WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF AN ATTORNEY REFERRING A CRIMINAL CASE TO THE HEDDING LAW FIRM?
I receive calls from attorneys all the time interested in assisting one of their clients in finding a criminal defense attorney that can help them with their criminal case. I usually have the referring attorney give me a run down from their perspective what the client needs help with. After that, I will meet with client face to face or over the phone and go over the case with them. Depending how involve the referring attorney wants to be, I sometimes have them sit in on the initial consultation, either in person or over the phone. I enjoy working with other attorneys and find they are a great source of business and usually very helpful in assisting the client get to the right place in order to achieve the best result.
In addition to assisting attorneys who need a criminal defense attorney for one of their clients at the state or federal level, I also am available as a strategist for attorneys and their clients related to matters that could become criminal, to make sure the attorney and client do not make a move that could trigger a criminal filing. Having down over 200 jury trials at the state and federal levels, I have attorneys contact me all the time asking advice on criminal, civil and federal related matters. I am a firm believer that attorneys are an important part of society and that we have a duty to help people when it comes to human affairs and make a good name for ourselves and our profession.
HOW ARE FEES HANDLED WHEN IT COMES TO AN ATTORNEY REFERRING A CRIMINAL CASE?
Of course we do everything within the bounds of State Bar guidelines. Many times the referring attorney is simply interested in genuinely helping a particular client and is not interested in being compensated. Other times, depending on the circumstances, the referring attorney will work hand in hand with us to assist the client and they are compensated directly from the client to do that. And, if it is a situation where the referring attorney is looking for a referral fee for sending the client our way, then that should be brought up from the beginning and we can discuss how that can be ethically accomplished and handled in a way that the client is on board and all parties get what they deserve. If you are an attorney looking for assistance or a staff member of the referring attorney, give us a call an we are happy to see what we can do to help. Call Hedding Law Firm now!