Attorney Referral Program


The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith ( is honored to extend an invitation to our fellow lawyers for client referrals and potential collaboration opportunities. We firmly believe that a client referral is the highest compliment one attorney or law firm can bestow upon another. Furthermore, we are enthusiastic about co-counseling, joint ventures, and assuming clients' representation on behalf of our colleagues in the legal profession.

Our commitment to serving clients extends beyond state lines and litigation stages. Whether a referral arises shortly after an incident, during ongoing litigation, or at any point in between, The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith is fully prepared to consider and evaluate each potential referral on a case-by-case basis.

We understand the importance of timely communication and encourage you to contact us promptly through our online contact platform.

Let Us Be Your Personal Injury Department

Our law firm has a well-established track record of achieving exceptional results for our clients in personal injury cases. Our reputation within the legal community has led to many cases referred to us by fellow attorneys. Interestingly, many of these referrals come from lawyers who do not typically handle personal injury or contingent fee cases.

Additionally, we receive referrals from other personal injury law firms that, despite their expertise, may lack the necessary time, resources, or capital to effectively pursue specific cases. Our law firm's experienced and dedicated staff works cohesively as a team to explore every available resource, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our clients.

If you have a client or a personal injury case that you would like to discuss with us, or if you are contemplating referring a case to our firm, please don't hesitate to contact us through our online platform.

Co-Counsel and Referral Fees

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith offers a unique opportunity for generating income without the burden of overhead costs. We fully comply with The Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California, allowing us to pay referral fees to our fellow lawyers. It is essential to note that these rules explicitly prohibit the payment of referral fees to non-lawyers.

Moreover, these rules permit us to collaborate as co-counsel with other attorneys on a case and to remit appropriate referral fees to our legal partners. Securing the client's prior consent is crucial in cases where co-counseling is pursued.

National Referral Program

With our demonstrated success and esteemed reputation, we frequently receive inquiries about personal injury cases in states outside of California. Consequently, we seek qualified attorneys in other states who can represent our out-of-California cases effectively.

If you are a skilled personal injury lawyer and are interested in collaborating with us on local cases to provide us with your expertise in your state, we invite you to contact us via email at

At The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith, we deeply value our professional relationships with our fellow attorneys. We are committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and service to our clients, and we look forward to exploring opportunities for collaboration and referrals with you.

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Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.