Attorney Referrals

Attorney Referrals

At Gelber & O’Connell, LLC, we are proud that many of our clients have been referred to our law firm by our attorney colleagues. We firmly believe that other law firms feel confident sending clients to our firm because of our effective and aggressive client advocacy, as well as our compassion for our clients. As experienced personal injury trial lawyers, we have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients.

We understand that the bottom line is results; however, not at the expense of our clients’ recovery or our relationship with the clients! We strive to obtain maximum and fair compensation for injured people while they try to recover to the fullest extent possible.

We Will Treat Your Clients the Way You Want Them Treated

Our attorneys work hard for our clients, while preserving the attorney-client relationship. All personal injury referral agreements are compliant with applicable ethical and legal requirements.

Referral Fees Are Promptly Paid

We greatly appreciate every personal injury case referral that we receive. All referral fees are paid promptly.

Our Attorneys

We have earned reputations as successful personal injury litigators. They have impressive academic credentials coupled with extensive experience in their practice areas. Herschel Gelber, Tim O’Connell, and Kris Schwarzmueller have received the New York State Super Lawyer designation, which means they are in the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York that practice Personal Injury law, as nominated by their peers and rigorously evaluated against 12 criteria. In addition, Herschel Gelber and Tim O’Connell have been designated as Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report.

Our attorneys are frequently quoted by the press regarding personal injury issues. They often speak at national events on trial advocacy and procedure, as well as locally for various civic and community organizations. In addition, we vigorously advocate for the preservation and advancement of injured victim’s rights through National and New York State trial lawyer associations. Perhaps most importantly, our attorneys are willing to put in the hard work it takes to get the best results in all of our personal injury cases.

Associating with Other Lawyers on Personal Injury Cases

We understand and respect the relationship between referring attorneys and their clients. We welcome the expertise referring attorneys bring to the table when associating on catastrophic injury cases and pay referral fees in recognition of the valuable contributions of referring attorneys (in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct). We look forward to working with you on your next case.

Our firm represents injured clients in a variety of personal injury practice areas, including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Unsafe Drugs
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Slips, Trips and Falls (Premises Liability)

We have represented injured victims who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries including:

  • Spine, neck and back injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Shock and electrocution
  • Wrongful death

In addition to the referrals we receive from other attorneys, we regularly receive referrals from physicians and chiropractors whose patients are suffering injuries from a variety of accident sources. As with the lawyers who refer cases to us, the doctors and chiropractors are confident that our law firm will represent the interests of their patients. They know that the people who depend on them and seek their advice are in caring and competent hands with our attorneys.

Please note that although the law in New York permits attorneys to provide referral fees to other attorneys, attorneys are not permitted to share fees with non-lawyers who refer cases to them.


Our lawyers are also honored to regularly be asked to act as arbitrators by other personal injury attorneys throughout the Western New York area. They are retained to decide the outcome of their peers’ personal injury cases and award the appropriate amount of compensation to the injured parties involved in those legal disputes. Receiving such requests is a true testament to the high regard to which our lawyers are held in the legal community.

Contact a dedicated and compassionate lawyer today

To arrange for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney at Gelber & O'Connell, LLC, contact us at 716-633-5050. Or, if you prefer, complete this form and one of our lawyers will contact you.