Supervisor Frazier racks up hefty legal bill in suit he’s ‘not a party’ to
Attorneys try billing county $19,365 for 48 hours of work
Two Tysons Corner attorneys hired by Rappahannock County Supervisor Ron Frazier — one billing at $400 an hour, the other at $350 an hour — have submitted an invoice of $19,365 to the Rappahannock County government after counseling the Jackson district supervisor on a FOIA lawsuit he’s not a party to.
County Attorney Art Goff, for that reason and others, said Frazier does not have a “right to payment.”
Mark A. Moorstein and Theodora A. Stringham, counsels with the Fairfax office of Offit Kurman, contend in two letters to Rappahannock County Administrator Garrey Curry and Goff that, consistent with Virginia Code 15.2-1520, Frazier has a right to their representation.
The attorneys’ first letter, addressed to Curry and dated May 10, 2019, sought $12,360 for 29 hours of work on behalf of Frazier surrounding the socalled Bragg I case (Marian M. Bragg v. Board of Supervisors).