LeavenLaw, we pride ourselves not only on helping our clients, but helping fellow
members of the Bar as well. In this modern day, it is imperative that
we, as professionals, have the ability to focus and become proficient
at what we do. We recognize that many lawyers -- especially those in firms
that focus on certain areas of the law -- do not have the resources or
desire to be all things to all people. That makes sense and is why we
refer our matters that we have limited or no experience in handling.
Rules Regulating the Florida Bar
Consistent with the Rules that regulate our profession, LeavenLaw pays
-- and is happy to do so -- referral fees to licensed attorneys that refer
clients to our office for representation. More specifically, Rule 4-1.5,
LeavenLaw will pay all licensed Florida lawyers a fee for referring a
client to our office that we ultimately represent and recover monies for
such client. LeavenLaw's attorneys are happy to discuss one of two
lawful fee arrangements with other, licensed Florida lawyers. They are:
(1) referral fee, and (2) co-counsel fee.
In the event that a licensed Florida lawyer simply wants to
refer a prospective client to LeavenLaw, but does not have any desire to actively
participate, litigate or co-counsel the case, LeavenLaw will pay a 25%
referral fee on any fees that it receives to such lawyer that accepts
secondary responsibility. LeavenLaw, as the attorneys assuming primary
responsibility for the legal services on behalf of the client, shall receive
75% of the total fee. Rule 4-1.5 (f)(4)(D); (g).
In the event that a licensed Florida lawyer wants to
actively participate, litigate or co-counsel the case, LeavenLaw will be happy to consider
this arrangement. In the event that you wish to co-counsel the case, fees
shall be divided between firms based upon the proportion of the services
performed by each firm or by written agreement with the client, with each
firm accepting joint legal responsibility for the representation and agrees
to be available and the terms of the division of fees being fully disclosed
to the client. Rule 4-1.5 (f)(4)(D); (g).