15:23 PM

Brian Risley re-appointed to the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee

Brian Risley, a solo practitioner from Springfield, has been re-appointed to The Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for a second, four-year term. Risley, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Mississippi, has been in practice since 1999.  

Risley has worked in the public sector as a public defender and assistant prosecuting attorney as well as in private practice. This experience guides his work with the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee.  

I am honored to be able to continue my service on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee,” stated Risley.  

The Fee Dispute Resolution Committee reviews petitions for individuals who submit requests for facilitation, mediation, or binding arbitration through the FDR program when there is a challenge to a fee charged by a Missouri lawyer for legal services. The committee determines whether the program has the jurisdiction to open a case. Last year, 146 petitions were received and 90 cases opened on behalf of Missouri citizens. 

I appreciate how the committee provides an outlet for citizens as well as attorneys to try and resolve their fee agreement disputes in a manner other than continued litigation in our courts and have been pleased to see the positive results that can occur,” Risely said.   

For more information about the Fee Dispute Resolution Program, click here.