Kathleen E. Burnham v. Randy L. Robinson, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Petitioner

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC #14-013

Dated: July 7, 2014

Bar Number: 009251

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 June 19, 2014, at Augusta, Maine. The Petitioner, Kathleen Burnham-a friend, Shirley Collins-mother of Larry Collins, and Fem Clark-mother of Shirley Collins, and Respondent appeared and testified. Based upon the evidence introduced and testimony, the Panel finds as follows:

    l. The parties stipulated Respondent was paid $6,675.00 by the Petitioner and those who assisted her with the payment of fees.
    2. That the reasonable fee in this matter is $5,250.00
    3. Therefore, Respondent owes Petitioner a refund of$1,425.00.

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 Mai ne 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 in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has subscribed to this award on July 7, 2014.

Christopher L. Mann, Esq., Panel Chair
Michael J. Levey, Esq., Panel Member
Edward M. Snook, Panel Member