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This Site is a public resource for general information about Riddle & Williams, PC (“R & W”). Nothing in this Site should be construed by you as a source of legal advice. You should not rely or act upon the contents of this Site without seeking advice from your own attorney. Use and access to this Site or any materials or information provided on this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and R &W, nor is this Site a substitute for legal advice. By making available access to this Site, R & W is not purporting to solicit or render legal or other professional advice or opinions on specific facts or matters and R & W is not creating or intending to solicit or create an attorney/client relationship between you and R & W. Do not send to R & W any unsolicited information about your legal problem. Any information submitted by you to R & W or any of its attorneys or personnel via this Site or an email will not be considered an attorney-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of an Engagement Agreement between you and R & W.

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