Legal Statement:

Thank you for visiting WJRB Coaches’ Corner. We hope that you find the information here useful. Please note that use of this website/blog constitutes your approval and acceptance of the following terms and conditions. If you do not approve, or are unwilling to accept, any of these conditions, you should not use this website/blog.

General Disclaimer:

This website/blog was created and made available by Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of the laws affecting the sports management industry, not to provide specific legal advice.  By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and the website/blog publisher.  The website/blog should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.

Creation of an Attorney-Client Relationship:

This website/blog, and the information it contains, is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart and the visitors or users of this website/blog. You should not act, or in any way rely, on any information provided without seeking the advice of an attorney.

No attorney-client relationship can or will exist between Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart and you until Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart expressly agree, in writing, that they will represent you, and you are their client. We reserve the right to decline any representation.

No Warranties:

While Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart do their best to update the information contained in this website/blog as often as possible, they cannot, and do not, guarantee that all information is correct, complete, or current. We therefore make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information on this website/blog, or on any other website to which this website/blog is linked.

Under no circumstances shall Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart, or any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this website/blog be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind arising from your access to, or use of, this website/blog.

Not a Solicitation:

This website/blog is not soliciting clients and does not propose any type of business or commercial transaction.

Personal Information Submitted to the Website/Blog:

Any information that you send us in an email message might not be confidential or privileged. Please do not send Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart any sensitive or confidential information unless and until we ask you to do so. While Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart will make every reasonable effort to protect whatever information is submitted by users of the website/blog, no guarantee can be made that such information will be kept confidential or secure or privileged under the law.

How to Become a Client:

If you are interested in having Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart represent you, you should call our office so that we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication.  And, as noted above, no attorney-client relationship can or will exist between Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart and you until we expressly agree, in writing, to represent you, and you are our client.

The telephone numbers for our office are listed in this website/blog. We reserve the right to decline any representation. Please also note that we may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.

Legal and Ethical Requirements:

Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart have tried to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in creating and compiling this website/blog. We do not want to represent clients based on their review of any portion of this website/blog that does not comply with all applicable legal or ethical requirements.

To the extent that the professional responsibility rules of any State require us to designate a principal office or an attorney responsible for this website/blog, Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart designate their office at Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt LLC.

States Admitted to Practice:

Rick Davis is admitted and licensed to practice in the states of Alabama and Florida.

Jonathan Shugart is admitted and licensed to practice in the state of Alabama.

State Advertising Disclaimers:

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. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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. The following 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.


Tennessee: None of the attorneys in this firm are 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 by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification as a specialist in all other listed areas is not currently available in Tennessee.

Texas: Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are 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.

License & Restrictions On Use:

You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information retrieved from this website/blog. The information is provided solely for your personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes on the condition that you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices, if any. Except as expressly provided above, no part of this website/blog, including but not limited to materials retrieved there from and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In no event shall materials from this website/blog be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart.

Governing Laws:

Any dispute regarding or arising from the terms and conditions here set forth, or over the use of this website and its contents, shall be between Rick Davis and Jonathan Shugart and the users of this website/blog, as governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama. Furthermore, any such dispute shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County for the State of Alabama, and jurisdiction therefore shall rest solely in the same.

Entire Agreement; Severability:

The terms and conditions of use of this website/blog, as set forth herein, and incorporated throughout every page making up this website/blog, constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of this website/blog. If any provision of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.