Three Lawyers, One Non-Lawyer Honored with Fee Dispute Resolution Program Award
Four Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program volunteers were presented with Thompson/Evans Fee Dispute Resolution Awards honoring their longtime, dedicated service to the public service program during the Fall Committee Meetings held today in Jefferson City.
Michael Hill from St. Peters is a non-lawyer professional who has served as a volunteer mediator and arbitrator in the Fee Dispute Resolution Program for over 18 years. During that time, he has handled numerous and often difficult mediations and arbitrations.
Attorney volunteer awardees, Walter McQuie from Montgomery City has served the program for over 21 years, Charles McElyea from Camdenton, and the Honorable A. J. Seier from Hudson, FL have served for over 18 years as mediators and arbitrators on numerous fee dispute matters. Even after Judge Seier retired and moved to the state of Florida, he has continued to serve this program.
Judge Seier and Charlie McElyea are not able to be in Jefferson City for the award presentation.
The Fee Dispute Resolution Committee developed the Thompson/Evans Fee Dispute Resolution Award to periodically offer public recognition for its long serving, dedicated volunteers. This award is dedicated to the memory of James A. Thompson, Sr., of Springfield (a non-lawyer volunteer) and Craig V. Evans of Jefferson City (a lawyer volunteer), in recognition of their unprecedented contributions to The Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program. The Thompson/Evans Fee Dispute Resolution Award proudly hangs in The Missouri Bar Center and is to be bestowed on those volunteers who show the same dedication and service to the program as Mr. Evans and Mr. Thompson.