Fees are charged at a rate of $650 per hour, including study and preparation time, hearing time, arbitration panel deliberations, and award writing.
Mediation fees are charged at a rate of $6,500 per day, including preparation time and up to eight hours of time on the day of the mediation. Additional time on the day of mediation or later dates will be billed to the parties at $650 per hour.
The fee for a four-hour mediation, available only in the San Francisco Bay Area or on Zoom (or another videoconferencing platform), is $3,500, including preparation time. Additional time on the day of the mediation or later dates will be billed to the parties at $650 per hour.
Discovery Referee Services
Fees are charged at a rate of $650 per hour, including preparation and hearing time.
Fees are set in consultation with the client based on the nature and scope of training to be provided.
If an arbitration is cancelled or postponed within 30 days of the first scheduled hearing date, a cancellation fee of 5 hours per reserved hearing date applies. If a mediation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled date, a cancellation fee of $3,250 will be charged for a full-day mediation and a cancellation fee of $1,750 will be charged for a half-day mediation. The fees may be waived in appropriate circumstances and will not be charged if such dates are rebooked with another hearing.
Travel Expense Policy
No charge for travel time. Cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area heard without travel expense charges. Cases elsewhere in California are treated the same if three or more contiguous days of hearing are scheduled. Cases outside California are heard without travel time charged, but parties will be charged for airfare plus other out of pocket travel expenses (lodging, meals, airport transfers, etc.).