Attorney Referrals

Looking for litigation help on a messy estate matter or trust dispute? Call Kirk Sanders (336-768-1515) to handle your estate or trust’s litigation needs. Imagine your relief knowing the case is in good hands.

Sometimes transactional attorneys need help with contested petitions before the clerk, trustee administration concerns, improper estate administration matters, or full-on will caveats, trust disputes, and POD improper designation of beneficiary forms, call Kirk Sanders to discuss joint representation or to refer matter.

May “Referring Attorney” charge and receive a fee from “Attorney B” for referring cases?  Yes, if it’s a contingency fee. Kirk Sanders welcomes and honors referrals from other attorneys.

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

  • $430,000.00 in logging truck wrongful death case (2024)
  • $119,000.00 in Estate litigation dispute
  • $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 (moped)
  • $16,666.67 in Wrongful Death -Personal Injury referral fee (Maxed out double coverage)
  • $37,100.00 in dog attack case
  • $30,000.00 in malpractice case
  • $23,055.56 personal injury case

Many of Kirk Sanders’ big cases and clients come from other attorneys like you 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, trust litigation, or POA abuse case to Kirk Sanders?
●Attorneys that do not handle Will Caveats, POA abuse cases, trust litigation, 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

Have you had a matter sit on your desk? A file you dread to handle because of the litigation and adversarial nature of it?

Don’t sit on it, call Kirk Sanders to discuss transferring this. Imagine the relief knowing the matter is in good hands and you no longer have it lingering in your ‘worry list’.

Beware, many times, attorneys hold on to a case too long before realizing it’s not a matter they are set-up to handle, don’t want to handle, don’t have the time for that matter, or do not have the desire to pursue the case with litigation. Get the case to us early in the process so we can work them up thoroughly using our proven approach.

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, a Best Lawyer, and Elite Lawyers.

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

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