Consent to Joint Representation

I, Rachel Facey, acknowledge that the law firm of Miller & Zois and Jamie Johnson will be jointly representing me in my personal injury claim. I also understand that I will not be charged any additional legal fees nor will I incur any additional expenses due to the fact that two law firms are jointly representing me in my claim and I consent to this representation and fee split agreement. I understand that the overall attorneys’ fees will be divided between the two law firms or lawyers with the law firm of Miller & Zois receiving 2/3 of the overall fee and Mr. Johnson to receive 1/3 of the overall fee.

Rachel Facey

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Typically, from the client’s perspective, two lawyers – or 3, 4, or 5 lawyers – is better than one so long as the client is still paying the same contingency fee. Usually, this benefits the client because the existing lawyer is bringing along more experienced counsel in that particular area of the law.

But in Maryland, and we believe most states, this arrangement must be understood and approved by the client. This is the form we use to make sure we have a clear understanding with the client that we are sharing our fee with the prior attorney.  The best way to do this is to make the client is crystal clear about the arrangement both orally and in writing.  Of course, memorializing the agreement is the best way to protect yourself but being upfront with the client and fully explaining how the fee sharing works — and why it is in their best interests — is also crucial.

It is usually best for the client because the referring lawyer was wise enough to realize that getting assistance was the best way to maximize the value of the case for the client.

Most of our largest cases come from lawyers who are putting the client’s interest first by referring the case to us.  These lawyers are talking a smaller percentage of the attorneys’ fees when they refer the case to us.  But many of these lawyers will tell you that their final fee was much higher because they referred the case to Miller & Zois.   Our lawyers have made millions of dollars for our referring attorneys.

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They quite literally worked as hard as if not harder than the doctors to save our lives. Terry Waldron
Ron helped me find a clear path that ended with my foot healing and a settlement that was much more than I hope for. Aaron Johnson
Hopefully I won't need it again but if I do, I have definitely found my lawyer for life and I would definitely recommend this office to anyone! Bridget Stevens
The last case I referred to them settled for $1.2 million. John Selinger
I am so grateful that I was lucky to pick Miller & Zois. Maggie Lauer
The entire team from the intake Samantha to the lawyer himself (Ron Miller) has been really approachable. Suzette Allen
The case settled and I got a lot more money than I expected. Ron even fought to reduce how much I owed in medical bills so I could get an even larger settlement. Nchedo Idahosa
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