POLICIES & FEES

Policies Effective January 1, 2021

STANDARD RATE

Mediations/ARBITRATIONS

Half Day: $3,500

Full Day: $7,000

Over 9 Hours: Additional Hourly Fee

Arbitration set up fee: $500

CLASS ACTION AND PAGA MATTERS

Mediations

$9,000 per Day
Over 9 hours: Additional Hourly Fee

CONSULTATIONS

$400 - $600 per hour

Travel fee is $400 flat rate for Fresno or Bakersfield. $200 per hour for cases beyond Fresno or Bakersfield. No travel fee for class action or PAGA.
An overtime rate applies to evening or weekend appointments. No Arbitration hearings over five days are accepted without prior discussion.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Mediations / Half Day Arbitrations

$1,500 / Half Day
$3,500 / Full Day
$4,500 / PAGA or class action

Notice of cancelation must be received at least seven full calendar days in advance of the hearing date.

Arbitrations Scheduled for One or More Days



Notice of cancellation must be received at least forty five days in advance of the start of the hearing date to avoid forfeiture of deposit. Every reasonable effort will be made to backfill the time.

DEPOSIT POLICY FOR ARBITRATIONS

Total fee is due 60 days prior to the day arbitration is scheduled to begin.

FEE POLICIES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022

STANDARD RATE

Mediations/ARBITRATIONS

Half Day: $3,500

Full Day: $7,000

Over 9 Hours: Additional Hourly Fee

Arbitration set up fee: $500

CLASS ACTION AND PAGA MATTERS

Mediations

$12,000 per Day
Over 9 hours: Additional Hourly Fee

FAMILY LAW

STANDARD MEDIATION:

Half Day: $2,000

Full Day: $4,000

COMPLEX MEDIATION:

Full Day: $6,000

DISCOVERY REFEREE

STANDARD DISCOVERY REFEREE CASES:

$600 per hour

CONSULTATIONS

$400 - $600 per hour

EXTRAORDINARY MATTERS

Some multi-party and multi-million-dollar cases are not standard. These are billed at $12,000 per day.

OVERTIME / AFTER HOURS / WEEKEND / POST MEDIATION WORK

An overtime rate applies to evening and weekend appointments. This is calculated at time and one-half.

Significant post-mediation work is charged at an hourly rate.

TRAVEL

Travel for cases in Fresno or Bakersfield is $500 (flat rate).

Travel for cases beyond Fresno and Bakersfield is $250 per hour.

No travel is charged for Class Action, PAGA and extraordinary matters.

CANCELATION AND DEPOSIT POLICIES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022

MEDIATIONS / HALF-DAY ARBITRATIONS

Notice of cancelation must be received at least seven full calendar days in advance of the hearing date.

I do not bill for deposits in advance of mediations and half day arbitrations. Waivers of the cancelation fee are granted only in extraordinary circumstances. It is rare that I am able to backfill time within seven days prior to a hearing. If I am able to do so, the time will be credited.

$1,750 / Half Day

$3,500 / Full Day

ARBITRATIONS SCHEDULED FOR ONE OR MORE DAYS

A deposit is due for the full arbitration fee at least sixty days before the arbitration hearing.

Notice of cancelation must be received at least forty-five days in advance of the hearing date to avoid forfeiture of the deposit. Every reasonable effort will be made to backfill the time. If I am able to do so, the time will be credited.