The Purpose: The Chester County Bar Association's Fee Dispute Program provides for the prompt resolution through
arbitration of disputes involving charges for professional services by
attorneys whose main offices are located in Chester County. This program also provides for arbitration of fee disputes between attorneys in their
professional capacity and physicians, stenographers, consultants and expert
witnesses where the fee dispute arises out of a professional relationship other
than that of attorney-client if both parties agree to be bound. The Fee Dispute
Committee also reviews complaints for referral, when appropriate, to the
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Disputes not subject to arbitration
- Disputes where
the fees and/or costs charged to or paid by the client or on the client's
behalf have been determined pursuant (in accordance with) to statute or by
court order, rule, or decision;
- Disputes where a
third person is responsible for payment of the fees and the client fails
to join in the request for arbitration.
for the full Fee Dispute RULES.
can download the Fee Dispute Initial Complaint for using the links below:
Dispute Initial Complaint form: [ PDF ]
drop off or mail the completed application to:
County Bar Association
Fee Dispute Committee
15 W. Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380