Kelly F. O'Rourke v. Robert C. Andrews, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC 18-421

Dated: March 26, 2019

Bar Number: 008980

A duly authorized Fee Arbitration Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar, chaired by the undersigned, was. designated to hear the controversy existing between the above-named parties as set forth in the Petitioner’s Petition. A hearing on the Petition was held on February 26, 2019 in Portland. Maine. The members of this Panel were Steven E. Cope Esq., Zachary I. Greenfield, Esq. and public member Judith Conley. Both parties provided pre-hearing written submissions and were present and gave testimony at the hearing. Petitioner’s witness, Steven Faring, also provided testimony at the hearing. Based on the evidence introduced by the parties, the Panel unanimously finds as follows:

Petitioner's claim for reduction of fees is denied. Respondent is awarded fees and costs in an amount of $ 15,000.00.

In order to preserve the confidentiality of the written materials and the testimony submitted at the hearing, the Panel's findings and conclusions are not set forth in this Award and Determination. The Award and Determination is accompanied, however, by a separate supplemental document that sets forth the Panel's findings and conclusions. By ruling of the Panel Chair, the attached supplemental document shall not be considered part of the Award and Determination, which is a public document. ln accordance with Maine Bar Rule 7(f)(1), the supplemental document shall be confidential and shall not be open to the public or disclosed to any person except as set forth in Maine Bar Rule 7(h). This Award and Determination is in full resolution of all claims submitted to the Panel. The Panel members have authorized the Panel Chair to sign this Award and Determination on their behalf.

The undersigned has subscribed to this Award and Determination on March 26. 2019.

Steven E. Cope, Esq.
Chair Panel 1B
Fee Arbitration Commission