The firm collects nonpublic personal information about our clients from the following sources:
Our firm will not publicly disclose nonpublic information about our clients. In addition, we will not disclose generally held public information, such as an email address or name, when used to contact us through our website. Any information attained will not be sold to any third parties at any time without your express permission.
Nonpublic personal information is defined as any publicly available information that we acquire by using information you have provided us in connection with any professional services we perform for you. An example may be a bank account number that is somehow used to acquire information regarding a court trial or other public record that would not have been found by us without using the bank account number acquired from you. In a generic sense, any information that a client provides us that involves financial products or service is likely considered nonpublic personal information and receives the same protection from disclosure as all other information about our clients. For purposes of our business relationships with our clients, all information acquired is disclosed only under the following conditions:
In addition, the ethics rules that govern the operation principles that our firm must follow prohibit disclosing client information.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations and Illinois State Bar guidelines to guard our clients’ nonpublic personal information and any other information.
No attorney-client relationship is formed simply by visiting this website. To retain the services of the firm, you must contact us through the telephone number or email address provided and speak with an attorney. At that time, if both parties choose to enter into an attorney-client relationship, information regarding fees or a retainer will be presented to you. The relationship can only be created by the agreement of both parties.
In addition, this website is maintained for informational and advertising purposes only. Visitors to this website should not rely on any of the information presented here as their sole source of information on any given legal topic. It is highly recommended you retain the services of an attorney for your actual legal needs.
The Federal Trade Commission regulations provide that this notice must include a provision for you to request that the firm not release your nonpublic personal information. While such a request is unnecessary because the firm does not disclose your nonpublic personal information in a manner that would require you to opt out, in the interests of satisfying regulations, we include this Opt Out Provision.
Please call us at (815-434-2000) if you have any questions. Your privacy, our professional standards, and the ability to provide you with quality professional services are very important to us.