Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP maintains close professional relationships with lawyers and firms who often refer cases to us in exchange for a percentage of our attorneys’ fees earned from that case. In this way, the referring lawyer can feel confident that the client they refer to our firm will receive the best possible representation in the case.
Many Different Types of Lawyers and Firms Refer Workers’ Compensation Claims to Us
As a board certified workers’ compensation attorney, Christopher J. Saracino pays referral fees to all different kinds of lawyers – not just to other personal injury or Workers’ Compensation lawyers. We have paid referral fees to lawyers who specialize in:
- Business Law
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Corporate Law
- Insurance Defense Law
- Criminal Law
- Social Security Law
In fact, we do the workers’ compensation work for many personal injury lawyers who do not handle New Jersey workers’ compensation claims. We record, remember , and honor the original client relationships from our referring lawyers. We will never infringe upon a relationship between a personal injury lawyer and his client, simply because we have been given the responsibility to handle the workers’ compensation claim.
Whether you refer a client or friend to us because you want to feel confident that person will be represented by an experienced, ethical and competent workers’ compensation law firm, we will be happy to enter into an appropriate referral fee arrangement with you.
New Jersey Supreme Court Authorizes Fee Sharing Between Attorneys Pursuant to R. 1:39-6 When A Case is Referred to a Certified Attorney.
Many lawyers mistakenly believe they are not allowed to accept a referral fee. The New Jersey Supreme Court authorizes lawyers to share fees on a case so long as the fee is paid by a certified attorney pursuant to R. 1:39-6. Our partner, Christopher J. Saracino, has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney and pays referral fees pursuant to R. 1:39-6.
Consider Referring Your Workers’ Compensation Cases to Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP
If you do not handle Workers’ Compensation matters, your client deserves the experience and expertise we can offer in Workers’ Compensation. Even if you do handle some personal injury cases, your New Jersey workers’ compensation claims most likely require the additional experience, talent, and resources that we can offer.
If you are a sole practitioner handling a very large workers’ compensation case or group of cases, but you are concerned that you don’t have the resources to try the case or battle the insurance company to a fair settlement, you may want to consider referring the case to us. By referring the case to Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP for handling, you take the risk out of your own practice. Given our track record, you can be confident that your client will be in good hands and that the size of the settlement or judgment we obtain will yield the best results for the client, you, and us.
Or, perhaps a relative, friend, or neighbor has approached you with a New Jersey workers’ compensation matter because they know you are in the legal profession. You may never have handled a workers’ compensation case before, but you want to make sure that this individual receives quality legal representation that will yield the very best results. If you refer that case to us, you will be entitled to a portion of the attorneys’ fees when the case is resolved.
Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP attorneys frequently substitute into matters that other attorneys have already begun handling, but where the case has become more complicated, more expensive, or more difficult than first anticipated. Where appropriate, Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP will be pleased to enter into an agreement which allocates fees and costs between our firm and yours.
Please contact us if you would like to further discuss referrals to us or an association with us for your New Jersey workers’ compensation cases that require aggressive, quality, and experienced representation. We have worked hard to earn a reputation of honesty and ethical compliance.
Let us help maximize your clients’ recovery by bringing to bear over 140 years of combined successful experience in the Workers’ Compensation arena.
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