Over the years we’ve had the privilege of co-counseling and assisting many attorneys on a variety of personal injury cases. It’s how we’ve been able to successfully structure this firm. However, many of the attorneys we’ve encountered in that time (including those we ended up working with) seemed to share a similar trepidation towards co-counseling and the co-counseling process.
So, to help alleviate those concerns, we’ve created a quick guide to co-counseling.
WHAT IS CO-COUNSELING?
Co-counseling describes the process when an attorney assists or shares the responsibility of representing a client.
Typically, co-counseling happens as a result of one attorney practicing or possessing expertise in a particular disciple of law the client’s attorney does not.
HOW DOES CO-COUNSELING WORK?
Say, for example, the longtime client of an estate planning attorney becomes the victim of medical malpractice.
Despite the client trusting the estate planning attorney implicitly to handle the case, the estate planning attorney doesn’t feel comfortable doing so due to their lack of experience and expertise in the medical malpractice area. So, they may seek out an attorney that does and enter into a co-counsel agreement.
And in doing so, not only will the estate planning attorney get to collect a co-counsel fee, but they’ll remain part of the case and build more trust with their client as a result.
WHY CO-COUNSEL WITH JOHNSON JENSEN?
We take our co-counseling partnerships very seriously because we know your reputation is on the line. When you co-counsel with Johnson Jensen you can expect:
TIMELY CASE UPDATES
We pride ourselves on our excellent communication, including updates on the case’s status and expectation for the case.
We handle each case with the same professionalism you would expect to offer your client.
FLEXIBLE CO-COUNSEL FEE AGREEMENT
We will work with you to determine a co-counsel fee agreement with which you are comfortable considering your desired involvement.
To lend convenience in an unpleasant situation, we offer satellite office locations throughout central Indiana.
OUTSIDE INDIANA AVAILABILITY
We welcome and enjoy the opportunity to co-counsel with out of state attorneys.
EXPERTISE IN PERSONAL INJURY
We have decades of experience in the personal injury practice areas of auto collisions, large truck collisions, medical malpractice, wrongful death, construction injuries, premises liability, slip and falls, and dog bites.