Jacob R. Walmer v. Wenonah M. Wirick, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC #19-296

Dated: March 10, 2020

Bar Number: 009634

A hearing in the above matter was held on February 12, 2020, in Lewiston, Maine before a duly authorized Fee Arbitration Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. This Panel was designated to hear the controversy existing between the above-named parties as set forth in the Petitioner’s Petition. The members of this Panel were Chair Carrie Folsom, Esq.; Michael J. Colleran, Esq.; and public member Paul F. Bolin. The Petitioner did not appear. The Board Clerk attempted to reach Petitioner via telephone at the time of the hearing, and Petitioner was also paged on the public address system at the courthouse. The Respondent appeared with counsel and testified. Based upon the evidence introduced, the Panel finds as follows:

Respondent demonstrated that there was a written fee agreement, that the fees actually charged and the structure of the fees as might be incurred were outlined in the fee agreement, and that the fees so charged were reasonable.

In order to preserve the confidentiality of the written materials and the testimony submitted at the hearing, the findings of fact and conclusions are not set forth in the Award and Determination. This Award and Determination is accompanied, however, by a separate supplemental document which sets forth the findings of facts and conclusions of the Panel. By ruling of the Chair, the attached supplemental document shall not be considered part of the award, which is a public document. In accordance with Maine Bar Rule 7(h), the supplemental document shall be confidential and shall not be open to the public or disclosed to any person except as otherwise set forth in Maine Bar Rule 7(h).

The Award and Determination is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.

The undersigned have subscribed to this award on March 10, 2020.

Carrie Folsom, Esq.
Chair, Panel 3
Fee Arbitration Commission