How It Works
Many of our cases come from other attorneys and we gladly pay referral
fees. In fact, we consistently pay more than $1 million in referral fees
Because we specialize in trying cases, and because of our resources and
experience, we are often brought in when a case fails to settle. In other
situations, a client is directed to us at the outset, and we sign the
client to our contract as opposed to that of the referring attorney. Regardless
of when we are brought into a case, we pay referral fees and work as closely
with the referring attorney as that attorney desires.
Once we are brought into a case, we either become sole counsel of record
or we become lead counsel. In either situation, we take primary responsibility
for strategy, discovery, trial preparation, settlement negotiations, witness-gathering,
expert witness procurement, trial, post-trial (including liens), and appeals.
Our referral fees are competitive with those of the other high quality
trial lawyers in the Bay Area and can vary depending on the amount of
input, work, and expense contributed by the referring attorney. Within
the provisions of California law and the Code of Ethics, we always pay
something for the referring attorney’s work—and that payment
can range as high as 50% in some situations.