Henke Law Office Legal Notices
It is the intent of the Henke Law Office to comply with all laws and ethical rules in the preparation of this web site. By virtue of the characteristics of Internet communication of lawyer advertisements generally, including by the ability of persons to view the advertisement beyond state borders, and indeed worldwide, the following notices are provided for all states of the United States. The state laws and state bar rules and other laws governing Internet comminication generally, and attorney advertisements in particular, are constantly changing. The Henke Law Office has made an effort here to comply with all the applicable state laws, state bar rules and other rules in anticipation that this web site might be viewed by citizens of the 50 states of the United States. This web site is not intended for those whose potential cases do not have a nexus with the state of California, e.g., an accident or incident that arose in the state, or in which the lawsuit might properly be brought in the state, e.g., by virtue of a defendant's incorporation in the state or the location of its principal place of business in the state. Mr. Henke is licensed only to practice only in the state of California and does not undertake to represent clients in other states or advise clients on the laws of other states, except as conflicts of laws or jurisdictional issues may arise in connection with a discussion of which states a particular claim might be filed. Because the state laws and state bar rules regarding Internet attorney communication and advertisement are constantly changing, an effort has been made below to comply with the most current laws of all states.
To the extent that some states may require that the attorney responsible for the preparation of Internet lawyer advertising be identified in the advertisement and/or that the state and location of the lawyer's principal place of business be identified, be it known that: Raymond L. Henke, Esq. is responsible for the web site and Mr. Henke's principal place of business is located in the County of Los Angeles, State of California.
The ONLY way to create an attorney/client relationship with Raymond L. Henke or the Law Office of Raymond L. Henke is by a written attorney/client agreement, signed by the client and by Mr. Henke.
The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on advertisements. The prospective client is encouraged to contact Mr. Henke to discuss the merits of his or her case, to determine whether Mr. Henke would be willing to prosecute the case, to inquire further about Mr. Henke's qualifications, and to determine the specific contractual terms under which Mr. Henke would be willing to prosecute the prospective client's case. The prospective client should also consult other qualified attorneys to determine their credentials, and the contractual terms under which they would be willing to prosecute the prospective client's case. On any prospective client's request, Mr. Henke will refer him or her to one or more other qualified attorneys, to compare attorney credentials, and the prospective client may also wish to consider contacting the closest county bar association legal referral service for additional referrals to appropriately qualified legal counsel. The prospective client will thus have the opportunity to inquire of those and any other attorneys the prospective client elects to consult as to the qualifications perceived as most relevant and important to the individual prospective client. Ultimately, however, the prospective client must weigh the relative qualifications of such attorneys as he may elect to interview and make this decision for himself or herself.
Because this web site might be viewed by visitors nationally, the following are legal notices are intended to comply with the laws, professional rules and/or court decisions of the identified states.
Alabama: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Colorado: Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.
Florida: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Iowa: The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Kentucky and Oregon: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
Mississippi: The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Missouri: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Nevada: The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.
New Mexico: LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT.
Tennessee: Mr. Henke is not certified as a Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Estate Planning or Elder Law specialist or any other kind of specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
Texas: Mr. Henke is not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Wyoming: The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer's credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.
Mr. Henke has attempted his very best to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in compiling this web site, however, the legal and ethical rules governing electronic attorney "advertising" is a rapidly developing field. Mr. Henke does not want to offer to represent or undertake to represent clients based on their review of any portion of this web site that might not comply with a particular state or state bar association legal or regulatory requisite. Therefore, Mr. Henke urges that you not to rely upon it but, rather, contact him directly, inquire about his credentials, discuss with Mr. Henke the facts of your case, consider his case evaluation, contact other lawyers and do the same, conduct any other research and inquiry as you deem appropriate to determine whether you have a viable case, and then decide whether you wish to file suit and whether Mr. Henke may be the appropriate attorney represent you.
Mr. Henke is licensed to practice law only in the State of California. He does not offer by this web site to appear as counsel or as counsel pro hac vice in any other state in the country. Furthermore, Mr. Henke will not entertain a request by a potential client to represent him or her pro hac vice in another state. Mr. Henke would only consider such a request by an out of state attorney. However, Mr. Henke does not solicit any such requests by this web site.
Mr. Henke does not by this advertisement hold himself out as a referral agency or a referral source. Mr. Henke may on request recomend that the client consult his state's or a county's or another state's trial lawyers association or academy of trial lawyers, or where the client requests a referral to another lawyer, or if Mr. Henke determines that another lawyer may be more qualified for the particular case or geographically closer and more able to process the litigation economically, Mr. Henke may refer the case to another lawyer, except in such states where to do so would violate the law. By this advertisement Mr. Henke has not offered and does not offer to make referrals. If Mr. Henke is later requested by a potential client to provide a referral, then, just as any lawyer would be permitted to, Mr. Henke may consent to make a referral and accept a referral fee, however, he will do so only to attorneys in states where fee sharing or referral fees are legal, and not prohibited by the state's rules of professional conduct.
Reference is made in the web site to Mr. Henke's previous million dollar settlements and jury verdicts. Mr. Henke has obtained many million dollar and multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements. Some of those jury verdicts and settlements are referred to on the pages of this site. On each page we provide the required California state bar disclaimer, and state it here again: The results obtained in those cases were dependent upon the facts of the cases, and the results will differ in other cases based on different facts. Furthermore, no guarantee, representation or warranty is intended by anything stated in this web site and none should be inferred that Mr. Henke will achieve for any particular potential client a million dollar result or any other particular result. Mr. Henke does not warranty or represent or guarantee that any particular result would obtain in any visitor's particular case.
$2,500,000.00 Settlement in Contested Liability Motorcycle Accident. Below knee amputation.
*The results obtained in the cases listed were dependent upon the facts of the cases, and the results will differ in other cases based on different facts
Read Henke Law Group Scientific Review Article.
Trial Lawyer Qualifications of Attorney Ray Henke.
Attorney. Henke and his law firm are "AV" rated by Martindale and Hubbell, the highest lawyer legal ability rating ("A") and highest attorney ethical standards rating ("V") awarded by the most highly respected lawyer ranking directory in the United States. According to Martindale & Hubbell: "AV Peer Review Rating — shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."
Mr. Henke is a former Governor of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the 5th Largest Trial Lawyer Association in the United States. He was also nominated by LATLA for the "Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. "
Henke's cases and trial work have been the subject of substantial legitimate news coverage from front page articles in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, national legitimate television news, Tom Brokaw's Evening News, CNN. He has also testified before Congress at the invitation of the Chairman of the US House Judiciary specifically with regard to 10 punitive damage "test" cases, the trial of 5 of which ultimately yielded a multimillion dollar California jury verdict. Mr. Henke has obtained numerous million dollar and multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients. Attorney Henke has also obtained extraordinary published state and federal appellate results effecting lasting, significant changes in the law favorable to his clients and other plaintiff litigants. The Henke Law Firm's lawyer credentials and track record specific to each subject area are set forth more specifically on subject matter pages.
Attorney Henke obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco, where he served on the USF Law Review, received the American Jurisprudence Award and served as an extern with the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. .