About MahanyLaw

MahanyLaw and its predecessor firms have helped people nationwide. We are driven by a desire to help victims of police, government and jail misconduct. While we believe we comply with the legal marketing rules in the states where our lawyers are licensed (Wisconsin, Illinois & Maine), we offer this disclosure and disclaimer page for everyone no matter where they are located or where their claims may be brought. Many of these disclaimers re disclosed out of an abundance of caution and not because we are advertising or soliciting clients in a particular state.


Void Where Prohibited by Law

The Internet is unique in that we do not know where this site may be viewed or accessed. We do not intend to solicit clients where prohibited by law or where different legal advertising rules may apply.

Limited Liability Company

MahanyLaw operates as a Limited Liability Company. Our partner firms may have different operating structures.

Hiring of a Lawyer

Some jurisdictions require specific disclaimers about the importance of hiring a lawyer. Although we do not solicit clients in states where we are not licensed, out of an abundance of caution we provide the following general disclaimer: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Joint and Principal Responsibility Explained

Except on whistleblower matters, MahanyLaw generally does not maintain principal responsibility for cases handled by others in our network of trusted partner firms. As required by some jurisdictions, we disclose: While MahanyLaw maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility.

Contingent Fees, Calculation of Fees and Costs

Most services on this site are provided on a contingent fee basis. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action must sometimes be paid by the client although they are generally advanced by the lawyers. Our partners and we will always disclose on the written representation agreement how costs must be calculated and who bears ultimate responsibility for those costs.

The percentage legal (contingency) fee will be computed before or after expenses are deducted from the recovery in accordance with state laws. Please refer to the representation for details on how the services will be provided. If you have questions, make sure you ask the principal attorney or call us.

Contingent legal fees may be capped or limited in certain states. We comply with all local rules where our cases are brought.

Use of Local Counsel

Sometimes we bring an action in a state where we are not licensed. We do that by affiliating with local counsel licensed in the jurisdiction where the action is filed or brought. If the case is brought on a contingent fee basis, the hiring of local counsel will not increase the total amount of legal fees in the case.

State Disclaimers

With the exception of the Wisconsin disclaimer, the following disclaimers are set forth for general information and out of an abundance of caution. We do not market or advertise in states where we or our partner firms are not licensed.

AL: 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.

CO: Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.

FL: 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. This 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.


If we or our partner counsel should bring an action in Kentucky, we must disclose: COURT COSTS AND CASE EXPENSES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT.

MS: The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.

MO: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.

NV: The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.



NC: The case outcomes contained within this website depend upon a variety of legal, factual, and circumstantial factors unique to each case. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome regardless of any similarities to any other legal matter. The cases mentioned on this website are illustrative only of the types of cases the firm handles and not all cases or outcomes are provided. The firm may associate with counsel external to the firm to assist with some cases.


TN: 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.

TX: Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

WI: In MahanyLaw operates as a limited liability company. A limited liability company insulates the members from the personal creditor liability, but omissions in professional services is not insulated.

WY: 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.

Responsibility of Website

Some states require that a law firm engaged in advertising provide the office or attorney responsible for the content of the website. MahanyLaw designates its principal office located at 8112 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 101, Milwaukee (Wauwatosa), Wisconsin 53213. The attorney responsible for the content of this website is Brian Mahany.

Limitation of Liability

A covered party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and lost profits or savings) in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with this site, including its content, regardless of any negligence of any covered party. “Covered party” means the MaahnyLaw, its affiliates, its listees, its law firm partners who are named on this site and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of the MahanyLaw, its affiliates, and its listees or law firm partners.

Legal Notices and Disclaimers

The information provided on this website is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information. Our hope is to provide helpful information which may aid people in deciding if they need legal representation. Nothing on this website is intended to create any legal relationship between the MahanyLaw or its law firm partners or any of their attorneys and the user / reader.

Although we believe the information on this website to be accurate, we do not warrant or guaranty anything on the site to be correct, complete, or current. We make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information at this website or at any other website to which this site is linked.

This website is not intended to create and does not create an attorney-client relationship between the user and MahanyLaw or its law firm partners. An attorney-client relationship with us cannot be formed by reading the information at this website. The only way to become a client is by a written, mutual agreement in the form of a representation letter.

This website is not soliciting clients and does not propose any type of transaction. You should not act or rely on any information at this website without seeking the advice of an attorney.

The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisements.