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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.

2015-16 Committee

Kathryn Nell Byler, Esq.
Pender & Coward A Professional Corporation
222 Central Park Ave Ste 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3026
 2018 / 2
Carolyn Mary Grimes, Esq.
Vice Chair
Lieblich & Grimes, P.C.
3135 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305
 2017 / 2
Caroline Elizabeth Browder, Esq.
Roth Doner Jackson Gibbons Condlin, PLC
919 E. Main St., Suite 2110
Richmond, VA 23219
 2017 / 1
William Brent Kilduff, Esq.
Suite 700
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
 2018 / 2
Alexander Nathan Simon, Esq.
2604 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
 2017 / 2
Cheryl Watson Smith, Esq.
Cheryl Watson Smith, P.C.
Suite 104
5440 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019-3863
 2016 / 1
Robert Paul Stenzhorn, Esq.
Schempf & Ware, PLLC
4000 George Washington Mem. Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692-2724
 2018 / 1
Ms. Yvonne S. Berry
Lay Member
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
 2018 / 2
Ms. Sandra D. Bowen
Lay Member
206 Grande Dr
Richmond, VA 23229
 2016 / 1
Ms. Paulette J. Davidson
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
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Updated: Jun 29, 2015