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Primerus Client Resource Institute

Primerus is an international society of top-rated, independent, small and mid-sized law firms in 45 countries that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality.

Since Primerus was formed in 1992, we have worked to restore honor and dignity to the legal profession and to help rebuild the public’s trust in lawyers and the judicial system. Pursuing this goal was important then, and it’s even more vital today. Given the challenges of doing business in a fast-paced, global economy, it has never been more important for companies around the world to develop trusted relationships with law firms that offer high quality legal services at reasonable fees.

To further our efforts, we have created the Primerus Client Resource Institute – an unprecedented opportunity for clients to join us as we revolutionize today’s legal industry. By working within this institute, Primerus members and clients from around the world will examine how we, together, can improve the quality of legal services available, provide easier access to the world’s finest law firms, and ensure clients are charged reasonable fees

The Primerus Client Resource Institute was created with the help of some long-standing Primerus corporate clients, and its membership consists of in-house counsel, corporate executives and professionals who are responsible for the legal affairs of their companies. The PCRI offers members access to one of the most valuable services to clients in today’s legal market — assistance in finding the right lawyer, with the right skills, in the right location, at the right cost. PCRI membership also provides clients the opportunity to connect with other similarly-situated in-house counsel and corporate professionals.

Over the years, we have proven that by working together, clients and lawyers can set a new standard for the legal profession. We hope you will join us as we take that work to a higher level with the Primerus Client Resource Institute.

PCRI Membership Benefits

There is no cost to become a member of the Primerus Client Resource Institute, and PCRI members enjoy:

  • A free 30-minute legal consultation phone call with any Primerus member, anywhere in the world
  • Primerus assistance in finding the right Primerus lawyer(s) to meet your needs
  • Access to free Primerus educational webinars
  • Access to the PCRI listserv to communicate with other PCRI members
  • On-site educational programs can be arranged that are customized to your business and industry

It’s Easy to Join the PCRI

Membership is intended for in-house legal counsel, risk managers, claims managers, and corporate executives and professionals responsible for the legal affairs of their companies. Simply complete the brief application and you will hear from us soon about approval.

What It Means When You See the Primerus Logo

If you’re looking for a lawyer, you’re probably looking for experience. Someone worthy of respect. Most of all, someone you can trust. Behind the Primerus logo is a wealth of research. It tells you that Primerus screens each law firm and its members carefully to ensure that our rigorous standards are met and upheld. The process begins with a series of questions – we ask judges, lawyers, bar associations, and clients. We check with the candidate’s insurance carrier to see if any malpractice claims have been filed.  If so, we review the claims thoroughly to determine what occurred and why. Candidates with a history of malpractice claims are not qualified for admission to Primerus. The end result: Only law firms that have successfully passed this careful scrutiny have the right to display the Primerus logo, so clients in need of legal services can call upon any Primerus lawyer with complete confidence that he or she is reasonably priced, highly competent, and most importantly, trustworthy.

What Our Clients Say About Primerus

“Excellent lawyers.  Real trial experience.  All over the country.  That’s what Primerus is to me.”
          — Peter Barr – General Counsel (Rack Room Shoes)

“The absolute commitment of Primerus law firms to its Six Pillars (Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Education, Civility and Community Service) distinguish them as an excellent choice in any of the jurisdictions around the world in which they provide legal services.”
          – Randy Bennett – Director - Client Relations (Milliman healthIO)

“Primerus law firms are top quality and provide excellent service at reasonable fees.”
          – Rudy Rivera – Chief International Counsel (Fidelity National Financial)

“I was introduced to Primerus about 10 years ago when working with one of their firms in San Francisco.  I, and more importantly my clients, were so happy with the quality legal representation, great service at lower cost, and the ultimate results, we now use Primerus firms exclusively nationwide.”
          – Matthew Tegmeyer – Claims Director (Sedgwick)

“If I had to sum up what Primerus means in one word, I would say “trustworthy.”
          – Colleen Taylor – Claims Administrator (Werner Co.)

Still Have Questions About Joining the PCRI?

Please feel free to contact Katie Bundyra, Primerus Sr. Vice President of Services, by email at, or by phone at 616.454.9939, or 800.968.2211.