Terms of Service

Last updated: March 14, 2024

By using this website (bc-firm.com or brabenderlaw.com) (“Website”) you (“User” or “You”) agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you may not use this website and should exit immediately. Brabender Law LLC/Brabender and Chiang LLC (“Us,” “We,” “Our,” or “Brabender”) retains the absolute right to modify the Terms of Service at any time with no notice other than posting the changes to this Website.

You agree that You understand that this Website is for informational purposes only. Information on this Website is not, and should not be construed as legal advice. You agree not to rely on information contained on this Website.

You understand that We only provide legal advice to clients and the only people that are Our clients are people who have a fully executed written legal services agreement with Us. If You do not have a fully executed written legal services agreement with Us, You are not a client and We have provided no legal advice to You. We never create an attorney-client relationship in any manner other than a written and fully executed legal services agreement.

You agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. You also agree that We may share any information you submit via email, website forms, telephone, messaging services, browser cookies or pixel image tags with other attorneys for the purposes of securing a potential referral for your case. You agree that if We choose to share your information with an attorney in an attempt to refer your case, that attorney may reach out to you directly via telephone or email. You may ask Us not to refer your potential case and We will not refer it if We have actual knowledge of your no-referral designation. When referring a case, We often receive a portion of attorney fees. When making a referral, We are not commenting on the ability of a particular lawyer or making any specific recommendations other than that lawyer may be willing to handle your matter. You can see a list of firms that commonly handle cases for us by viewing our Privacy Policy.

By using this Website, You are authorizing Us to contact you in any manner. By providing Us with Your contact information, You specifically authorize Us to send You emails, text messages, or call You, whether this is by use of a manual or automated system. In the event that You authorize a referral, You also authorize the firm or attorney we refer You to to contact You via any method they choose, including the methods contained in this Paragraph. You also specifically authorize Us to send you marketing messages via text message to the phone number you provide to Us, data rates may apply and you may stop at any time by replying “STOP.”

By submitting information to Us, You are not obligating Us to respond. We receive many phone calls, emails, and messages every day and though We try to send a quick response to all people that contact us, We do not have the capacity to respond to every communication. We will respond to communications, refer them to other attorneys, or delete the communication at Our sole discretion. Lawsuits are often subject to a statute of limitations, and You agree not to rely on Us to preserve your statute of limitations unless You have become a client by fully executed written legal services agreement (and payment of applicable fees). You are encouraged to seek alternative counsel to prevent the expiration of your statute of limitations

We do not guarantee a result in any case, it is unethical in Illinois to do so. We also do not guarantee we will take any particular case, each case is evaluated on many factors and We may decline representation in our sole and absolute discretion.

By using this Website You agree that you will only use it for educational purposes and will act in good faith. You agree that you will not transmit information to us that is false or fraudulent. You agree that You will not misidentify yourself or infringe on intellectual property rights. You agree that you will not attempt to hack Us or the Website, scrape our data, data mine, infect us with a worm or virus or engage in any illegal activity. If You use this Website for any non-permitted purpose You agree to defend and indemnify us, including reasonable attorney’s fees, for any harm We suffer.

By using this Website You agree that you will not copy any information other than for your own personal use. You also agree that you will not distribute information contained on the Website other than sharing links to the Website or sharing small excerpts. You agree that you will not distribute any paid publication you downloaded from the Website and that any free publication may only be shared in its complete unaltered from to other individuals You personally know (you may not mass-distribute free publications, post them on your own website or generally share them without Our written consent). We may revoke Our consent for You to use this Website, data on this Website, and documents downloaded from this Website at any time at our sole discretion.

You agree that You have read and agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

You and Brabender agree to arbitrate any and all disputes by a neutral arbitrator who has the power to award the same damages and relief that could be obtained in a court of law. ANY ARBITRATION WILL ONLY BE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS, CLASS ACTIONS, AND CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ARBITRATIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR CASE DECIDED BY A JURY AND YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION AGAINST US. All Disputes will be resolved finally and exclusively by binding individual arbitration with a single arbitrator administered by the American Arbitration Association according to their rules. We will pay the arbitrator’s fee to the extent that it exceeds the filing fee for a similar case in an appropriate court. Unless otherwise specified herein, to the extent permitted by law, all arbitrations shall take place in either Bellingham, Washington or Chicago, Illinois. Such venue shall be at Our discretion. If any provision of this arbitration agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be severed, and the remaining arbitration terms will be enforced.

We may link to other websites, by doing so We are not making any representation with respect to the information contained on the websites We link to.

This Website contains attorney advertising material. The attorney responsible for this website is J. Andrew Brabender IV of Brabender & Chiang LLC d/b/a Brabender Law LLC. His business address is 77 W. Washington St. #2120, Chicago, IL 60602. His phone number is 312-566-8456. Many times We refer cases we are not willing or able to handle ourselves to other licensed attorneys. In many of these cases we are paid a portion of the fee. If a referred person hires the attorney we refer the case to, they make all disclosures necessary under the law and Supreme Court Rules. J. Andrew Brabender IV is licensed in Illinois and Washington.

If some provision of these Terms and Services is found to be unlawful or unenforceable, that provision shall be severed and the remaining portions of the Terms and Services shall be enforced.

We may modify these Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy at our sole discretion by posting the changes to this website and shall not be required to provide specific notice to You.