Terms of Use

Terms of Use

We have written this “Terms of Use and Privacy Statement” (referred to below as the “Terms of Use”) to outline the conditions under which this website is being made available to you. Read the Terms of Use carefully. By using this Website, you will be deemed to have accepted them. IF you do not accept the Terms of Use, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the Website or any materials obtained from it. The bar and our advertising lawyers tell us that we have to make this serious. Unlike Joel’s blogs.

Thank you for visiting the Web site of The Joel Bieber Firm. This Web site was created by The Joel Bieber Firm, so that you could learn more about the legal services that we offer. This is for informational purposes only. None of the information at this Web site is intended to constitute, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in this site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in your state. Each of our attorneys is licensed to practice law only in those jurisdictions listed in the attorney’s biography appearing on this site.

This site is not intended to solicit representation that would constitute the unauthorized practice of law in any jurisdiction.

This Web site is not intended to create and does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and The Joel Bieber Firm. The only way to become our client is through mutual agreement in a formal letter. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters and should not be based solely on Web site information or advertisements. Sites listed as hypertext links herein are not under the control of The Joel Bieber Firm and are provided merely as a service. We can make no representation concerning the content of these sites.

AS REQUIRED BY THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THIS LAW FIRM. WE HAVE NOT INDICATED ANY SETTLEMENT AMOUNTS OR VERDICTSS INTENTIONALLY, ON THIS SITE. NO INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS MEANT TO GUARANTEE REPRESENTATION OR RESULTS. HOWEVER, WE DO HOPE THAT IT WILL GIVE YOU SOME INDICATION OF HOW OFFENDED WE GET WHEN INSURANCE COMPANIES PUT PROFIT OVER SAFETY AND HOW WE SEE CORPORATE AMERICA SOMETIMES COMPLETELY IGNORING THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL.

Richard W. Zahn, Jr.  is the attorney responsible for the content of this website. This site is operated under Joel Bieber, LLC., a Virginia limited liability company. Richard W. Zahn, Jr. is a VA licensed lawyer.

The Joel Bieber Firm disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of or any way related to (A) any errors in or omissions from this site and its content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors, (B) Any third party websites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in this site, including but not limited to any errors in or omissions therefrom, (C) the unavailability of this site or any portion thereof, (D) your use of this site, or (E) your use of any equipment or software in connection with this site.

Personal information submitted to the website

Any information that you send us in an email message might not be confidential or privileged. The Joel Bieber Firm makes effort to protect personal information submitted by users of the website, including through the use of firewalls and other security measures on our servers. However, no server is 100 percent secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential data about yourself on any website, including this one.

Additionally, while the website does not gather your name, email address or similar information about you without your knowledge or consent, the website does permit you to voluntarily submit data about yourself so that we can provide you with requested services. The information gathered will be incorporated into our mailing database and will not be sold to third parties for marketing purposes. At your request, we will remove your personal information from our files.

If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by email communication.

The telephone numbers for our office are listed in this website. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.

Electronic Form Submissions

The mere submission of a contact from does not necessarily form an attorney-client relationship with the Joel Bieber Firm. However, if my case is evaluated and I receive a response from the firm, I understand that an attorney-client relationship may be formed under Virginia Bar Interpretation. If I do not receive a response, my case was not evaluated; hence an attorney client relationship has not been formed.

If you send us information electronically via this website, you agree that our review of that information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if it is highly confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

I agree that the information that I will receive in response to the above question is general information and I will not be charged for the response to this e-mail question. I further understand that the law for each state may vary, and therefore, I will not rely upon this information as legal advice. Due to the reach of the internet, this matter may require advice regarding my home state; I agree that local counsel may be contacted for referral of this matter.

If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by email confirmation.

The telephone numbers for our office are listed in this website. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.

Third-party websites

This website may occasionally contain links to third party websites for the convenience of our users. The Joel Bieber Firm does not endorse any of these third-party sites and does not intent to imply any association between the firm and the party(ies) involved. Furthermore, The Joel Bieber Firm does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with these Terms of Use. If you use any links to websites not maintained by The Joel Bieber Firm, you do so at your own risk. The Joel Bieber Firm is not responsible for the contents or availability of any linked sites. These links are provided only as a convenience to the recipient.

To the extent that the professional responsibility rules of any jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or an attorney responsible for this website, The Joel Bieber Firm designates its office in Richmond, Virginia USA 6806 Paragon Place, Richard W. Zahn, Jr. is the Virginia attorney responsible for the content on this Virginia website.

Ownership, License & Restrictions of Use

As between The Joel Bieber Firm and you, all right, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in this website belongs to The Joel Bieber Firm, its licensors, or listees. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos and icons identifying The Joel Bieber Firm’s products and services in many countries are proprietary marks of The Joel Bieber Firm and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.

You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information retrieved from this website provided solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, and provided you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices. Except as expressly provided above, no part of this website, including but not limited to materials retrieved there from and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In no event shall materials from this website be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from The Joel Bieber Firm.

Use, duplication, or disclosure by or for the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013 (c)1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19.

Limitation of Liability

A covered party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorney fees and lost profits or savings) in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with this site, including its content, regardless of any negligence of any covered party. “Covered Party” means Joel Bieber, LLC, Bieber Law, LLC, its affiliates, its listees, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of the Joel Bieber, LLC or Bieber Law, LLC, its affiliates and its listees.

Governing laws in case of dispute; jurisdiction- These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Virginia, USA, as they apply to agreements made and solely performed therein. Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the federal courts of the United States of America and/or the state courts of Virginia and jurisdiction therefore shll rest solely in Virginia, USA.

Governing laws in case of dispute; jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia, USA, as they apply to agreements made and solely performed therein. Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the State Courts of Virginia, in Virginia, USA.

What Information Do We Collect?

Information You Provide to Us
Personal Information and Demographic Information. We may ask you to provide us with certain categories of information, or you may otherwise provide us with information, through the websites such as: (1) personally identifiable information, which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, home address and phone number (“Personal Information”); and (2) demographic information, such as information like your gender, your occupation or geographic information (“Demographic Information”). We may collect this information through various forms and in various places on the websites, including, without limitation, the following places:

  • consultation request forms, “contact us” forms, chat, or emails;
  • account registration forms (if any); or
  • survey participation interfaces or web blogs

Providing us with information about yourself is voluntary, but if you choose not to provide certain information you may not be able to take full advantage of all our websites’ features.

Information We Collect and Store as You Access and Use the Websites 
In addition to any Personal Information, Demographic Information, or other information that you choose to submit to us, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the websites (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other device (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our websites. Privacy law concepts are evolving – it is possible that some Usage Information that we deem not to personally identify you and do not treat as Personal Information will nonetheless be deemed “personally identifiable information” by applicable law.
This Usage Information may include:

  • your IP address, UDID or other unique device identifier (“Device Identifier”);
  • whether one user has accessed the websites using multiple Devices;
  • your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information, plug-ins);
  • the URL that referred you to our websites, your website browsing history, and the areas within our websites that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
  • your Device location and characteristics; and
  • certain other Device data, including time zone and the time of day

We may use various methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):

  • Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the websites. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. HTML5 cookies are similar to Flash cookies but do not require a plug-in. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, these tools may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies. For information on disabling Flash cookies go to www.adobe.com. Please be aware that if you disable or remove cookies, Flash cookies, or HTML5 cookies on your Device, some parts of our websites may not function properly, and that when you revisit our websites your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
  • Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “web beacons”, “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our websites’ pages and messages. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the websites, to monitor how users navigate the websites, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
  • Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the websites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to our websites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
  • ETag, or entity tag . An ETag is a type of identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are similar to fingerprints, and they can be quickly compared to determine if two versions of a resource are the same or not. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash and/or HTML5 cookies.

We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Strictly Necessary. We may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies that we consider are strictly necessary to allow you to use and access our websites, including cookies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security or allow you to make use of certain functionality on our websites.
  • Performance-Related. We may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are useful in order to assess the performance of the websites, including as part of our analytic practices or otherwise to improve the content, products or services offered through the websites.
  • Functionality-Related. We may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are required to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing the websites, including identifying you when you sign in to our websites or keeping track of our specified preferences, including in terms of the presentation of content on our websites.
  • Targeting-Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our websites based upon how you interact with our content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.

There may be other Tracking Technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the websites.

Affiliates and Business Transfer: We may share your information, including your Device Identifiers and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information with our subsidiaries, affiliates co-counsel, business partners, and related entities. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the websites or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.

Entire Agreement: Severability

These Terms of Use incorporate by reference any notices contained on this site and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of this site. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.

This is a Virginia Website.  We understand that the internet reaches across many state lines.  We do have a South Carolina website.  Our Virginia Limited Liability Company serving this website is Joel Bieber, LLC.  South Carolina is a different Limited Liability Company: Bieber Law, LLC.

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