The attorneys at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, often work with other lawyers and law firms (some in Ohio and some in other states as permitted by those states' disciplinary authorities) and we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about cases for which you are seeking co-counsel if the matter is within Kelley & Ferraro's practice areas.
Please note, however, that before agreeing to co-counsel with another lawyer or law firm, we would need information about the prospective client and matter to run a conflict check and to verify that it is within our area(s) of practice and a matter on which we would be interested in co-counseling. We would generally need to speak with (and perhaps meet with) both the lawyers seeking to co-counsel as well as the client. A written Co-Counseling Agreement setting forth the terms of retention, fees and the co-counseling arrangement would need to be entered into and signed off on by the client(s), as well as Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, and the co-counseling firm. (Prior to the execution of the agreement, we would need to discuss any co-counseling limitations and requirements applicable in the co-counseling firm's jurisdiction, as well as possibly unauthorized practice of law considerations imposed by that state.)
Until such time as the preliminary ethical mandates are fulfilled, Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, should not be considered (nor will it be) co-counsel on any matter and Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, will not be responsible for representation in such matters, including any matter regarding which a lawyer or law firm has telephoned, written or emailed Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, after visiting this site.