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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.

2016-17 Committee

Kathryn Nell Byler, Esq.
Chair
Pender & Coward A Professional Corporation
222 Central Park Ave Ste 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3026
 757-490-6292  2018 / 2
Carolyn Mary Grimes, Esq.
Vice Chair
Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC
500 Montgomery St Ste 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-836-9030  2017 / 2
Caroline Elizabeth Browder, Esq.
 
Roth Doner Jackson Gibbons Condlin, PLC
919 E. Main St., Suite 2110
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-977-3372  2017 / 1
William Brent Kilduff, Esq.
 
Suite 700
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-358-1568  2018 / 2
David Adam McKelvey, Esq.
 
Crandall and Katt
366 Elm Ave, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
 540-342-2000  2019 / 1
Alexander Nathan Simon, Esq.
 
2604 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
 804-783-8282  2017 / 2
Robert Paul Stenzhorn, Esq.
 
Schempf & Ware, PLLC
4000 George Washington Mem. Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692-2724
 757-369-1199  2018 / 1
Ms. Yvonne S. Berry
Lay Member
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-257-7575  2018 / 2
Mr. Thomas J. Gallagher
Lay Member
Better Business Bureau
Suite 300
720 Moorefield Park Drive
Richmond, VA 23236
TERM ENDED 6/30/2007
 804-648-0030  2019 / 1
Mrs. Stephanie Blanton
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0576  ---- / -
Updated: Jul 26, 2016