Lawyer Referrals and Joint Ventures
Salyer Law Office receives case referrals from all types of lawyers and law firms. We also joint venture on cases with attorneys who want to stay more actively involved in litigation. Our presence on a case benefits clients by helping maximize their recovery, and, accordingly, benefits the lawyer who referred us the case. We take pride in our referral and joint-venture relationships with other lawyers and consider it an honor when we are called on a case. Salyer Law Office recognizes the importance of referral lawyers to our firm, and we believe referring attorneys are doing a great service to their clients by involving us in the representation.
Salyer Law Office complies with all State Bar rules when entering into fee-sharing agreements with other lawyers. The Kentucky Bar Association authorizes lawyers to share fees on a case as long as the client agrees to the arrangement in writing and the lawyers maintain joint responsibility on the case. To that end, all referral agreements will need to be authorized in writing by the client in advance of our getting involved in a case so there is never a misunderstanding about the obligations of each law firm.
The amount of the referral fee percentage agreed to depends on the individual circumstances of each case and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Some of the factors evaluated in determining an appropriate fee-sharing percentage are: the type of case, the risk level, the anticipated costs, the desired level of involvement of the referring attorney, and the stage of the litigation. Salyer Law Office has always been able to reach an equitable fee-sharing arrangement with a referring attorney.
Please contact us if you have a case you want to refer to us, if you want to joint- venture with us, or if you are litigating a case that has reached a difficult stage and you need our assistance. We can assist in cases at any stage of litigation, dependent upon the facts of each individual case, and can even associate in as counsel on the eve of mediation or trial.
Examples of co-counsel/referral fees paid
- $100,000 – car crash
- $98,000 – Insurance bad faith
- $96,000 – Insurance bad faith
- $95,000 – Insurance bad faith
- $84,000 – Insurance bad faith