Information for Referring Attorneys

Branigan Robertson is pleased to accept employment case referrals from other attorneys. We view referrals as a logical and practical way for attorneys with little experience in employment law to increase their chances of prevailing on behalf of their clients and, at the same time, earn a substantial fee. To this end, our law firm pays referral fees on contingency cases in accordance with California’s rules of professional responsibility.

Our referral system allows the referring attorney to maintain ongoing involvement in their client’s case to the extent the referring attorney desires. In addition, we will advise you of the status of the case you referred on a regular basis. If you have a client or referral who is experiencing an employment law issue, please contact our firm as soon as possible.


When the situation calls for it, we love to work with other attorneys by serving as co-counsel for employment cases. If you are an attorney who wishes to remain involved in a client’s case, while leveraging the expertise of a full-time employment lawyer, we can set up a fee-split and work the case together.

Referrals of Potential Clients to Other Lawyers

Due to the large demand for employment attorneys statewide, Mr. Robertson cannot represent every client who contacts the firm. First of all, many people who contact our firm simply do not have a case. Second, many people have a case, but the damages are too small to justify representation on a contingency fee. Third, sometimes the potential client has a great case but our firm is simply too busy to accept new cases.

When the situation calls for it, we refer potential clients to other employment attorneys who we think might accept the case. We view this as a service to the community and benefit to the attorneys who are looking for work. Some attorneys who take referrals from our firm pay a referral fee to Branigan Robertson in accordance with CA’s Rules of Professional Responsibility.

For people who are calling us but they have a non-employment type of case, like a personal injury, we refer those clients to lawyers we trust.