You can confidently entrust cases to us, assured that your clients will receive exemplary legal service, while you also enjoy substantial financial benefit.

In the legal profession, the concept of referral fees has been shrouded in myths and misconceptions. Contrary to popular belief, referral fees are not only permitted but are an integral part of fostering a collaborative environment among lawyers. To clarify, here are the truths behind the common myths:

  • Myth: Referral fees are no longer allowed.

    • Truth: Referral fees remain fully permissible under the current legal framework.

  • Myth: The referring attorney must contribute a proportionate amount of work to earn a referral fee.

    • Truth: If the referring attorney assumes joint responsibility, there is no obligation to contribute any work to receive the full referral fee.

  • Myth: Referral fees are prohibited in family law cases.

    • Truth: There is no rule or legal precedent that explicitly bans referral fees in family law.

These clarifications are crucial in understanding the actual state of referral fees in Texas. The amendments made to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct in March 2005, specifically Rule 1.04(f), did not significantly hinder the practice of sharing fees among attorneys from different firms. Instead, these rules have established clear guidelines to ensure transparency and fairness in referral agreements.

My firm’s dedication to strictly adhering to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, promptly paying referral fees and maintaining open lines of communication about case progress has been key to building and rapidly expanding a trusted network of referral lawyers.

Referral Testimonials:

The trust and satisfaction of our referral partners are best highlighted through their own words:

  • Archie “Trey” Henderson, Employment Lawyer, Houston: “Since 2001, I’ve referred over 100 cases to Hal, impressed by his ability to achieve remarkable results for his clients and his promptness in paying referral fees.”

  • Adam G. Schachter, Bankruptcy Attorney, Houston: “Hal’s effectiveness and reliability in honoring referral fees have made a significant impression on me, unlike my experiences with many others.”

  • Art Warren, Criminal Defense Attorney, Houston: “Hal’s fearless and organized approach results in satisfied clients and substantial referral fees. I refer cases to him with confidence, knowing that my referrals are in good hands and that my fees will be paid promptly.”

Our approach to legal practice is built on a foundation of professionalism, integrity, and collaboration. The success and growth of our firm are testament to the value of maintaining strong, respectful, and rewarding relationships with our peers in the legal community.