DISCLAIMER:  ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT

DEFINITIONS.

“You” or “Viewer” includes any individual or entity that views, prints, distributes or otherwise uses the contents of this website whether in electronic or printed form. “TTF” shall mean The Thornton Firm, LLC.  The term “Website” shall include any information contained upon www.thethorntonfirm.com, any website that mirrors the content of www.thethorntonfirm.com or any website that links to this Disclaimer.

HIRING AN ATTORNEY IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION

The choice of hiring an attorney, patent attorney or patent agent is an important decision that should not be based solely upon websites or advertisements.  No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed by The Thornton Firm, LLC (“TTF”) is greater or better than the quality of legal services performed by other attorneys or patent agents.

GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY – NOT LEGAL ADVICE

The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.   Information provided on this website does not constitute a legally binding agreement of any kind.  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 website 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.

WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

This website is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship between the viewer and The Thornton Firm, LLC.  An attorney-client relationship with us cannot be formed by reading the information at this website.  Furthermore, an attorney-client relationship is not created by sending information to this site or to anyone at The Thornton Firm, LLC.  The only way to become our client is through a mutual written agreement executed by both parties.  This website is not soliciting clients and does not propose any type of transaction.

If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call or email us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility.  We will not make this determination by email communication.  The telephone number to contact us is listed on this website.  To become a client of The Thornton Firm, LLC, we require an initial consultation, conflict of interest check, entry into a binding written agreement and payment of a retainer before beginning representation.  We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with one or more of our clients.

INFORMATION ON WEBSITE

Law, in general, is constantly changing.  And though we make the best effort to keep up with changing laws, rules and trends, the information on this website is not guaranteed to be current, complete, correct or accurate.  We make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information on this website or at any other website to which this website is linked.  The Thornton Firm periodically changes, adds, or updates the material on this website without notice.  As stated above, you should not rely or act upon this website information.

WEBSITE PROVIDED “AS IS” – ALL WARRANTIES DISCLAIMED

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THE THORNTON FIRM, LLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  THE THORNTON FIRM, LLC DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM, (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (D) YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR (E) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE.

THE THORNTON FIRM, LLC ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE.  YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE THORNTON FIRM, LLC OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THIS WEBSITE BE LIABILE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THIS WEBSITE.

PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THIS WEBSITE

Any information that you send us in an e-mail message or inquiry submitted through the internet might not be secure, confidential or privileged.  The Thornton Firm, LLC makes efforts to protect personal information submitted by users of this website, including through the use of firewalls and other security measures on our server.  However, no server is 100 percent secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential data about yourself or your invention on any website, including this one.  While this website does not gather your name, e-mail address or similar information about you without your knowledge or consent, the website does permit you to voluntarily submit data about yourself so that we can provide you with the requested information or services.  The information gathered will be incorporated into our email database.  For more information, please read our privacy policy.  At your request, we will remove your personal information from our files.

PHOTOGRAPHS, GRAPHICS AND ARTWORK

All photographs, graphics and artwork on this website are only for dramatization.   Photographs used on this website have been purchased from stock photography companies or otherwise legally obtained.

REPRESENTATION IN ALL 50 STATES FOR FEDERAL LAW MATTERS

The Thornton Firm, LLC is able to represent clients in all 50 states with respect to federal law matters (e.g. patents, copyrights and federal trademarks).  State law matters will require you or our law firm to retain a lawyer licensed to practice in your state unless otherwise allowed under Federal or State law.

STATE LAWS VARY

TTF lawyers and patent agents are licensed to practice law only within the state of New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but we affiliate or form relationships with lawyers throughout the United States.  TTF may refer prospective clients to other law firms located throughout the country, who have relationships with TTF, and are experienced in handling such cases.  TTF may also undertake legal representation in certain cases, and will affiliate with other legal counsel located throughout the country to provide legal representation.

The laws of each State are different.  This website contains information about federal intellectual property laws, and general or common rules that apply in some states. This web site also contains information about verdicts or settlements in past cases.  You cannot assume that the same state rules apply, or that the same result would occur, any particular state.

MODIFICATION OF DISCLAIMER

This Disclaimer may be modified by The Thornton Firm, LLC at any time without notice.  It is your responsibility to review this Disclaimer before you access this website.

TESTIMONIALS, REFERENCES AND PAST RESULTS

The testimonials and references on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.  Testimonials, reference and/or past results do not guarantee or predict future results.

LEGAL AND ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS

The Thornton Firm, LLC has made, and shall continue to make, good faith efforts to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in creating this website.  We do not wish to represent clients based on their review of any portion of this website that does not comply with legal or ethical requirements.  We welcome comments about our compliance with the applicable rules and will update the website as warranted upon learning of any new or different requirements.

To the extent that the rules of professional responsibility of any jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or any attorney responsible for this website, The Thornton Firm, LLC designates its office at 7455 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy, Suite 220, Las Vegas, NV 89113 and its owner, Scott D. Thornton.

STATE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMERS

Because some material on this web site constitutes lawyer advertising, and this web site may be viewed from anywhere in the United States, particular disclosures are required by the rules of some states.   The Thornton Firm, LLC adopts and makes the following disclosures:

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.

Colorado

Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.

Florida

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:  Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.  All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

Kentucky

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.

Missouri

Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.

Nevada

The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.

New Jersey

ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT — NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE.  Before making your choice of an attorney, you should give this matter careful thought.  The selection of an attorney is an important decision.

New York

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

New Mexico

LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT.

Oregon

THIS IS AN 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.

Texas

Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Wyoming

The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

GOVERNING LAWS IN CASE OF DISPUTE; JURISDICTION

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Nevada, USA, without regard to any choice of law principles.  Disputes arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts of Nevada.