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Attorney Referrals

Our Raleigh Injury Lawyers Collaborate with Attorneys Across the U.S.

At Edwards Kirby, one of the most enjoyable parts of our practice is collaborating with attorneys on a case. We’ve worked with lawyers from almost every county in North Carolina and from more than 30 states across the country.

We enjoy working with other lawyers because we often learn as much from the attorneys we work with as they do from us. We are typically associated to work on cases that are particularly complex, expensive, or where extensive trial experience is needed.

Often when we’re called, the associating attorney wants our firm to take the case over and handle all aspects from investigation, securing experts, filing pleadings, conducting discovery, and trying the case. At other times, lawyers wish to participate in every aspect of the case all the way through settlement or verdict. We’re happy to provide turnkey services and handle all aspects of a case, or to work closely with our colleague lawyers.

While we prefer to become involved in the early stages of a case to help guide it from inception, we have entered cases as trial counsel as late as a few weeks or even days before a trial was to begin. At other times we are engaged to appear at mediation for presentations and negotiation, and if the case is unable to be settled at mediation, we are there to participate as lead counsel going forward.

Recent Case Results

These arrangements have been beneficial to both referring attorneys and their clients. For example, recent cases in which we were associated late in the case resulted in a $13 million settlement during trial and a $3.75 million settlement on the eve of trial, while another recent case ended early in a $6 million settlement (all available insurance coverage). In all cases, the amounts recovered were millions of dollars beyond what the insurance company had previously offered to referring counsel.

Why Associate with Edwards Kirby?

There are many advantages to be experienced by associating with Edwards Kirby, including:

  • The financial resources to take on complex, expensive litigation.
  • A sterling reputation for winning at trial that can lead to quicker, better, and larger settlements with insurance companies.
  • Access to top-notch experts to improve your case.
  • Working with partners John Edwards and David Kirby.

If you are an attorney who does not practice in the field of personal injury or wrongful death, or if you do practice in that area, but have a case that is particularly complex, expensive, or involves an area of law that you are unfamiliar with, we would be happy to discuss it with you to determine whether we can provide added value by co-counseling or acting as lead lawyers.

Please call us today at (919) 335-7005 to speak with one of our lawyers.

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have John Edwards and David Kirby included.
  • Best Lawyers In America
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  • U.S. News Best Law Firm
    We are proud to be included in this prestigious list of law firms, selected for both quality of practice and extent of legal experience and skill.
  • SuperLawyers
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  • AV Preeminent
    This highly prestigious honor is reserved for attorneys who are nominated by both clients and peers in a range of categories, including Quality of Service, Legal Experience, and more.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    This prestigious organization aims to continuously build upon a foundation of legal ethics and high technical standards for civil trial attorneys. We are proud to have membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.
  • Legal Elite
    This honor, awarded by Business North Carolina magazine, recognizes the state’s top business and employment lawyers, as selected by their peers in a statewide ballot.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers is extended only to the top 1% of attorneys in a given state or providence. Our firm is proud to have members of this prestigious North American organization.
  • International Society of Barristers
    The International Society of Barristers aims to encourage fellowship, ethics, and advocacy excellence. We are proud to have attorneys who are Fellows of the Society, committed to the highest level of integrity and civility.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    Attorney John Edwards has been included in this invitation only group of the premier trial lawyers in each state.
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    Attorneys Cate Edwards, Winston Kirby and Mary Kathryn Kurth were named "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Lawyers of Distinction
    Attorney Cate Edwards has been selected for this prestigious award after undergoing a stringent evaluation process based on peer recognition, past results, and reputation. Only the top 10% of attorneys in each state are selected to the final list.