VIRGINIA STATE BAR EX REL
NINTH DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE
Chancery No. CH02-28
ROBERT ALLEN WILLIAMS
ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITH TERMS
This day came the parties, by counsel and pursuant to Virginia Code Sec. 54.1-3935, Part 6, §IV, ¶13(C)(5)(a) of the Rules of the Supreme Court, and Rule IV C of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board Rules of Procedure, and tendered to the Court this Order of Dismissal with Terms as the parties have reached a resolution of this matter based upon the following agreed-upon facts and findings.
1.At all times material to these
allegations, the Respondent, Robert Allen Williams, hereinafter "Respondent",
has been an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
2. On April 27, 1993, Complainant
Brooks L. Tatum retained the Respondent by Respondent's Contract of Employment,
retaining him for a worker's compensation claim for injuries received in an
accident on or about February 11, 1993.
3. The Contract of Employment called for attorney's fee in the event of a recovery of the greater of $500 or 25% of any recovery in the case.
DR 2-105. Fees.
(A) A lawyer's fees shall be reasonable and adequately explained to the client.
1. Respondent shall amend all Contracts
of Employment, Retainer Agreements, or Fee Agreements he uses for representation
of claimants in worker's compensation claims to include language satisfactory
to Assistant Bar Counsel that all such legal fees "shall be subject to the approval
and award of the Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission."
Respondent shall provide written
proof of said amendment to Assistant Bar Counsel Paul D. Georgiadis who will
advise the Court of compliance with said terms.
Upon satisfactory proof that such terms have been met, this matter shall be dismissed.
Let the Clerk of the Court send
a copy teste of this order to Robert Allen Williams at his last address of record
with the Virginia State Bar at Williams, Luck & Williams, Courthouse Square,
Jones Street, Martinsville, VA 24112, and to his counsel of record, Michael L. Rigsby, Esquire,
Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C., 9030 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 160, Richmond, VA 23235.
Enter / /
J. Samuel Johnston, Jr.
Chief Judge Designate
Barnard F. Jennings
B.A. Davis, III
We ask for this:
Paul D. Georgiadis
Assistant Bar Counsel
Virginia State Bar
Michael L. Rigsby