Terms of Use

Use of this website and materials presented on it is subject to the following terms and conditions. By using this site, you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge reading them.

No Warranty Given

The information presented on this site is provided “as is” without representation or warranty of any kind — as to suitability, reliability, applicability, merchantability, fitness, non-infringement, result, outcome or any other matter.  We do not represent or warrant that such information is or will be always up-to-date, complete, or accurate.  Any representation or warranty that might be otherwise implied is expressly disclaimed.  You agree that we are not liable to you or others, in any way or for any damages of any kind or under any theory, arising from this site, or your access to or use of or reliance on the information in or through this site, including but not limited to liability or damages under contract or tort theories or any damages caused by viruses contained within electronic files of this site or any linked site, regardless of prior notice to us.

Additional Disclosures and Information

Practice descriptions and other descriptions on this website, including attorney biographies, may include descriptions of successful client representations, strategies or outcomes in matters, including transactional and adversarial proceedings. The results portrayed were dependent on the facts of the particular matters described.  Results will differ, particularly if based on different facts.  We intend no assurance and make no guarantee or prediction that we will be successful in new matters, even if they involve similar facts and circumstances, or that we are successful in all matters.  Results in any matter are not necessarily indicative of or similar to results in other matters.

We designate our Long Beach office as our principal office and host server location.  C.D. Michel is the licensed attorney responsible for this site.  Any disputes concerning this site and the information in or use of it shall be governed by California law (without regard to conflicts of law principles), and any proceeding which may arise out of or in connection with this site shall be brought solely in a court in Los Angeles County, California.

Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including but not limited to images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, software, and written and other materials that are part of this site or any other michellawyers (dot) com or Michel & Associates, P.C. site are protected under copyright laws and are the trademarks, trade dress service marks, and other intellectual properties owned, controlled, or licensed by Michel & Associates, P.C..  You may download and view material on this site for your personal, temporary, non-commercial viewing only.  No part of these materials may otherwise be copied, reproduced, stored, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, now known or hereafter invented, without the prior written permission from Michel & Associates, P.C. Without limiting the foregoing, michellawyers (dot) com and the stylized logo(s) appearing on this site may not be used without the express written consent of Michel & Associates, P.C.

Disclaimer of Results

All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about our firm, our services and the experience of our attorneys. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, may not be current and is subject to change without notice.

No Attorney-Client Relationship Created Nor Legal Advice Offered or Given

You also should not rely upon the transmission of an email message to an attorney through this site to create an attorney-client relationship.  The transmission or exchange of information will not do so.  Without an attorney-client relationship in the matter, we cannot assure you that your communications will be privileged or (unless we otherwise agree in a specific case) that we will treat them as such.  Please do not send us any confidential or sensitive information until you speak with one of our attorneys and obtain prior written authorization to send that information to us.

Communication of information by, in, to or through this site and your receipt or use of it (1) is not provided in the course of and does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice, and (4) is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney.  You should not act upon any such information without first seeking qualified professional counsel on your specific matter.  The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon Web site communications or advertisements.

Attorney Licensing Status

Unless otherwise expressly specified, the attorneys or others listed on this site are not certified by, or certified as specialists or experts by, any professional or governmental agency or authority. Designations of our firm’s practice areas, or of expertise, practice concentrations or specializations of our attorneys are not intended (1) to suggest or represent the contrary, or (2) to suggest any professional or governmental standard by which such experience is measured, or (3) to denigrate other attorneys or firms in any way.

Although we have offices in several jurisdictions, our attorneys are licensed to practice only in those of such jurisdictions designated in their respective biographies.

This site is not intended as advertising or solicitation in any jurisdiction where the site would be so characterized and fail to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction. Michel & Associates, P.C. does not seek to represent anyone based solely upon a visit to this site or upon advertising, or where to do so would not comply with applicable local laws and rules.

Official DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification

Our site follows the safe harbor provisions of 17 U.S.C. §512, otherwise known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).

To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
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  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.  Note that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages. In other words, DO NOT MAKE FALSE CLAIMS!

To expedite our ability to process your request, such written notice should be sent to our “DMCA Designated Agent”:

C.D. Michel
Michel & Associates, P.C.
180 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-216-4444

And or by email to:
helpdesk (at) michellawyers (dot) com.

General Copyright Law Compliance Statement

Most of the sourced material posted is posted according to the “Fair Use” doctrine of copyright law for non-commercial news reporting, education, and discussion purposes. We comply with all lawful takedown requests.

Please send takedown requests to: helpdesk (at) michellawyers (dot) com.