Attorney Referrals

Lawyer to Lawyer Referrals

The Higgins firm maintains numerous close professional relationships with attorneys and other law firms that regularly refer workers compensation cases to us in exchange for a percentage of our attorneys' fees earned from the case. Some of our relationships are with firms that do not practice in Tennessee but we also have several Tennessee firms that send us cases. Most of our local referring attorneys believe that their time is better spent focusing on their own area of the law, just as our firm has a specific section dedicated to workers compensation cases. This focus allows us to keep current on the nuances of the ever changing Tennessee Workers Compensation Act.

Tennessee Rules Of Ethics Authorize Fee Sharing Between Lawyers

Attorneys may mistakenly be under the impression that lawyers are not allowed to receive referral fees. This is incorrect. Specifically, the Tennessee Rules of ethics allow lawyers to divide a fee on either the basis of the proportion of services they render or by agreement between the participating lawyers if all assume responsibility for the representation as a whole and the client is advised and does not object. We comply with all State Bar rules when entering into fee sharing arrangements, and we pay referral fees at prevailing rates.

Why Send Your Case To The Higgins Firm

There are several reasons other lawyers and law firms refer their Tennessee workers compensation cases to our office. To begin with, the partner leading our workers compensation division, Jim Higgins, has been pursuing these cases for nearly 20 years. He began his career defending workers compensation claims for a large Tennessee insurance defense law firm; however, for the past several years, he has only represented injured workers. We have the resources to handle cases across the state and have successfully litigated cases throughout Tennessee. Our firm has good working relationships with experts, physicians, other lawyers and the Tennessee Department of Labor. We also are equipped to pursue the cases through the appellate level if that becomes necessary. We have a regimented tracking system for our referring lawyers so that when fees are collected, everyone is paid promptly. Our firm is able to front any costs associated with cases we pursue. We realize that a strong fruitful relationship with our referring attorneys helps everyone, particularly our clients.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to discuss a potential case feel free to contact us at any time. We can review the claim and discuss your needs. You can contact us toll free at 800.705.2121 or just send us an email at