Lewis & Williams works with attorneys on all types of serious injury cases and labor & employment matters. We value working with co-counsel and referring attorneys to sustain long-term relationships and also to build new ones. Whether you have a case to refer, or you seek local counsel in Florida on behalf of a client, Lewis & Williams welcomes your referral. We do not charge fees for initial consultations, and we always welcome calls from other attorneys with questions about our practice or Florida law. We appreciate building relationships with attorneys as much as we do building relationships with our clients.
You may not know what or how a product's liability or negligent security case is handled. You may be a solo practitioner who does some personal injury work, but is not comfortable dealing with product liability claims or complex litigation. You may simply lack the experience and resources required to handle large, complex personal injury and want another firm to guide you through the claim or take over the case. If the subject matter and scope of the case appear to be outside of your comfort zone, we are here to help you and your client.
If you have a client you would like to introduce to us, please give us a call. We are available to meet with your client in your office or ours, at your convenience, and will work with you to structure the case in a way that best meets the needs of your client.
Florida is a diverse state. Depending on the circumstances, the choice of venue can make a significant difference in the outcome of the case. We are experienced in handling cases in all venues in Florida. Contact us to discuss the nature of your case to determine whether a Florida venue may be beneficial to how your case is handled. Certain special cases allow for application of Florida law to parties or events outside the state. Please contact our Florida attorneys to discuss how we may be of help to your particular case.
The Florida Bar regulates how contingency fee splits are permitted, so long as the split reasonably reflects the proportion of work performed by each attorney or firm, the client is notified, and the total fee is reasonable. Lewis & Williams regularly enters into fee sharing agreements with attorneys. We would be happy to discuss a fee sharing arrangement with regard to your particular case.
Lawyers not licensed in Florida may be admitted pro hac vice so long as:
the lawyer is licensed, in good standing, and admitted to practice in another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;
the lawyer is in good standing in all jurisdictions where the lawyer is licensed; and
the lawyer has been retained by a client to appear in a particular proceeding in Florida.
Florida has recently changed its rules to require specific documentation of background to be admitted pro hac vice. Please contact us to discuss these requirements further.
Whether calling to discuss a case, or just to discover a new destination to visit, we hope that you will consider us your Florida connection. Feel free to contact Attorneys Michael Lewis or Jason Williams at 561-444-2260.