Joseph M. Francis v. Donald F. Brown, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: 12-340

Dated: August 15, 2013

Bar Number: 008541

The undersigned constitutes a duly authorized Fee Arbitration Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. This Panel was designed to hear the controversy existing between the above named parties as set forth in the Petitioner's Petition. A hearing was held on July 30, 2013, at Bangor, Maine. The Petitioner was present and testified. The Respondent did appear and file written submissions. Based upon the evidence introduced, the Panel finds as follows:

The Respondent is granted an award in the amount of $1,800.00, which amount has already been paid by Petitioner to Respondent.

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 9(j), 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 9(j).

Rebecca A. Cayford, Esq., Chair

Angela M. Farrell, Esq. Attorney Member

Timothy Smith, Lay Member