Attorney Referrals

Attorney Referrals

Many of Kirk Sanders’ cases and clients come from other attorneys referring cases or associating us to work with them and referrals from former clients. Often attorneys in other jurisdictions contact us about either handling a estate litigation, including will caveats (will contests) & estate litigation, in North Carolina for one of their clients, or serving as local counsel in a case in which they wish to remain actively involved.

Just as often, North Carolina lawyers contact us about handling a case in which we have special experience but they do not. Attorneys who are preeminent in estates, real estate, probate or corporate law readily acknowledge when they need to refer a client to a lawyer who focuses in trial law and estate litigation-personal injury-business litigation law.

The North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct implicitly recognize that clients are best served when they have competent representation including the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. The comments to The North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct recognize that lawyers can bring in other attorneys with needed areas of expertise, and still share in the responsibility and the fees. We comply fully with the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct while documenting the client’s consent to an appropriate allocation of fees and responsibility between counsel in an attorney referral fee agreement.

Who can benefit from an attorney referring a will caveat, estate litigation, or POA abuse case to Kirk Sanders?
●Attorneys that do not handle Will Caveats, POA abuse cases, trust lititation, fiduciary litigation, or estate litigation, contingent fee cases, or litigation
●Attorneys that do not have the experience, time, capital or resources to handle big damage cases on a contingency basis
●Attorneys from other jurisdictions that are unable to handle will caveat, power of attorney abuse cases, or estate & fiduciary litigation cases in North Carolina

Many times, attorneys hold on to a case too long before realizing they are over their heads or do not have the desire to pursue the case with litigation. It is important for us to get the case early in the process so we can work them up thoroughly using our proven approach

In the last several years, Kirk Sanders paid the following attorney referral fees among others:

  • $80,000.00 in Power of Attorney Abuse case. See report here:
  • $55,000 in Will Caveat defense of Propounders
  • $16,000.00 in Personal Injury Case
  • $16,666.67 in Wrongful Death -Personal Injury referral fee (Maxed out double coverage)
  • $30,000.00 in malpractice case
  • $23,055.56 personal injury case

Attorney Referral Fees typically vary from 15% to 33% depending on level of involvement, size of the case, liability evaluation, participation level & participation in costs.

Kirk Sanders is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell rating system.

To discuss a possible case referral, please call Kirk Sanders  (336) 768-1515 or email at