Jeffrey M. Silverstein, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC# 21-148

Dated: November 17, 2021

Bar Number: 007115


On October 22, 2021, the Board of Overseers' Fee Arbitration Commission conducted a hearing in the above-captioned matter. The dispute concerned fee issues detailed within Petitioner, Kamau H. Thompsons fee Petition. The members of the Commission were William P. Logan, Esq.; Michael J. Welch, Esq.; and public member Paul F. Bolin. The hearing occurred via Zoom and was stenographically recorded. A hearing transcript can be ordered by any party. 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 has carried his burden to show that his fees and costs are reasonable. Therefore, the petition is denied.

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 November 17, 2021.

William P. Logan, Esq., Panel Chair
Michael J. Welch, Esq., Panel Member
Paul F. Bolin, Public Member
Fee Arbitration Commission, Panel 3