Rates & Policies
Mediation and Arbitration Hours
Please be advised that a mediation or arbitration is scheduled for four (4) hours unless otherwise agreed to and confirmed in writing.
Location & Travel
If scheduled at our firm, our address is 3505 East Frontage Road, Suite 135, Tampa, FL. 33607. The office is located on Harbour Island and has free parking for participants and their representatives. There is no charge for travel time for mediations or arbitrations that take place in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. With regard to travel time for mediations or arbitrations which take place outside of the above counties please contact our office to discuss our travel rates.
Mediation and Arbitration Service Fees
Our mediation and arbitration services fees, which include a review of documents and reports, as well as preparation of a mediation or arbitration report are as follows:
2 party Mediation or Arbitration: $200 per hour, per party
3 party Mediation or Arbitration: $150 per hour, per party
4 parties or more Mediation or Arbitration: $125 per hour, per party
“Parties” to the mediation or arbitration refers to the named parties to the litigation as well as any interested parties voluntarily participating in the mediation or arbitration process.
There is a three (3) hour minimum charge for all mediations and arbitrations unless agreed to by the mediator/arbitrator. If a full day is reserved, there will be a six (6) hour minimum charge. Also, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the participating parties shall divide the mediation or arbitration fees equally.
Please note that there is a two (2) hour cancellation fee if canceled less than ten (10) business days prior to the mediation or arbitration divided by all parties. All cancellations should be done in writing, email, or fax with the agreement of all parties and counsel, if any. Bills for the mediation or arbitration fees will be emailed to the parties and/or their representatives after the mediation or arbitration is concluded and are payable upon receipt. Pro se parties (those not represented by attorneys) must pre-pay a $500 deposit or bring a check to the mediation or arbitration for payment no later than conclusion of the mediation or arbitration. If a party is attorney represented, we understand that in some circumstances, invoices for reimbursement may be issued to your client for direct payment. Notwithstanding, this will confirm that you and/or your law firm retained our services, and as such, you and/or your firm are ultimately responsible for the payment of the invoice. The payment of the mediation or arbitration fees is not conditioned upon receipt of settlement funds and payment is expected within 15 days of receipt of the invoice.