We pay a co-counsel fee to attorneys that refer us a case. Our office is located in Miami, and we represent accident victims who were hurt anywhere in Florida, or on a cruise ship.
Florida law allows us to pay the referring attorney 25% of the gross (total) attorney’s fees. It is allowed so long as certain requirements are met. (I’ll discuss those further below.)
During the past 14 years, we’ve settled cases for people who were injured in many cities in Florida.
This includes, but isn’t limited to, the Florida Keys, Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Kendall, Fort Lauderdale, Homestead, all the way up to Pensacola, North Florida, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and much more.
We Will Sue Anywhere in Florida
We’re willing to sue anywhere in Florida if the case warrants it. We have filed lawsuits for personal injury and/or negligence in the following counties:
Before Attorney JZ began only represented injured people, he did some insurance defense work. During that time, he defended personal injury claims in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.
We have sued in Federal court as well as Florida state courts. In 2004, Attorney Justin Ziegler argued before the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
In select cases, we are willing to ask the court to grant a larger fee if appropriate. We have been privileged to have received numerous personal injury case referrals from other attorneys.
Referring Attorneys Are On Our Fee Contract, Which the Florida Rules Require
Rule 4-1.5(f)(2) requires that all referral fees in contingency fee cases have the consent of the client in writing and that:
each participating lawyer or law firm shall sign the contract with the client and shall agree to assume joint legal responsibility to the client for the performance of the services in question as if each were partners of the other lawyer or law firm involved.
You will sign our contract. We simply won’t have you sign a co-counsel agreement, and leave you in the dark as to what our contract says.
You will get a copy of the contract. If you refer us a case, our contract states that:
Each of us shall agree to assume joint legal responsibility to the client for the performance of the services in question.
We List Referring Attorneys on the Closing Statement
In fact, the Florida Bar Statement of Client Rights for Contingency Fees (Paragraph 8) requires it. The client has the right to receive and approve a closing statement at the end of the case before he or she pays any money.
The statement lists all of the financial details of the entire case, including the amount recovered, all expenses, and a precise statement of the lawyers’ fee. Thus, our referral fee will be on the closing statement.
Until the client approves the closing statement, we cannot pay any money to anyone, including the client, without an appropriate order of the court. Paragraph 8 also says that the client:
also have the right to have every lawyer or law firm working on your case sign this closing statement.
Thus, referring attorneys need to sign the closing statement.
We’ll Copy You On Every Email, Fax and Letter Sent and Received (If You Wish)
With email, it is very easy for us to copy you on all emails, faxes and letters that we send and receive. We scan records into our system. Thus, we can copy you on all documents.
At the end of the claim, we are happy to share the electronic file with you.
Do We Also Pay Referral Fees to Out of State Lawyers?
Can We Pay Money to Someone Who Isn’t a Lawyer Who Refers us A Case?
No. It is against the law.
We want to co-counsel a Florida accident case with you!
Our Miami law firm represents people injured anywhere in Florida in car accidents, truck accidents, slip, trip and falls, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, drunk driving crashes, pedestrian accidents, cruise ship or boat accidents and many other types of accidents.
We want to co-counsel a case if your client or prospective client was injured in an accident in Florida, on a cruise ship or boat. If your client lives in Florida but was injured in the state where you are licensed to practice, we also may be able to co-counsel the case with you.
See Our Settlements
Check out some of the many Florida personal injury cases that we have settled, including but not limited to car accidents, truck accidents, slip or trip and falls, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, cruise ship accidents and much more.
Call Us Now!
Call us now at (305) 661-9977 to find out if we can co-counsel a case with you.