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Use of, including all materials and all online services provided by Hammelman Law, PLLC is subject to the following terms and conditions of use. By using, you agree without modification to these terms and conditions and acknowledge reading them.

No Attorney-Client Relationship or Legal Advice

Materials on contain general information only to permit you to learn more about the firm and the services provided. It is not legal advice, should not acted on as legal advice, and is subject to change without notice.

Neither receipt of information on nor any communication sent to Hammelman Law, PLLC, also known as "HL", or its attorneys through will create an attorney-client relationship. No user of should act or refrain from acting, on the basis of information included on without first consulting legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.


Licensure Status

Melanie Hammelman is licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia, and is not intended as advertising or solicitation in any jurisdiction where the site would be so characterized and fails to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction.  HL does not seek to represent anyone based solely upon a visit to, advertising, or anywhere which to do so would not comply with applicable local laws and rules.


Scope of Legal Services

An attorney-client relationship with prospective clients is established only after an attorney of HL has expressly communicated the ability to accept representation of your matter. HL may decline to provide legal service if a conflict of interest is discovered or if it is made clear that the client and attorney have incompatible views on the client's legal matter. The scope of legal services to be performed by an attorney of HL will be expressly agreed upon in writing by you before any legal services are performed, and does not include any services that have been expressly excluded or are otherwise outside the scope of the written agreement.


Links and Email Addresses

Links posted on this website to other websites are provided only as a convenience to our clients. HL assumes no responsibility for the content, security or reliability of any websites to which we have posted links.

Spamming and the unsolicited broadcasts of email addresses or links is prohibited and unauthorized.


No Warranty or Liability

The information presented on is provided “as is” and “as available,” without representation or warranty of any kind. HL does not represent or warrant that such information is or will be always current, complete, or accurate. Any representation or warranty that might be otherwise implied is expressly disclaimed.

You agree that HL is not liable to you or others, in any way or for any damages of any kind, arising from the use of , including, but not limited to, liability or damaged caused by viruses contained within electronic files of this site or any linked site, regardless of prior notice to our office.



Unless otherwise indicated, all materials, including, without limitation, HL logo, all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof, also termed the “look and feel,” are the proprietary and copyrighted property of HL. You may electronically copy and print hard copy portions of for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for information and non-commercial, personal use only. All reproduced material requires a copyright notice in the form of “© Hammelman Law, PLLC, All Rights Reserved” to be displayed on the relevant page(s). Any other use of the materials in – including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display or performance – without the prior written permission of HL is strictly prohibited.



The terms of this agreement will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The state and federal courts located in Loudoun County, Virginia will have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising from or relating to this agreement, or any services provided by Hammelman Law, PLLC.



The rights and obligations created for you under this agreement may not be assigned to any other party.



In the event that one or more of the provisions of this agreement shall be found unenforceable, illegal, or invalid, it shall not affect any other provisions of this agreement, and this agreement shall be construed as if the provision found to be unenforceable, illegal, or invalid had never been contained in the agreement, or the unenforceable, illegal, or invalid provision shall be construed, amended, and/or reformed to be made enforceable, legal, and valid.


Complete Understanding

These Terms and Conditions supersede any prior communication, representations, or agreements between you and HL and constitutes the complete and final agreement related to the use of or any services provided by HL.


Modification of These Terms

The HL reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which is available. By using or sending us any personal information, you agree to this policy and are bound to this policy in effect as of the date of such use.


If you have any questions or concerns about the Terms & Conditions, contact

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