Lisa M. Hentschel v. Jed Davis, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC#17-325

Dated: January 8, 2018

Bar Number: 001686

A hearing in the above matter was held on January 8, 2018, in Augusta, Maine before 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. The members of this Panel were Acting Chair Daniel J. Stevens, Esq.; Michael J. Colleran, Esq; and public member Sandra Hodge. The Petitioner and Respondent were present and testified.

During the hearing, the Parties requested a recess so that they could discuss an informal resolution. The Panel agreed to the request for a recess. The Parties discussed an informal resolution outside the presence of the Panel and came back into the Courtroom to announce that they had reached a stipulated agreement. The stipulated agreement is that the Panel should award Respondent $12,000 for unpaid fees and costs. The Panel hereby enters an award in favor of the Respondent for the stipulated amount of $12,000. The Parties agreed to several additional terms and those terms will be identified in the Confidential Addendum which is being filed contemporaneously with the filing of this Stipulated Award and Determination.

In order to preserve the confidentiality of the written materials and the testimony submitted at the hearing, the additional terms of the stipulated agreement 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 additional terms of the stipulated agreement. 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).

The Award and Determination is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.

The undersigned has subscribed to this award on January 8, 2018.

Daniel J. Stevens, Esq.
Acting Chair, Panel 3
Fee Arbitration Commission