There are times when the best interests of your client means working with another law firm that has more experience in specific types of cases; greater familiarity with local laws, judges and juries; possesses the requisite legal credentials of a particular state; or which simply can provide additional and/or complementary resources that will maximize your opportunity for success. This is true whether you are referring a case to another firm, seeking co-counsel opportunities or as an out-of-state firm, simply looking for local counsel support.
We also recognize that every case referred to us is unique. In some situations, another firm may wish to serve as lead counsel, while in others; we are requested to fill that role. For some clients, the case may simply be handed off to us, while for others, the firm may wish that it be kept abreast of the case’s status every step of the way. Our philosophy with respect to working with other attorneys is guided by two principles. First, we understand that every firm brings unique resources, perspectives and experiences to each legal matter. It is the blending of these collective strengths that can often make the difference in a case. Second, we appreciate the relationship a law firm already enjoys with a referred client and will always respect and honor that relationship.
A large part of our client base results from attorney referrals in all types of Plaintiffs’ cases. In addition, our worker’s compensation practice section accepts cases on a referral and co-counsel basis, paying referral and co-counsel fees per the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct.