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Our Law Firm Stays Very Active With The Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association

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The Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association is a voluntary group of attorneys in Virginia who practice in that geographical area. Even though our law firm is located in Virginia Beach, we stay very active with the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar. Part of the reason is that the Cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, are some of the main places where we practice law. Generally, Norfolk, Virginia, and Portsmouth, Virginia, are considered a better venue for plaintiff personal injury cases from the side of the injured person than other area cities like Virginia Beach. The whole area sometimes called Hampton Roads, or Tidewater, Virginia (VA), is really a combination of several adjacent cities.

have served on various committees for the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association including on the lawyer referral system. The lawyer referral system allows people with any kind of case, including a personal injury or automobile accident case, to find a local attorney. Individual attorneys join the attorney referral system for the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar by paying a fee and confirming they have malpractice insurance. Then, as cases come into the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar, their staff refers them on a rotating basis to attorneys who certify that they have expertise in the area in question. Because all our firm does is injury law, that is all that we sign up for on the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar attorney referral system. We indicate on the form the areas in which we accept cases including automobile accidents, product liability, premises liability/slip and fall, dental malpractice, medical malpractice, railroad crossing accidents, and F.E.L.A. on duty work injuries to railroaders. When a case comes in to Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar referral system, they will send it to us along with other injury attorneys in their system for assistance. This referral system is a really good program because it allows the citizens and consumers in the area of Norfolk/Portsmouth to be able to get a referral from a bar association for an attorney rather than simply picking someone off the TV or out of the Yellow Pages. If a person calls about a personal injury case through the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar system, I charge them the same contingency fee as if they came in through some other source. This means that I do not charge the injured client anything for my time unless and until I get a recovery for them.

If you need to contact Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association, you can reach them on their web site which is www.norfolkandportsmouthbar.org.