Legal Terms

Terms of Use

© Copyright 2015, McDonald Hopkins LLC. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website may be reproduced, copied or revised without written permission.

This Website (the “Website”) is owned and maintained by McDonald Hopkins LLC. Your use of this Website is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. By accessing or using any part of this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not access or use any part of this Website.


The materials on this Website are provided for informational purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of McDonald Hopkins or any of its attorneys or clients. The information contained in this Website is provided only as general information which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. While we endeavor to include only accurate and current information on this Website, we make no representations or warranties that such information is correct, complete or up-to-date.

The materials on this Website are not intended to create, and receipt of them does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information contained on this Website without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in your state. Information on this Website should not be taken as a promise or indication of future results.

We would be pleased to communicate with you by e-mail. However, merely communicating with us through this Website or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you does not alone create an attorney-client relationship and your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential. Therefore, if you elect to communicate with McDonald Hopkins or any of its attorneys by e-mail or through this Website, do not transmit any information about any matter (and particularly not any confidential information) that may involve you or any legal matter until McDonald Hopkins has agreed to represent you, and you have received confirmation of that fact in the form of a written engagement letter.

While McDonald Hopkins does not intend this Website to be advertising, it may be considered advertising in your jurisdiction. 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.

Although McDonald Hopkins has attempted to comply with all applicable legal and ethical requirements in compiling this Website, McDonald Hopkins does not through this Website seek to represent anyone in a state where this Website may fail to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. Unless otherwise specifically stated, the attorneys listed in this Website are not certified with respect to any specialty area of practice by any board of legal specialization, commission on continuing legal education or similar body.

Various articles and pages on this Website contain links to other resources on the Internet. Those links are provided as aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that McDonald Hopkins sponsors, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.

No Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Information provided on this Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement.

Use of this Website is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, other communications, content or other material (including, without limitation, software) accessed through or obtained by means of this Website. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall McDonald Hopkins, its suppliers, or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Website’s contents be liable to you or any other person for any lost profits or income, lost business or lost data, or for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, this Website.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

©1998-2013 McDonald Hopkins LLC, All Rights Reserved.

All elements that comprise the Website, including all text, audio, video, graphics, images, code, multimedia, scripts, applets and all other content (collectively, ‘Content’), are owned and copyrighted or trademarked by McDonald Hopkins or licensed to McDonald Hopkins, with the exception of elements provided by others, as noted, that may also be protected by copyright or trademark or other rights. The Content is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws. McDonald Hopkins’ trademarks and trade dress may not be used without McDonald Hopkins’ express written consent and in any event may not be used in a manner that is likely to cause confusion or in any manner that disparages or discredits McDonald Hopkins.

You may access the Content for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that any copies that you make of any Content must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the Website pertaining to the material being copied and identify McDonald Hopkins as the source of the Content. Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in any Content. All such rights are retained by McDonald Hopkins, and/or any third party owner of such rights. You may not create framed or deep links to the whole or any part of the Website without express written permission from McDonald Hopkins.

Copyright Complaints

McDonald Hopkins will review all claims of copyright infringement and remove content deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws. To make a claim, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following information:
  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit McDonald Hopkins to locate the material;
  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;
  • A statement by you that you have 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; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

McDonald Hopkins’ copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

McDonald Hopkins LLC

ATTN: Director of Marketing

600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Site Policies, Modifications and Severability

Please review our other policies, such as our privacy policy, posted on this site. Such policies are a part of and are incorporated as a part of these terms of use and also govern your use of the Website. McDonald Hopkins reserves the right to make changes to the Website, its policies and these terms of use at any time in its sole discretion. If any of these terms of use shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term or condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term and condition.

Designation of Responsible Office and Attorney

To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require McDonald Hopkins to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for this Website, McDonald Hopkins designates its office in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as its principal office and designates Carl Grassi as the attorney responsible for this Website.