Lawyer Referral Service

Our LRS attorneys are outstanding!
They worked hard for their LRS clients & earned $1,066,666 in business during the 2017-18 fiscal year as a result of LRS referrals.
Congratulations to the following LRS attorneys:

  • Christopher Fisher and Douglas Whipple earned 2017-18 CMBA LRS Community Service Awards!
  • Peter Mapley earned the 2017-18 CMBA LRS Rookie of the Year Award!

LRS provided 827 referrals in November 2018 & 13,625 referrals over the past fiscal year!
LRS attorneys:
- are in good standing with Supreme Court of Ohio
- maintain professional liability insurance
- maintain an office or presence in Northeast Ohio
- have 5+ years of experience handling legal matters
 to start receiving referrals & be connected with potential clients! ($250 for CMBA members)

Already an LRS attorney? Purchase the Enhanced Profile to be listed at or near the top of attorney options online.
The Enhanced Profile can be invaluable. As a recent LRS client stated: "The online information about many of the attorneys returned in the search was limited to the are they served. This is a golden opportunity to market their professionalism, area of focus, and services to people who are reading EVERY WORD about them. Seems like a missed opportunity not to put a nice marketing blurb in there."

Thank you for considering CMBA's Lawyer Referral Service. Each year, more than 20,000 people contact the CMBA for help finding a lawyer. CMBA LRS provides 1,000+ attorney referrals each month. CMBA's Lawyer Referral Service provides attorneys with the opportunity to use their legal expertise to help others without even leaving the office - all while developing potential new clients. 
Join now & start receiving referrals!

CMBA LRS is proud to bridge the gap between the Cleveland community and the diverse network of experienced attorneys accepting referrals through LRS.
Let LRS help your next client find YOU!

LRS economically complements your bottom line, aiding your business development and advertising campaigns and bringing additional trust and visibility to your practice - along with a steady stream of screened referrals in your practice areas.

Whether an individual is referred by phone through our Intake Hotline or via our 24/7 Online Referral Directory, it is up to the prospective client to contact you. You will receive email notification of the referral. After a free initial phone consultation, any additional services are negotiable. LRS does not make pro bono or reduced-rate attorney referrals. Individuals seeking pro bono services or expressing an inability to pay standard attorneys' fees are provided alternate resources.

If you are an attorney interested in joining CMBA LRS, please complete the LRS Application [PDF] and send it to CMBA's LRS Coordinator. Attorneys accepted into the LRS shall execute an LRS Participation Agreement, which will remain in effect for all renewal periods.

To learn more about how the LRS might work for you, contact LRS Coordinator, 
Katie Donovan Onders at (216) 696-3525 x5002 or

Apply to join LRS today!
Only $250 per year for CMBA Members; $565 for Non-Members

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CMBA LRS is Online – are you?

All LRS Attorneys are automatically included in the CMBA Online Referral Directory at This directory provides 24/7 public access to prospective clients looking to find you! A basic listing includes your contact information, geographic location, foreign language services, and years in practice. With a username and password, LRS attorneys can login to access and manage referral records Online.

Upgrade to an Enhanced Profile

LRS Attorneys can elect to purchase an Enhanced Profile listing in the Online Referral Directory for an additional $900 per year. Studies show that more and more legal consumers complete attorney searches online. Attorneys with Enhanced Profiles have preferred placement in the LRS Online Directory – placing you at or near the top of search results for your practice areas for every search.

LRS enhanced profiles also allow customization options not available to attorneys with the basic profile listing, such as  photos, more-detailed practice info, education and professional accomplishments, fee information, and more. 

Basic LRS Profile as compared to Enhanced LRS Profile