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.
A description or indication
of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert
in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such 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.
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 of 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 lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
These notices are required by rule
of the Supreme Court of Iowa.