A Message to Referring Attorneys
Many of the cases we handle at Drake & Collopy, P.C. are referred to
us by other attorneys. If your client has a personal injury or workers’
compensation claim which falls outside the scope of your practice, we
welcome the opportunity to work with you and the client to achieve a successful outcome.
Many attorneys have felt confident in recommending our services to their
clients. They know that we not only consistently achieve excellent results,
but that we can be trusted to maintain the highest levels of integrity
at every stage of the process.
We are committed to making the referral experience smooth, positive, and
beneficial for everyone involved. Upon accepting a referral, we will sign
an agreement with both you and the client establishing the distribution
of fees, so that all parties are informed and protected in accordance
with the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.5 (f) – (h).
When it comes to your degree of involvement in a case you refer, we are
extremely flexible. Some referring attorneys prefer to have some level
of participation. Most want no involvement once the fee-sharing agreement
is executed other than the occasional status update. The extent to which
you participate is entirely up to you.
We are confident that once you see our work product, you’ll continue
to refer your personal injury and workers’ compensation clients
to us. Our goal is to develop an ongoing relationship of referrals with
our referring attorneys.
If you would like to discuss a matter for potential referral with Paul
Drake or Kevin Collopy,
at (312) 702-1817, or
us. Feel free to use us as a sounding board for any situations where you
are unsure whether your client has a viable claim. We look forward to
working with you!