Attorney Referrals & Mentorship Opportunities

Our attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., accept attorney referrals/co-counsel opportunities in the following areas of practice: premise liability cases, auto collisions, truck accidents, on-the-job accidents involving no worker’s compensation or third-party claims, dog bites, and wrongful death claims. If you need local Texas counsel, or would otherwise like to refer a case to an experienced personal injury law firm, give us a call at (713) 932-0777. Attorney Paul H. Cannon also mentors new personal injury attorneys.

Co-Counsel Fees

Attorney co-counsel fees in Texas are governed by Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 1.04.  Under 1.04, an attorney may split fees with an attorney in another law firm so long as the fee charged is not unconscionable, and either the split is in proportion to the work performed by each lawyer, or the attorneys assume joint responsibility for the handling of the matter. Additionally, the client must consent in writing to the fee-splitting arrangement and be fully informed of the lawyer’s identities, how the fees will be divided (i.e. the percentage of fee each shall receive), and whether they are assuming joint responsibility or dividing based upon work performed. This can be accomplished by adding a simple addendum to the client’s contract that the client reviews and signs.

Local Counsel in Houston, Texas

At times we are asked to act as local counsel for attorneys appearing by pro hoc vice.  We are open to discussing said arrangements on a case-by-case basis.


As a way of giving back, attorney Paul Cannon mentors college and law students seeking to become a part of the legal profession. Additionally, he mentors and consults with attorneys from time to time about both the practice and the business of law. If you would like to bounce a case off of him for ideas or even discuss how to manage a personal injury practice, please feel free to contact him. There is no charge for this. if you have a case that you would like to work alongside a local experienced personal injury attorney, give us a call. We are open to discussing co-counsel agreements.

If you have any questions regarding case referrals or mentorships, call us at (713) 932-0777.



If you have a personal injury case and would like to know whether it is something that our law firm can help you with, please fill out the form to the right and submit your information or pick up the phone and call us between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM  and 5:00 PM on Friday and out intake team can go help evaluate your case and determine who the best person is for you to talk to about your case. Consultations are 100% free and you have no obligation to hire us.


Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., rooted in Christian values, exclusively handles personal injury cases, advocating for the rights of accident and negligence victims. Our Houston-based team, dedicated to compassion and excellence, handles cases across car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and other types of cases with a commitment to personalized care. Upholding integrity and client-focused service, we strive for impactful legal outcomes. For a detailed understanding of our approach and team, visit our attorneys page.

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