Brian R. Strattard v. Robert F. Montgomery, Esq.
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Disposition: Award to Respondent
Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission
Docket #: FAC# 21-196
Dated: October 14, 2021
Bar Number: 003452
On October 12, 2021, the Board of Overseers Fee Arbitration Commission conducted a hearing in the above-captioned matter. The dispute concerned fee issues detailed within Petitioner, Brian R. Strattards fee Petition. The members of the Commission were Nancy Macirowski, Esq.; Zachary I. Greenfield, Esq.; and public member Paul F. Bolin. The hearing occurred via Zoom. The Petitioner was present and testified. The Respondent was also present and testified. Based upon the evidence admitted, the Commission finds as follows:
Assessing the findings in conjunction with the factors set forth in Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Panel finds that Respondent's fees are reasonable. Therefore, the Petitioner owes the Respondent outstanding fees in the amount of $5,378.90.
Pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 7(h), in order to preserve the confidentiality of the written materials and the testimony admitted at the hearing, the Commission has not enumerated its findings of fact and conclusions within this Award and Determination. The Award and Determination is accompanied, however, by a separate supplemental document which sets forth the findings of facts and conclusions of the Commission. 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).
This Award and Determination is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Fee Arbitration Commission.
The undersigned have subscribed to this award on October 14, 2021.
Nancy Macirowski, Esq., Panel Chair
Zachary I. Greenfield, Esq., Panel Member
Paul F. Bolin, Public Member
Fee Arbitration Commission, Panel 1