
Use and access to this website or any materials or information provided on this website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney, nor is this website a substitute for legal advice.
By making available access to this website, neither Richard Steven Patterson (“Patterson”) or any other person or entity is purporting to solicit or render legal or other professional advice or opinions on specific facts or matters, and Patterson is not creating or intending to solicit or create an attorney-client relationship between you and Patterson.
Do not send to Patterson any unsolicited information about your legal problem. Any information submitted by you to Patterson or any other person or entity, via this website or an email, will not be considered an attorney-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of a formal written Engagement Agreement between you and Patterson.
Patterson accepts clients only in accordance with certain formal procedures, and renders legal advice only after completion of those procedures. To obtain legal representation from Patterson, you must first undergo a personal interview with a Patterson and establish an attorney-client relationship with Patterson under an formal Engagement Agreement.
Whether you are a new or existing client, Patterson or any other attorney cannot represent you on a new matter until it is determined that there is no conflict of interest, and the attorney is willing and able to accept such new engagement in writing.
Legal results obtained depend on the facts of each case and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Patterson and other attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so. Unless otherwise indicated on this website, no lawyer affiliated with this website is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The information and materials on this website are general in nature, and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances. Also, the content of this website may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements.
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, the disclaimer of certain warranties and/or the disclaimer/limitation of certain damages will not be deemed to disclaim liability specifically imposed on Patterson by statute or regulation, to the extent such liability cannot be waived or disclaimed. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the disclaimers or limitations set forth herein may not fully apply to you. To the extent that the disclaimers and/or limitations set forth herein are not fully enforceable under applicable law, you may have other legal rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Patterson, its affiliates and its suppliers, and each of their respective partners, employees, representatives, clients and agents, from and against all claims, losses, costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys fees) arising out of: (a) your activities in connection with this website; (b) any violation of this agreement by you; (c) any improper or unauthorized use of this website (including without limitation any materials or content therein) by you; or (d) any allegation that anything you transmit through or in connection with this website infringes or otherwise violates the patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, or other rights of any third party.
There is always a possibility of computer viruses. Although Patterson makes every commercially reasonable effort to prevent the transmission of any viruses to or from this website, placing your system on-line can expose you to outside attack. You release Patterson from all responsibility or liability for viruses, malware or other malicious software which may be used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to any private computer systems.
For your convenience, this website may provide links to various other websites. However, Patterson does not control those websites and, therefore, cannot accept responsibility for the content of those websites. In addition, Patterson disclaims any responsibility for how confidential information or personally identifiable information is collected, protected and/or disclosed by the operators of those websites.
This Web site is controlled and operated by Patterson from locations in Houston, Texas, USA, and is not intended to subject Patterson to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than the State of Texas and the United States of America. By accessing and using this website, you will be deemed to have agreed that any disputes regarding your access to and/or use of this website and/or the information posted on this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, exclusive of its conflicts of law principles. Venue in any such dispute will be laid exclusively in state or federal courts located in Harris County, Texas; provided however, nothing contained in this sentence will be deemed to waive any right that may exist to remove a dispute from state court to federal court. Patterson may limit the availability of the website to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction that it chooses at any time in its sole discretion. You agree that the statute of limitations for any claim against Patterson shall be brought within one year from when the claim arose, and any claims not brought within such period of time shall be deemed waived.
Patterson reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this agreement at any time without prior notice. Notice of modifications may be given by posting notice of such changes on this website, by electronic mail, by facsimile or by regular mail. You agree that your use of this website constitutes acceptance of all of the terms and conditions as they may be amended in the future. Patterson shall not be deemed to have waived any rights hereunder unless such waiver is in writing signed by Patterson or a duly authorized representative. Patterson further reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Patterson shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this website.
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