Resolution of Fee Disputes Committee

The Special Committee on the Resolution of Fee Disputes oversees the Fee Dispute Resolution Program in order to: provide an avenue, other than litigation, for the expeditious and satisfactory resolution of fee disputes between attorneys and their clients through mediation and uniform arbitration proceedings; and to foster trust and communication among attorneys and clients.

The committee works to establish FDR committees in each judicial circuit and provides training sessions for those committees. Additionally, the committee collects and records data regarding circuit committee activity; and develops and implements awareness strategies among the public and the legal profession.

The committee's work may include other specific assignments or requests in its general area of responsibility from the Bar's officers, the executive committee, or council.

The committee members are appointed by the VSB President-elect after volunteers are solicited in the fall in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online; applications are due in February. Applicants send a brief résumé and fill out a committee preference form.  

Upcoming meetings may be found on the Calendar and are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Agendas and call in numbers will be provided on the meeting entry on the Calendar.

Full NamePositionAddress of RecordTerm StartTerm End
Edward Seayers Whitlock, IIIChairLafayette Ayers & Whitlock, PLC Crossridge Professional Park 10160 Staples Mill Rd Ste 105 Glen Allen, VA 23060 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/RFD:47156:2513399WHITLOCK, EDWARD
Alexandra Jane DavisMember1347 Ransom Rd Apt 3A Grand Island, NY 14072-1439 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/RFD:96463:2513874DAVIS, ALEXANDRA
Marialuisa Sabina GallozziMemberCovington & Burling LLP 850 Tenth St NW Ste 540 N Washington, DC 20001 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/RFD:93274:3849621GALLOZZI, MARIALUISA
Jacquelyn Fromal GerlachMemberFriedman Law Firm 9401 Courthouse Road, Suite A Chesterfield, VA 238327/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/RFD:79478:3849618GERLACH, JACQUELYN
Leonard Claro Heath, Jr.MemberHeath & Verser P.L.C 11832 Rock Landing Dr Ste 201 Newport News, VA 23606-42317/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/RFD:46296:2513389HEATH, LEONARD
Johneal Moore WhiteMemberGlenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & Skaff PLC Fulton Motor Lofts 400 Salem Ave SW Ste 100 Roanoke, VA 24016 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/RFD:75957:3849616WHITE, JOHNEAL
Daniel Clarke YatesMemberNewport News Commonwealth's Attorney 2501 Washington Ave Newport News, VA 23607 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/RFD:91101:3849679YATES, DANIEL
John Joseph MableLay Member13118 Penhurst Road Midlothian, VA 23113 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/RFD:83157:2513838MABLE, JOHN
Marian WigginsLay Member702 W Glebe Rd Alexandria, VA 22305 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/RFD:91683:3849707WIGGINS, MARIAN
Paulette J. DavidsonCommittee AdministratorVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-0026 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/RFD:24392:3797962DAVIDSON, PAULETTE