FEE SCHEDULE & POLICIES

The process of mediation seems to work best when all parties have shared in the payment of the mediation fee.  Our policy is to provide mediation services at a reasonable cost.  In fact, the cost to each party is less than each party would spend on costs and attorneys’ fees for a deposition of corresponding amount of time.  You will receive Jay's best efforts toward resolving the dispute.

Time and Duration

A typical full-day mediation begins at 9:30 a.m., includes a working lunch and continues until completed. While most sessions conclude by approximately 5:00 p.m., a session may extend into the evening. Three-hour and four-hour mediations usually begin at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Weekends are available for mediation if requested by the parties or required by scheduling limitations. If the mediation session occurs on a weekend, a supplemental charge of $200 - $400 will be allocated amongst the parties for support staff overtime and building HVAC costs.

Mediation Fee

The daily fee includes:      

  • Scheduling and administering the session;
  • Any pre-mediation conferences; 
  • Preparing for and conducting the mediation session;
  • Conducting the post-session telephone facilitation and correspondence as needed;
  • Refreshments for all present; and
  • Lunch for all present (full day only).

Description of Services and Expenses

Cancellation or Rescheduling Policy

All parties represented by the same attorney are considered a single “party” for purposes of the mediation fee. All fees are payable prior to the commencement of the mediation.

A cancellation or rescheduling fee is charged only if the mediation is canceled or rescheduled 14 days from the scheduled mediation date. In such event a $200.00 fee is charged to the party or parties canceling or rescheduling the mediation. If the mediation is canceled by the agreement of all parties within 24 hours of the mediation date, each party will be charged 30% of their portion of the mediation fee. If a party fails to appear without notice, the party will be charged the three-hour mediation fee.

TESTIMONIALS

Jay calls on his familial lawyer roots, and just plain common sense, to find creative and unique solutions to the nastiest of legal disputes. He is a consummate professional who brings great value (and results) to the mediation process. He has my highest recommendation as a Texas mediator - book with him now and often! ”

Jonathan S.

Three-Hour - Per Party
Two-Hour - Per Party
Four-Hour - Per Party
Full-Day - Per Party
$450
$575
$700
$1,675

*Additional reviews of Jay's mediation services can be viewed on his Martindale-Hubbell profile.

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