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Resolution of Fee Disputes

Mission Statement of the Special Committee on the Resolution of Fee Disputes

The mission of the Special Committee on the Resolution of Fee Disputes is to oversee the Fee Dispute Resolution Program in order to: provide an avenue, other than litigation, for the expeditious and satisfactory resolution of fee disputes between attorneys and their clients through mediation and uniform arbitration proceedings; and to foster trust and communication among attorneys and clients.

The committee works to establish FDR committees in each judicial circuit and provides training sessions for those committees. Additionally, the committee collects and records data regarding circuit committee activity; and develops and implements awareness strategies among the public and the legal profession.

The committee's work may include other specific assignments or requests in its general area of responsibility from the bar's officers, the executive committee, or council.

At the end of each bar year on June 30, the chair of the committee shall submit an annual report outlining the work and accomplishments of the committee during the preceding bar year. In addition, the chair shall prepare an interim report by February 1 each year for review by the executive committee and the council at their February meetings.

2013-14 Committee

Bruce Howard Matson, Esq.
Chair
LeClair Ryan
PO Box 2499
Richmond, VA 23218-2499
 804-783-2003
FAX:783-2294
 2014 / 2
Carolyn Mary Grimes, Esq.
Vice Chair
Lieblich & Grimes, P.C.
3135 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305
 703-683-6300
FAX:683-0237
 2014 / 1
Kathryn Nell Byler, Esq.

Pender & Coward, A Professional Corporation
Suite 400
222 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3026
 757-490-6292
FAX:490-1914
 2015 / 1
William Brent Kilduff, Esq.

Suite 700
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-358-1568
FAX:353-5817
 2015 / 1
Alexander Nathan Simon, Esq.

2604 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
 804-783-8282
FAX:783-8331
 2014 / 1
Cheryl Watson Smith, Esq.

Cheryl Watson Smith, P.C.
Suite 104
5440 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019-3863
 540-265-9022
FAX:265-9024
 2016 / 1
Frank George Uvanni, Esq.

Uvanni & Associates, PC
Suite 2
9410 Atlee Commerce Boulevard
Ashland, VA 23005
 804-550-4091
FAX:550-4092
 2015 / 2
Ms. Yvonne S. Berry
Lay Member
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-257-7575
FAX:257-7589
 2015 / 1
Ms. Sandra D. Bowen
Lay Member
206 Grande Dr
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-741-8989

 2016 / 1
Ms. Paulette J. Davidson
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
Suite 1500
707 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2803
 804-775-0521

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Updated: Jul 12, 2013