How We Work Together on Behalf of Your Client
When your duty to protect the best interests of your client means calling in new counsel, the attorneys at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer are honored to take that call.
Whether it’s because of the type of case or a difficult stage of litigation you’ve reached, we proudly help by taking referrals and entering joint-venture relationships with other lawyers.
Our presence on a case can help clients maximize their recovery, and, in turn, benefit the lawyer who referred us the case.
How Attorney Referral Fee Sharing Works
Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer follows all state bar rules on fee-sharing agreements. The Kentucky Bar Association requires clients to agree on the attorneys’ fee arrangement in writing and attorneys to maintain joint responsibility on a case.
We also want all referral agreements authorized by the client before we start work so there’s never a misunderstanding about the obligations of each law firm.
Referral fee percentages vary depending on several factors:
- Type of case
- Risk level
- Anticipated costs
- Level of referring attorney involvement
- Stage of litigation
Whether we take a referral case—or enter a joint venture on cases with attorneys who want to stay more actively involved in litigation—we’ve always been able to reach equitable fee-sharing arrangements.
We can assist on many types of cases, including personal injury in Kentucky or West Virginia, workers’ compensation, insurance bad faith, product liability, medical malpractice and Social Security Disability.
We also can join at any stage of litigation, depending on the facts of each individual case, even associating in as counsel on the eve of mediation or trial.
Please contact us if you have a case you want to refer to us, or if you want to joint-venture with us.