How Referrals Work?
A percentage of our practice stems from other attorneys. We specialize in trying cases because of our resources and experience. We are often brought in when a case fails to settle. In other situations, a client is directed to us at the outset, and we sign the client to our contract as opposed to that of the referring attorney. No matter when we are brought into a case, we pay referral fees. We work closely with the referring attorney.
Once on the case, we either become sole counsel of record or we become lead counsel. In either situation, we take primary responsibility for strategy, discovery, trial preparation, settlement negotiations, witness-gathering, expert witness procurement, trial, post-trial (including liens), and appeals.
Our referral fees are designed to be competitive with those of the highest quality trial lawyers in the Bay Area. The exact amount, however, varies depending on the amount of input, work and expense contributed by the referring attorney. We stay within the provisions of the California law and the Code of Ethics. We always pay something for the referring attorney’s work. The payment can range in certain situations.