CONTENT IN THIS WEB SIDE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE:
The materials and information on this web site are made available for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The transmission and receipt of information on the web site or via email does not form or constitute an attorney-client relationship. Persons receiving the information on this web site should not act upon the information provided without seeking profession legal counsel.
JURISDICTIONAL LIMITS OF THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND EXCLUSIVE FEDERAL PRACTICE:
Robert Z. Cashman is licensed to practice law in Texas, in New York, and before the US Patent & Trademark Office. Practice in any state or jurisdiction outside of Texas or New York is limited to exclusive federal practice. It is suggested that for any matter relating to state law, that clients obtain local counsel admitted in that jurisdiction.
CONTINGENCY FEES VS. ETHICAL RULES REGARDING EXPENSES:
CASHMAN IP is in the process of associating with attorneys and law firms who provide nationwide legal representation for patent litigation matters on a contingency fee basis. These firms get paid their fees only if they are successful in obtaining a recovery. In the event of no recovery, per the NY Professional Disciplinary Rules section 1200.7, "the client shall remain liable for the expenses of litigation, including court costs and disbursements."
SIZE OF FIRM AND THE USE OF OUTSIDE ATTORNEYS:
CASHMAN IP is currently operating as a solo practice for the practice of patent law. Our firm is building cooperation agreements with other law firms who specialize in areas outside of patent law, including patent litigation and contingency fee patent litigation. CASHMAN IP is striving to build close relationships with attorneys and engineers who are not associated with or employed by the Cashman Law Firm, PLLC. Outside attorneys who are experts in their field will often be consulted, and should our firm decide not to handle the case directly, with the permission of the clients, cases may be referred to other law firms for their expertise. As always, clients at any time have the choice of which attorneys they choose to use, and any communication with outside counsel will comply with ethics rules of confidentiality and attorney-client privilege.
TEXAS ADDRESS AND LICENSURE:
Robert can be reached through U.S. mail at 10700 Fondren Rd. #802, Houston, Texas 77096, or by phone at 516-874-3958. He can also be reached via e-mail at rzcashman@CashmanIP.com or via Twitter under the username HoustonLawy3r. Robert is licensed as an attorney in Texas, in New York, and is licensed as a patent attorney before the US Patent & Trademark Office.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES, COMMENTS REGARDING FEES, ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS:
Some links within this website may lead to other sites. Robert does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference, and does not necessarily sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of such linked materials.
Past results do not indicate future success. Although general contingent fees and other fee arrangements are discussed on this website, the specific terms of any actual fee agreement dictate the rights and obligations regarding fees and costs within any attorney-client relationship. These rights and obligations are not supplanted or affected in any way by this website or any other information other than a signed agreement between the firm and its client(s).