The website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon information provided on this website. This website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. By submitting your information to the firm, you are not creating an attorney-client relationship with the firm, although the information will be kept confidential. An attorney-client relationship may be formed only after we check for conflicts of interest, and the firm and you sign a fee agreement. Please check the states where our lawyers are admitted to practice. The firm may contact you about your legal claim to discuss representation options. Because of the volume of emails, we cannot promise to respond to every submission.


Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy describes how Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP ("Hagens Berman") collects, uses, shares and protects information obtained from you on this website. The policies below are applicable to all websites produced and maintained by Hagens Berman. One of the basic principles we follow in designing and operating this website is that we ask for only the information we need to provide the service or information you’ve requested.

Hagens Berman does not currently collect personal identifying information except (i) to the extent that your web browser provides personal identifying information; (ii) for subscription registration to Hagens Berman publications; or (iii) to the extent that you provide this information in an email or contact form request for information. All submissions regarding legal claims are kept confidential, but by submitting information to the site, you are not establishing an attorney-client relationship. Hagens Berman will use your personally identifying information from either desktop or mobile access solely for the purpose for which you have submitted the information and Hagens Berman will not post this information on our website without your express permission. Hagens Berman may, however, aggregate certain elements of your personal identifying information with the information of other desktop and mobile users of our website to analyze the usefulness and popularity of various web pages on its website. If you are visiting this website from outside the United States and are submitting personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information will be stored in the United States and that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as strong as those in your own country. By submitting your personally identifiable information to this website, you agree to the storage and processing of your personally identifiable information consistent with this policy.

Hagens Berman may allow third parties to access your information to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business, or is otherwise permitted, required, or authorized by law. This website utilizes Google Analytics features, including remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. No personally identifiable information is collected or stored by Hagens Berman through these systems. In addition, Hagens Berman will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information without the user’s notice and consent of the merger. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google Ads Settings.

This site uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online, and third-party vendors, including Google, show advertisements for Hagens Berman across the internet. The site uses first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) to inform, optimize and serve ads based on past visits to the website, and to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to the site. The site collects non-personally identifiable information on user interests and third-party audience data (such as age and gender) with Google Analytics for the purpose of improving user experience on the site.

Hagens Berman does not use or disclose information about you or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside companies or parties. We do not rent, sell, or trade any of our mailing lists.

Hagens Berman only collects your information as described and makes every effort to update, correct and erase data on a regular basis. Hagens Berman follows all applicable industry security standards and procedures to protect your information.

In general, Hagens Berman provides individuals with the right to opt-out of receiving marketing and other discretionary communications, and to delete their own voluntarily submitted personal information which Hagens Berman uses for the previously noted business purposes. If you wish to do so please send an email to [email protected].


These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use the website located at (the "Site"). The Site is owned by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP ("Hagens Berman"). We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the Site and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

1. No Attorney Client Relationship. We provide this Site for general informational purposes only. Because Hagens Berman is a law firm and some of the information on the Site relates to legal topics, no attorney-client relationship is created between you and us when you use the Site. By using the Site, you agree that the information on this Site does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no attorney-client or other relationship is created between you and Hagens Berman. Do not consider the Site to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed in your state. The information on the Site may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. While we try to revise the Site on a regular basis, it may not reflect the most current legal developments. The opinions expressed at or through the Site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

2. Privacy. Your use of the Site constitutes your consent to Hagens Berman’s privacy policy posted on the Site.

3. Copyright Notice. All materials and software published on or used on the Site are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by or licensed to Hagens Berman, or the party listed as the provider of the materials or software. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download any downloadable materials displayed on the Site only for personal, noncommercial and informational purposes, provided that the documents are not modified and provided you maintain and abide by all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material or if none, you include the following copyright notice in such downloaded materials:

© Copyright 2015 Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. All rights reserved. All use subject to Terms and Conditions of Use set forth here.

4. Commercial Use of Hagens Berman Site Materials and Screen Shots. Reproduction, copying, or redistribution of materials on the Hagens Berman Site for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of Hagens Berman. Any use, reproduction, or distribution of material on this Site which constitutes the personal information, property, or photograph or other depiction of any particular Hagens Berman attorney may also be subject to state and federal privacy and other laws requiring the specific written consent of the individual attorney. To obtain permission to copy portions of this site, please send email to [email protected] and provide the following information in the body of the email: the content you wish to use;

  • where, when and how it will be used (for example, a seminar, newsletter or news article);
  • where and how copies will be distributed and to what audience;
  • how many copies will be produced and distributed;
  • what other materials will be associated with the Hagens Berman content;
  • and your name, title, company, address, email address and phone number.

We will evaluate and respond to your request as soon as possible. Hagens Berman reserves the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast, or publish any of its copyrighted material, including text and images on our Site.

5. Service Mark Notice. "Hagens Berman," "HBSS" and other related marks are service marks of Hagens Berman and are protected by law. They may be used publicly only with permission from Hagens Berman. Fair use of the service marks requires proper acknowledgment. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

6. Links to Other Sites and/or Materials. Links may appear on the Site that may be used to link to other Site(s). These links are provided solely as a courtesy to our Site visitors. Hagens Berman has no control over the linked Sites or the materials, information, goods or services available or contained on these linked Sites. Hagens Berman is not responsible for and does not endorse or warrant in any way any materials, information, goods or services available through such linked Sites or any privacy or other practices of such Sites. If you decide to access any of the linked Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk. Hagens Berman reserves the right to terminate any link at any time.

7. Prohibited Actions. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the Site in any way. Unauthorized use or modification of any information stored on the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under Federal, State and local law. You may not use the Site for anything other than a lawful and legitimate purpose. You agree not to use the Site to carry out any unauthorized alteration of any data or information on the Site or to conduct any activity that infringes on the copyright, patent, trademark, service mark or other rights of any person or entity. You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on the Site. The Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 19. We reserve the right to limit or deny your access to the Site or take other appropriate action if you violate any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use or if you conduct any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity, or which we in our sole discretion deem unlawful, offensive, threatening, abusive or potentially harmful or malicious.

8. Modification of Terms and Conditions of Use. Hagens Berman reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by updating this posting. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such revisions, so you should visit this page from time to time.

9. Email May Not Be Used to Provide Notice. Communications made through the Site's email and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to Hagens Berman or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives, such as where notice to Hagens Berman is required by contract, or any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

10. Disclaimer; Limitation of Damages. 
(a) Hagens Berman expressly disclaims all liability for any viruses or other contamination of your computer system or other device used to access this Site as a result of your use of this Site, and expressly disclaims all liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this Site. THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, HAGENS BERMAN MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ACCESS TO OR OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.


(c) Hagens Berman assumes no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of information provided on this website. Relying on information from this website without seeking the advice of legal counsel constitutes a misuse of the information.

11. Applicable Laws Venue. Hagens Berman operates the Site from its offices in Washington state and makes no representations that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. This site is regulated by the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct. Access to the Site from any territory where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You may not use or export any of the Site materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim related to the use of the Site or to the Site materials shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action arising out of or related to the access, use, content, or existence of this Site shall be filed only in the appropriate state or federal court located within the State of Washington. The access, viewing or use of this Site constitutes the user's express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts of the State of Washington for purposes of such actions.