Dan P. Umphrey, Esq.
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Disposition: Award to Petitioner
Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission
Docket #: FAC# 21-214
Dated: March 2, 2022
Bar Number: 004502
On February 28, 2022, the Board of Overseers' Fee Arbitration Commission conducted a hearing in the above-captioned matter. The dispute concerned fee issues detailed within Petitioner, Glen R. Edgecombs fee Petition. The members of the Commission were William P. Logan, Esq.; Mara Rose Hunter King, Esq.; and public member Timothy Smith. The hearing occurred via Zoom. The Petitioner was present and testified. The Respondent did not appear. 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 not carried his burden to show that Respondents fees and costs are reasonable, and the petition is therefore granted.
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 March 2, 2022.
William P. Logan, Esq., Panel Chair
Mara Rose Hunter King, Esq., Panel Member
Timothy Smith, Public Member
Fee Arbitration Commission, Panel 3