Mediation Fee Schedule and Terms

Two Party Case - Full Day - $975 per party

Three or More Parties - Full Day - $900 per party

Two Party Case - Half Day - $500 per party

Three or More Parties - Half Day - $400 per party

Rocket Docket - Three Hours - $400 per party

Pro Se Litigants and Other Special Circumstances - We will on occasion and at our discretion modify our terms and fees to accommodate pro se litigants or other special circumstances.  Please call to discuss your situation.

Mediation Fees:  Covers the cost of the mediation session, time spent reviewing pre-mediation submissions (up to two hours), a limited amount of post-mediation follow up, and scheduling and administrative services.  Full day mediation fees at my Round Rock offices also include lunch.  A full day mediation session lasts up to eight (8) hours and a half day mediation session lasts up to four (4) hours.  Each hour thereafter is billed at a rate of $300 per hour, divided equally between the parties.

"Rocket Docket" Mediation:  The talented and experienced mediators at the Lakeside Mediation Center in Austin developed the practice of and coined the term for "Rocket Docket" mediation to focus on and provide an alternative means of resolving disputes with lower amounts in controversy.  For these cases, many of which might otherwise be referred to Settlement Week for mediation, we offer a mediation session of up to three (3) hours at a reduced rate of $400 per party.  The mediation submissions may be simplified and parties or attorneys with multiple cases may schedule up to three different cases on the same day in order to make efficient use of this Rocket Docket.  

Cancellation and Rescheduling Fees: After mediation is scheduled and notices of mediation are sent out, no cancellation fee will be charged if the mediation is cancelled in writing or rescheduled at least three days prior to the scheduled mediation date.  If the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled with less than three days notice, the parties will be charged a minimum of two hours time.

Travel Expenses and Facility Fees:  If the mediation session occurs outside of Travis, Williamson, or contiguous counties, reasonable travel expenses may be charged and divided equally among the parties.  The parties shall be responsible for providing or paying for all facility costs for mediations not held at our Round Rock offices.

Post-Mediation Follow Up: In cases in which progress is made, but the dispute is not quite resolved at the mediation session, there is no charge for up to 1.5 hours of post-mediation follow up calls and correspondence.  All follow up work in excess of 1.5 hours will be billed at a rate of $300 per hour and divided equally between the parties.  All rules and agreements regarding confidentiality which apply to the mediation session also apply to follow up communications.

Payment: Mediation fees are due on or before the day of the mediation session.  Travel expenses and any facility fees, post-mediation follow up time, and related charges will be billed after the session, with payment due upon receipt.

Acceptance of Fees and Terms:  By scheduling mediation you are agreeing to the fees, terms and conditions contained in this Fee Schedule and Terms sheet.