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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.

2017-18 Committee

Kathryn Nell Byler, Esq.
Pender & Coward A Professional Corporation
222 Central Park Ave Ste 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3026
 2018 / 2
Steven Givens Owen, Esq.
Vice Chair
Courthouse Law Group
2521 North Landing Rd Ste 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
 2020 / 1
Alan Stewert Anderson, Esq.
4011 Ellicott St
Alexandria, VA 22304-1011
 2020 / 1
Caroline Elizabeth Browder, Esq.
Roth Jackson Gibbons Condlin, PLC
919 E Main St Ste 2110
Richmond, VA 23219
 2020 / 2
William Brent Kilduff, Esq.
Suite 700
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
 2018 / 2
David Adam McKelvey, Esq.
Crandall and Katt
366 Elm Ave, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
 2019 / 1
Robert Paul Stenzhorn, Esq.
Schempf & Ware, PLLC
4000 George Washington Mem. Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692-2724
 2018 / 1
Mr. Thomas J. Gallagher
Lay Member
Better Business Bureau
720 Moorefield Park Dr Ste 300
Richmond, VA 23236
 2019 / 1
Mr. John Joseph Mable
Lay Member
13118 Penhurst Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
 2018 / U
Mrs. Stephanie Blanton
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
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Updated: Mar 08, 2018