Attorney Referrals

At 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.

Referral 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).

Co-Counsel Fee

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).