This opinion might perhaps come out the correct way. But I think it'd materially benefit from inclusion of the following line (or at least thought):
"Our decision affirming the trial court's award of attorney's fees results from the standard of review on appeal. Appellant's arguments might well justify a substantially reduced fee award. However, we defer to the trial court's contrary decision to award the full amount of requested fees. This decision was not an abuse of discretion."
I say that because, were I the trial court, I might well have awarded only a fraction of the fees sought here.
Rightly so, I think.