Submitting a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voice mail, does not create an Attorney-Client relationship. When you consult with us, that does not mean you are a client of our firm. You become a client only after we have evaluated your claim, agreed to represent you, and we have each signed a fee agreement. In order to make the determination whether we believe you have a viable claim, and it is the kind of claim which our firm usually accepts, we will ask you for personal information. We may also request you to sign forms which will allow us to obtain information from other sources, such as schools or medical providers. All of your communications, and the information provided to us, is completely confidential, and subject to the professional rules relating to Attorney-Client privilege, even if we do not accept you as a client. The confidentiality requirement continues even after the Attorney-Client relationship ends. All documents in a client’s file will be maintained for a period of six years after the Attorney-Client relationship ends, at which time they will be destroyed.