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CPM has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Area, and New York. Members of the firm practice in federal district courts throughout the United States. Members of the firm are licensed to practice in the state(s) enumerated on their individual attorney profiles. We also have affiliations in particular cases with attorneys licensed to practice in almost every state court in the United States.

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Notice on Contingent Fees

CPM represents clients in certain cases on a contingent fee basis. In such cases, no fee will be charged in the absence of recovery. However, in the event of an adverse verdict or decision, the contingent fee litigant may be responsible for court costs.

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You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have.

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To the extent the State Bar rules require us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, CPM designates Niall McCarthy, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, 840 Malcolm Road, Burlingame, California 94010, (650) 697-6000, as the attorney responsible for this Website.

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