I try not to take a case from another lawyer. I think it is professional courtesy, unless the lawyer is a moron. A client came to me about two months ago and wanted to switch lawyers. His lawyer (the partner) is very good and a friend of mine. I told him no, but he insisted because the lawyer was passing him off to a member of their team and he had no confidence in the associate. I asked why, and he explained the associate had done no work on the case, had not interviewed the driver of the vehicle, and had not subpoenaed the driver. I sent the client back to the partner to tell him this was unacceptable and that he hired him and expected him to represent him. The partner told him he was too busy to handle the case.