At Zinda Law Group, we understand that great results are built by relationships. Zinda Law Group is a personal injury law firm with offices across Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida. We have a successful record of working with law firms nationwide through referral, joint-venture, and co-counsel relationships, and we hope you will consider partnering with us.
We Reflect You: Our firm safeguards the interests and reputations of our referring attorneys, and your clients will receive the same level of dedication, professionalism, and responsiveness from us as they would from you.
Client Service: We maintain a small docket, which helps ensure all our clients receive the individualized attention they deserve. From the initial consultation to the final result, our attorneys guide clients every step of the way, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Great Settlements: We have achieved a number of six- and seven-figure results for our deserving clients.
Fast Results: We are often able to resolve cases in a timely manner through aggressive representation and operational efficiency.
Litigation-Focused: Our experienced lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to treat every case as if it were going to trial.
Vast Resources: We have the ability to conduct thorough investigations, hire expert witnesses, and utilize cutting-edge technology to help us build the strongest case possible.
"I feel like Mr. Caputo and Zinda Law Group always treat my referrals with real respect and consideration, and quite often those I have referred report back to me how thankful they were to be introduced to the Zinda Law Group. I have only observed the highest level of professionalism from Mr. Caputo, which has led me to trust Mr. Caputo's evaluation of a potential case."
"Zinda Law Group is a great law firm to work alongside. Their team is very structured and they are great in their communication. Looking forward to an ongoing relationship on future cases!"
Joe I. Zaid
Joe I. Zaid & Associates
Zinda Law Group prides itself on a team of client-focused, experienced lawyers. By partnering with Zinda Law Group, you gain access to experienced lawyers across the country. We have also handled complex liability cases across the country.
Our aim is to ensure that all of our Spanish-speaking clients who choose us to represent them can get access to legal assistance in their own language, providing them with a stress-free and easy to understand client experience.
ATTORNEY REFERRAL PROCESS
In the last 10 years alone, we’ve paid more than $418k in referral fees to other firms.
PERSONAL INJURY CO-COUNSEL FEE
State law regulates co-counsel fees. In most states, referral fees for personal injury cases between lawyers are permitted, but some requirements must be met.
In some cases, fees are paid in a ‘proportion of services’ manner. In this situation, both the referring lawyer and the new lawyer perform substantial services on behalf of the client. The legal fee is split between the two lawyers in proportion to the services performed. The services performed have to be something beyond being hired by the client and forwarding the case.
In other cases, you may agree to joint responsibility for the client’s case. In this case, the referring lawyer must make a reasonable investigation into the client’s legal matter, choose a competent handling attorney, monitor the legal work after referring the case, keep the client informed about the matter, and assist the handling attorney when necessary.
In both of these situations, the client must consent in writing to the arrangement before the association can take place. The client must consent to all lawyers and firms involved, whether the fees will be divided according to the proportion of services provided by each attorney and the share of the fee each lawyer or firm will receive.
When you enter into a referral agreement, the responsibilities and obligations for each attorney are expressed clearly. The percentage of fees the referring attorney is expected to receive will also be included in the agreement.
REGARDING ATTORNEY REFERRALS
Referring a client means I’m unqualified.
Attorneys decide to partner with another firm for numerous reasons, including sharing resources, managing caseload, and gaining access to experts in specialized areas of law – it does not mean you are not qualified.
Bringing in another lawyer looks bad.
Referral arrangements are conducted for the client’s best interest. In fact, having a resource on hand to refer clients to may give the impression that your firm is better connected, thus giving your client a better sense of trust. Referring a client to another lawyer is preferable to losing a case you could’ve won.
Bringing in a co-counsel from a well-known firm is only valuable for garner name recognition.
While some law firms may be well known, many larger firms also have resources that can make a partnership more beneficial, such as more legal staff and access to a greater amount of resources. A referral should be pursued because it is in the best interest of your client.
REFERRAL VERSUS CO-COUNSEL
If you want to continue working with a client on a case but need help, seeking co-counsel is a great solution. With a referral, you will have less interaction with the case after passing it on to another attorney. By partnering with a co-counsel, you will stay with your client while also working alongside another firm.
This arrangement benefits both you and your client, because you will now have the resources of another firm at your disposal, and you will be able to utilize another lawyer’s strengths, knowledge, experience for your client’s case.
If you are practicing in a new area of law or are inexperienced as to a certain subject matter, partnering with a co-counsel is an excellent way to gain experience while still providing competent and ethical representation to your client. If you expect the case to be difficult or time-consuming and your firm cannot see the case through, gaining assistance from other lawyers is an ideal way to pool resources and manage your caseload.
Zinda Law Group has had many successful co-counsel relationships with attorneys and clients throughout the years. If you or your client would benefit from working in partnership with our legal team, contact us today at (888) 281-6991.
CHOOSING YOUR REFERRAL PARTNER
When choosing the attorney you will be working with, you should keep your client’s best interest in mind. Depending on the type of case, your background, and experience, consider the following questions:
- 1. What are their qualifications and experience?
- 2. Is their experience related to my case?
- 3. How does their experience compare to mine?
- 4. What is their reputation like amongst their clients?
Checking out their client reviews on their website or Google may help you answer whether you will be able to work with this person.
WHY CHOOSE ZINDA LAW GROUP
Our firm has grown tremendously since it was founded in 2008. It is now a nationwide personal injury firm with a focus in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.
Zinda Law Group has had the honor of working on a number of high-caliber cases, many of which have come to the firm by way of co-counsel relationships. To us, there is no better compliment than another attorney trusting us with valuable cases and their clients. In return, our firm pays competitive referral fees to our valued referring attorneys.
When a major case comes along, but a lawyer does not have the time or expertise to fully commit to it, a good referral relationship is the answer.
Growing into a large firm has allowed us to accept and commit to a substantial amount of personal injury cases. This has also given our attorneys diverse experience with a wide range of unique cases.
Our team of personal injury lawyers has a strong presence in the legal community, and several of our attorneys are bilingual and fluent in Spanish. We have lawyers licensed in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and the District of Columbia.