Lawyer Referrals and Co-Counsel Agreements

Price Benowitz is happy to participate in fee-sharing arrangements with referring attorneys and co-counsel for personal injury and medical malpractice cases, consistent with Maryland Rule 1.5, Virginia Rule 1.5, and DC Rule 1.5(e).

At our firm, we pride ourselves on the experience and legal acumen of our attorneys. Because we are so dedicated to providing clients with excellent service across our practice areas, our lawyers have developed skillsets that make them not only effective counselors, litigators, and negotiators, but also knowledgeable authorities on a wide array of legal subject matter.

We are excited to share our experience and resources with other attorneys, and at the same time, we are also happy to leverage our extensive professional network by referring potential clients to other attorneys or different practice groups, who can best serve their needs. As such, we offer the opportunity for referrals and co-counsel agreements.

Below, we briefly summarize our approach to the referrals and co-counsel agreements, as well as what that means for clients and attorneys who are interested in working with our firm at various points throughout the process.


When we get a call from a potential client, one of our primary questions throughout the case assessment process is, “how can we best serve this person?” Sometimes, the reality is that we do not have the proper resources to help someone if their case involves a very niche practice area. In these circumstances, we are often able to reach out to another attorney or firm who may be able to help that client.

At the same time, we also accept client referrals from fellow lawyers, who may be in a similar position. If you or your firm are unable to help a client for any reason—whether due to geographical constraints, investigative resources, or simply because your case load is too heavy, please give us a call.

Co-Counsel Agreements

Sometimes, a cut and dry referral isn’t the ideal a way to approach a case. In situations like these, a co-counsel agreement may be an effective way for clients and their attorneys to reap the benefits of working with another lawyer or firm, while still maintaining an active role in the case.

Some common reasons for seeking a favorable co-counsel agreement include:

  • Increased investigative resources
  • Assistance from attorneys who have extensive experience within a specific practice area
  • The ability to call upon expert witnesses who might not otherwise be available
  • The opportunity to learn on the job while ensuring that your client is still protected by an experienced legal advocate

Every co-counsel agreement is as unique as the case and client it pertains to, which means that these collaborations require active participation from all parties involved. If you think that you or your client might benefit from working side-by-side with our experienced legal team, contact our law offices today.

How to Connect with Us

In order for us to determine whether a referral or co-counsel agreement is a good fit, it helps for us to have as much information as possible. If you or your firm would be interested in working with us, simply call our offices and ask our friendly legal team how to get started. Once we have a few pieces of basic information, we can evaluate the case and determine if a referral or co-counsel agreement is right for the client, for you, and for our firm.

Co-Counsel and Referrals