James E. Easler v. Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq.
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Disposition: Award to Petitioner
Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission
Docket #: FAC #19-401
Dated: January 20, 2020
Bar Number: 003424
This matter came before the Board of Overseers of the Bars Fee Arbitration Commission upon the above-named Petitioners filing of both a Fee Arbitration Petition and a companion Lawyers Fund for Client Protection Claim. The now deceased attorney Anthony P. Shusta was a solo practitioner with a law office in Madison, Maine. The above-named Petitioner seeks reimbursement for unearned legal fees in the amount of $2,000. In the "Respondents Reply and Submission to Arbitration" dated November 13, 2019, the Personal Representative for the late Attorney Shustas Estate, Trudy L. Shusta, stipulates to the unearned legal fee amount reflected in the Petitioners Petition for Fee Arbitration.
Pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 7(f) which states that "[a]n award may also be entered on consent of the parties," the above-named Petitioner is entitled to reimbursement of legal fees paid to, but not earned by, Attorney Shusta in the amount of $2,000. This Consent Award is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Fee Arbitration Commission.
The undersigned subscribed to this award on January 20, 2020.
Brett D. Baber, Esq.
Fee Arbitration Commission Vice Chair