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User Agreement - Disclaimers - Privacy Policy

The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient’s state. The content of this Website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. The Oakes Firm expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this Website.

Any information sent to The Oakes Firm by Internet e-mail or through the Website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis.

Transmission of information from this Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and The Oakes Firm, nor is it intended to do so. The transmission of the Website, in part or in whole, and/or any communication with us via Internet e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between us and any recipients.

Some links within the Website may lead to other web-sites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. The Oakes Firm includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents.

This Website and its contents are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

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Furthermore, The Oakes Firm does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Website in a state where this Website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.

Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within The Oakes Firm Website is prohibited unless the prior written permission of The Oakes Firm has been obtained.

No legal relationship formed: This information is not intended to serve as legal advice and cannot substitute for the individualized guidance of an attorney. Further, the information contained on this site does not establish or create an attorney-client relationship through the information presented or through any communications that may take place on or through the website. Please note that any inquiries submitted through the website may be referred to associated law firms.

Further inquiry: Selecting a lawyer is an important decision that cannot be based on advertisements alone. Individuals are encouraged to seek an array of information resources to help guide their decision regarding the choice of a lawyer. Familiarize yourself with all relevant information before making a decision.

Past results: Some of the information included on this site such as past results are intended to provide substantiation of past experience required under the Rules of Professional Conduct of Pennsylvania and other states. However, past results do not guarantee, suggest, or predict future success in any case or similar results. The result in a case is subject to a variety of unique factors including operative law of the jurisdiction,  facts, evidence, make-up of the jury, and facts and circumstances that arise during the course of negotiation or trial.


Confidentiality not guaranteed:  Any messages transmitted through this site or via e-mail should not be considered secure or confidential. We make all reasonable efforts to maintain security and confidentiality and can provide secure means to transfer files or information upon request.


A licensed attorney from The Oakes Firm is responsible for the content of this website and attorney advertising can be reached at: (215) 595-9100.

State Specific Disclaimers: The attorneys responsible for this advertising make all efforts to ensure that required or relevant state-based language is included. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is a good-faith effort at compliance. We do not warrant or represent that the services provided exceed any limitations provided for by the state.


Alabama: “No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.” Free background information is available upon request.


Colorado: “Colorado does not certify lawyers as specialists in any field.”


Iowa: 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.  The lawyers of this website do not hold themselves out to be certified as a specialist in any area. Furthermore, the Supreme Court of Iowa does not certify lawyers as specialists in the practice of law and that certification is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Iowa.


Kentucky and Oregon: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.


Mississippi:  The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.


New Jersey:  This is an attorney advertisement and this site does not constitute a referral service. Please fully consider your choice of attorney using an array of informational sources beyond the content contained within this advertisement.


New York: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.  “Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”


Pennsylvania:  This is an attorney advertisement and this site does not constitute a referral service. Please fully consider your choice of attorney using an array of informational sources beyond the content contained within this advertisement.


Tennessee:  None of the attorneys in this firm are certified as a Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Estate Planning or Elder Law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification as a specialist in all other listed areas is not currently available in Tennessee.

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