Victoria L. Porter (f/k/a Victoria L. Rytky) v. Patrick J. Mellor, Esq.
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Disposition: Award to Respondent
Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission
Docket #: FAC# 13-330
Dated: March 25, 2014
Bar Number: 008856
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 designated to hear the controversy existing between the above named parties as set forth in the Petitioner's petition. A hearing was held March 20, 2014, at Augusta, Maine. Petitioner testified by telephone and both Respondents appeared and gave testimony.
Based upon the testimony and the evidence submitted in the petition and response, the Panel finds that the fees and costs paid the Respondents, totaling $6,562.66, were reasonable pursuant to Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
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).
The Award and Determination is made in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have subscribed to this award on March 25, 2014.
Christopher L. Mann, Esq ., Chair
Sandra Hodge, Public Member
Michael J. Levey, Esq.