Referrals & Co-Counsel Representation
Correll Law Firm, PLC is open to discuss fee-sharing arrangements with referring attorneys and co-counsel for personal injury matters, consistent with Virginia Rule 1.5 and DC Rule 1.5(e), and other applicable ethical rules and opinions.
When we get a call from a potential client, one of our primary questions throughout the case assessment process is, “how can we best serve this person?” Sometimes, the reality is that we do not have the proper resources to help someone if their case involves a very niche practice area. In these circumstances, we are often able to reach out to another attorney or firm who may be able to help that client.
At the same time, we also accept client referrals from fellow lawyers, who may be in a similar position. If you or your firm are unable to help a client for any reason—whether due to geographical constraints, investigative resources, or simply because your case load is too heavy, please give us a call.
Sometimes, a cut and dry referral isn’t the ideal a way to approach a case. In situations like these, a co-counsel agreement may be an effective way for clients and their attorneys to reap the benefits of working with another lawyer or firm, while still maintaining an active role in the case.
Some common reasons for seeking a favorable co-counsel agreement include:
- Increased investigative resources
- Assistance from attorneys who have extensive experience within a specific practice area
- The ability to call upon expert witnesses who might not otherwise be available
- The opportunity to learn on the job while ensuring that your client is still protected by an experienced legal advocate
Every co-counsel agreement is as unique as the case and client it pertains to, which means that these collaborations require active participation from all parties involved. If you think that you or your client might benefit from working side-by-side with our experienced legal team, contact our law offices today.
How to Connect with Us
In order for us to determine whether a referral or co-counsel agreement is a good fit, it helps for us to have as much information as possible. If you or your firm would be interested in working with us, simply call our offices and ask our friendly legal team how to get started. Once we have a few pieces of basic information, we can evaluate the case and determine if a referral or co-counsel agreement is right for the client, for you, and for our firm.