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Privacy Policy

We Take Privacy and Confidentiality Very Seriously.

As licensed attorneys, our continued existence as a firm and our very licensure is predicated upon adhering to the ethics rules promulgated by the State Bar of California. According to these ethics rules, we treat all information that is provided by prospective or existing clients for the purpose of evaluating a legal case as confidential. As such, when you contact our firm, you can feel comfortable knowing that we are protecting your confidential information. However, a lawyer may, but is not required to, reveal protected information to the extent that the lawyer reasonably believes the disclosure is necessary to prevent a criminal act that the lawyer reasonably believes is likely to result in death of, or substantial bodily harm to, an individual.

Again, we take confidentiality very seriously, and if you contact us regarding a legal matter, then, for all intents and purposes, the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential, barring some abnormal circumstances that make confidentiality a lesser priority. Such circumstances are highly unlikely to ever occur.

Additionally, if we are contacted by non-prospective clients for reasons other than seeking legal advice, then we bear no obligation to keep any information provided confidential, and you agree to allow us to share publicly any information provided. You also agree to have your identity made known. If you do not wish to have such information made public consider contacting us. The overarching purpose of our privacy policy is to protect current, former, and prospective clients by providing them with confidential communications and anonymity. It is not our goal to extend the same protection to people or businesses who contact us through our site for other reasons, particularly those who contact us for marketing purposes or casual conversation.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

There are two types of information that we collect:

  1. We collect information that you provide when you fill out a form, email us, or chat with a representative online, and, obviously, you control the nature and content of that information. When this information is related to a legal matter, this information is used so that we may evaluate your potential case or answer legal questions that you may ask. Additionally, we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes (such as an email newsletter), but such marketing will always be executed per the advertising ethics rules established by the State Bar of California.

  2. We may also obtain “technical” or electronic information for all visitors to our website, using programs such as Google Analytics, our chat application, and tools built into our site’s content management system. This information does not typically reveal personal information, and we primarily use it to monitor our site’s performance. In some cases, we may use this technical information to alter how our site performs and what information is displayed in order to create a custom experience for certain users.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow it via your browser’s settings) which enables the site or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. This is normal and practically all websites exercise this practice. We may use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits. In some instances, we may use cookies to provide you with a custom experience to our site.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

Under no circumstances would we ever sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. There are circumstances where certain third party vendors who perform IT services for our firm or who assist in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, may have access to the information that you provide to us, when they maintain our technical systems, but such parties are bound by confidentiality agreements with our firm so as to disregard entirely any such information. As stated above, we may release your information when we believe doing so is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent (as described below).

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not willfully or knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline, though we strictly adhere to the State Bar of California mandated ethics guidelines which do not permit us to share prospective client information irrespective of the means by which it was obtained.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy in its entirety.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 06/20/2020.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

21800 Burbank Blvd., Suite 310
Woodland Hills, California 91367
(818) 347-3333