How do you solve legal fee disputes with your lawyer?
If you have a fee dispute with your lawyer, you may want to consider filing a complaint with the Fee Dispute Committee of the Westmoreland Bar Association. If you wish to file, you will need to agree to attend an informal conference before a WBA Fee Dispute Panel, where your attorney will also be asked to be in attendance.
The Fee Dispute Committee conducts hearings on complaints initiated by clients of lawyers on Westmoreland County matters, or Westmoreland County lawyers, to determine whether those attorneys have charged reasonable fees. The Committee, comprised of attorneys and non-attorneys, has been instrumental in resolving disagreements between attorneys and clients that would have otherwise resulted in expensive and time-consuming litigation.
- For more information, call the Westmoreland Bar Association at 724.834.6730.
- To file a fee dispute, please fill out the Westmoreland Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee Client's Questionnaire and Agreement:
Download the WBA Fee Dispute Questionnaire and Agreement» (PDF 94 KB)
- To read the rules for conduct of the Westmoreland Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, click the link below:
Download the WBA Fee Dispute Committee Rules for Conduct» (PDF 25 KB)