Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently accepts referrals from other Michigan attorneys and lawyers from around the United States, Canada, and other countries. Firms trust us to represent their clients based upon our skill, integrity, and success rate. We recently celebrated our 50th year in business and have many thousands of past and present satisfied clients.
Our firm is AV-rated by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings. The law firm and our individual attorneys have won numerous awards and accolades in the legal profession, including being named:
- U.S. News Best Law Firms
- U.S. News Best Lawyers
- Best Attorneys of America
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Super Lawyers
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
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:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including auto, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy
- Nursing home neglect
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Sexual assaults and sex abuse cases
- Poisoning cases, including those involving lead paint, carbon monoxide, and food poisoning
- Dog bites and attacks
- All other personal injury matters
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 referral fee. We guarantee this in writing to the referring lawyer.
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 a $ 360,000 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.
Is the Referring Attorney Required to Work on a Michigan Case?
No. Unlike in other states, Michigan does not require that the referring lawyer work or co-counsel the case in order to receive a referral fee. The Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 1.5 (e) only requires that the client is advised of the referral arrangement and does not object and that the total fee on the case is reasonable.
The client’s written consent is required for any type of referral or co-counsel fee arrangement. We will get the client’s written consent as part of our original retainer agreement. Our Contingent Fee Agreements include language that a referral fee will be paid to you and the client’s signature acknowledges the payment of your referral fee.
How to Refer Your Michigan Injury Client 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Michigan Accident Attorney Referral Review
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC | Toledo, OH
As an Ohio attorney, I frequently have clients injured in Michigan accidents. I refer all of my Michigan accident cases to Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. The results have been great and I always receive my referral fee check.
Charles E. Boyk
Attorney At Law
- 29000 Inkster Road
Southfield, MI 48034
- Phone: (248) 595-7544
- 19 Clifford St.
Suite 805 Merchants Row
Detroit, MI 48226
- Phone: (313) 992-8281
- 1001 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
- Phone: (313) 777-8482
- 343 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- Phone: (734) 888-3003
- 51424 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township, MI 48316
- Phone: (586) 250-2626