Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently accepts referrals from other attorneys in Michigan, as well as all over the United States and the world. These firms trust us to represent their clients based on our skill, integrity, and success rate. We’re happy to provide our help to all who seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

From motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice to slip and falls and dog bite injuries, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is experienced in handling even the most complicated cases.  Our top-rated attorneys have the time, resources, and experience to lend our skills to other law firms to achieve the best possible result for clients.

Why Attorney Ratings Matter in Michigan

We’ve spent the past 50 years honing our skills and refining our practice with thousands of satisfied clients. Our firm is nationally recognized for its success, named one of U.S. News’ Best Law Firms and AV-rated by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.

The attorneys who practice at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are named in prominent listings such as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Best Attorneys of America. Those who refer clients to our firm can be sure their case is in good hands—our settlements and testimonials speak for themselves. By referring your personal injury client to our firm, you can ensure they will receive personal representation and one-on-one attention for their claim. As with all our clients, we strive to help referrals recover the maximum amount of compensation.

There are a myriad of reasons why you may be seeking a referral, whether it be a conflict of interest, inexperience with the type of case, or inconvenient location. Whatever the reason, referrals benefit everyone involved in the process. They provide the client with the appropriate representation which results in income for both firms. When firms refer personal injury clients to us, they’ll be introduced to a new network of referrals for their own firm’s benefit, as well. We have built excellent relationships with firms from many various practice areas near and far. If for any reason your firm finds that they cannot represent your personal injury client, contact Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

Types of Cases that Attorneys Refer to Us

We are a full service plaintiff’s personal injury law firm and handle all types of accident and injury cases.  Our team of attorneys has an excellent track record of successful settlements and verdicts in the following types of cases:

Paying Referral Fees to Lawyers

In Michigan, a referring attorney can be paid a referral fee in a settled case.  Our standard referral fee is one-third of the net settlement amount.  Once a client is retained, we assure the referring lawyer of their compensation by executing a Referral Fee Agreement.

We have paid significant referral fees to attorneys over the years and always credit attorneys with their referrals, so we never miss paying the fee.  Recent referral fees paid included $360,000 of compensation to a Florida lawyer for a truck accident death case, a $300,000 referral fee paid to a Michigan lawyer for a medical malpractice case, and a $100,000 fee paid to an Ohio lawyer for an auto accident case.

Is the Referring Attorney Required to Work on a Michigan Case?

According to Michigan state law, the referring lawyer does not have to participate in the case that they pass on in a Referral Fee Agreement to another attorney in order to receive a referral fee. However, the client must be advised of the agreement and agree to its provisions.

A Referral Fee Agreement must be executed by all parties, including the client. Whenever we accept a newly referred case, the first step we take is to obtain the client’s consent for the referral fee and execute a Referral Fee Agreement as part of the original retainer agreement paperwork.

How to Refer Your Michigan Personal Injury Case to Buckfire & Buckfire P.C.

You can refer your client to us by calling us on the phone and asking to speak directly with one of our lawyers.  You can also e-mail the referral information and he will contact the client and then confirm with you whether he accepted or declined the case.

If you have a client contact us directly, make sure the client provides your name as the referring attorney. We also that you follow-up and confirm the referral to make sure you are credited if the case settles at a later date.


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