At Redondo Law, we know firmly believe that the greatest compliment another attorney or law firm can pay us is to refer us a case. Having worked many years as a defense lawyer, Mike Redondo knows that there are many instances where a lawyer or law firm has the skills or expertise to handle a case, but they may be prevented from doing so due to conflicts or other concerns. Other times, a case may exceed the particular experience or comfort level of a lawyer but that lawyer nevertheless wants to ensure that their client gets exceptional service.
Regardless of the reasons, Redondo Law is always happy to fully participate in fee-sharing arrangements with referring attorneys and co-counsel in accordance with Florida Rule 4-1.5 for personal injury claims, insurance disputes, and select other cases on a case-by-case basis. This includes cases referred by our colleagues in other jurisdictions, as the Florida Bar specifically permits referral arrangements with out-of-state attorneys under certain circumstances!
We are happy to offer the opportunity for both referrals and co-counsel agreements. We take great pleasure in sharing our experiences and resources with our referral partners and co-counsel throughout the life of a case. Similarly, when a client comes in with a case that we think would be better suited by a different law firm, we are happy to refer that person to other attorneys who can better serve their needs. This is particularly true considering the fact that we have a broad client base that often require legal assistance in areas of law that we do not practice.
Below, you will find our approach to referrals and co-counsel agreements. You will also be able to better understand what that means in terms of our clients and the attorneys who might be interested in working with us.
We firmly believe that all attorneys should ensure that they are doing everything possible to best serve their clients. Sometimes, the reality is that we may not be the best law firm to help if someone’s case involves a practice area that we are not fully familiar with. If those are the circumstances, we will reach out to other attorneys or law firms who may be a better fit for that client’s specific situation.
Likewise, we are also happy to accept client referrals from other lawyers and law firms as well. Please give us a call if you or your law firm cannot help a client due to geographical constraints, investigative resources, or even if you currently just have too much on your plate. We love to help out our community and provide our resources to people who may need them.
Sometimes, the most effective approach to help a client in need is not a referral but a co-counsel agreement. A co-counsel agreement may be a productive way for clients and attorneys to reap the benefits of working with another firm while still actively representing their client in a case.
A co-counsel agreement could be the most effective method to assist your client because of:
- Increased resources
- Knowledge provided by attorneys who have greater experience within a niche practice area
- Increased number of expert witnesses
- The ability to learn from a reputable attorney while ensuring that a client has a qualified legal advocate fighting for their best interests
Co-counsel agreements require active participation from all parties involved in order to be compliant with Florida Bar rules, as each agreement is unique to the specific case and client to which they pertain. If your law firm or client specifically could benefit from a co-counsel agreement with our dedicated legal team, contact our offices today.