Join the Paulson & Nace, PLLC, Referral Network

Where mutual collaboration leads to mutual benefits

Paulson & Nace, PLLC, is a premier medical malpractice and personal injury law firm that advocates on behalf of victims in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia. For the last 40 years, our talented team has built long-lasting relationships with the people and the communities which we serve. We offer our clients comprehensive representation when they have suffered an injury; for this reason, we are highly recommended to their loved ones and neighbors.

We have a long history of collaborating with local and national firms, serving as co-counsel when requested, and taking on complex cases that our colleagues refer to us. We are proud of these associations and are excited to explore new options with firms throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia and the entire country.


When it comes to referring cases, you deserve a partner who works quickly and efficiently, without ever sacrificing quality or results. Paulson & Nace:

Respects your time. We make a decision about a case as soon as we can after gathering all the facts about it, so that we can move forward together. How involved you wish to be in each case is entirely up to you.

Respects your case. Should you choose to partner with us, you can rely on effective and timely communications from start to finish. We keep you and your clients up-to-date at every step.

Respects the work. Paulson & Nace attorneys believe in the power of the law, and in our responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Respects the bottom line. We insist on being upfront about our fees, and ensuring that they are both reasonable and mutually agreed upon. We provide our partners a written copy for their files.


Paulson & Nace is widely recognized by objective ratings services as one of the area’s premier litigation firms. Our considerable experience in jury trials, exemplified by our track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, makes us an ideal referral for cases that may appear cost-prohibitive for your firm. We treat every client with dignity and respect, so you can rest assured that your clients are in good hands with us.

We also believe that it is our duty to give back to the legal community at large; as such, Paulson & Nace serves as members, chairs and in executive positions for multiple legal associations, including:


  1. How much work is involved in referring a case to Paulson & Nace?
  2. Which attorney will handle my case?
  3. What kind of fees do you expect?
  4. I want to keep this case, but I need help. Will you assist me?

How much work is involved in referring a case to Paulson & Nace?

That depends entirely on how involved you wish to be. Often, attorneys introduce clients to us, and that is the end of their involvement. Sometimes, they like to be kept informed about the case’s progress, but don’t want an active role in representing the client. Some referral partners may choose to sit in on depositions or even the trial, and some may even offer services helping with documentation.

How involved you are is 100% up to you, and how much work you put into the case is also up to you.

Which attorney will handle my case?

It depends on your needs. Our firm has purposely remained small in size, so we could devote our time and considerable resources to handling cases to the best of our ability. When you refer a case to us, your client will work with a lawyer whose name is on the door. Each of our award-winning trial attorneys brings years of experience to every case. We invite you to learn more about us here:

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What kind of fees do you expect?

All fees are decided in accordance with Rule 1.5:

(e) A division of a fee between lawyers who are not in the same firm may be made only if:

(1) the division is in proportion to the services performed by each lawyer or each lawyer assumes joint responsibility for the representation;

(2) the client agrees to the arrangement, including the share each lawyer will receive, and the agreement is confirmed in writing; and

(3) the total fee is reasonable.

Partnering with Paulson & Nace will not increase the overall attorney fee for your client. These fees will be mutually agreed-upon by both parties, and a copy of the agreement will be provided.

I want to keep this case, but I need help. Will you assist me?

We find it beneficial to be involved with cases form the start, but on occasion, partners have requested our assistance after the bulk of the work has been completed. This happens most often when a partner believes a case will settle, but then moves into the litigation realm.

As experienced trial attorneys, we are able and willing to assist you at any stage of the process.

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Let us build a long-lasting association

Paulson & Nace, PLLC, welcomes referrals from attorneys for cases involving serious personal injury and medical malpractice. To discuss an arrangement, please call 202-463-1999 or fill out our referral form. We look forward to working with you.