C.G. "Sonny" Jester, Jr., JD, MCIArb
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $215.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $185.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $150.00 Per Party Per Hour
Fees are the same for any additional time spent on document review, research, written findings of fact/law and other outside time, if any, necessary to prepare or make an informed award or evaluation.
For travel time charges for mediations & arbitrations held at locations other than at BAY’s offices in Atlanta, please contact BAY.>
ALL CHARGES WILL BE SHARED EQUALLY AMONG ALL PARTIES, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED IN WRITING. RATES MAY BE ADJUSTED FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS. THE FEE IS TO BE AGREED UPON IN ADVANCE.
OUR CONTRACT FOR SERVICES IS WITH THE ATTORNEY(S). WE EXTEND CREDIT, WITH NO ADVANCE DEPOSIT REQUIREMENT, BASED ON THE ATTORNEY'S CREDIT. THE ATTORNEY, IN TURN, COLLECTS FROM HIS/HER CLIENT. THEREFORE, WE EXPECT PAYMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY(S) REGARDLESS OF CLIENT ACTIVITY. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL ON EVERY ARBITRATION PRIOR TO THE AWARD BEING PUBLISHED.
*** A FINANCE CHARGE OF 1.50% PER MONTH (18% PER YEAR) WILL BE CHARGED ON BALANCES DUE OVER 45 DAYS.
C.G. "Sonny" Jester, Jr. is currently Director of Dispute Advisory services at Gleeds USA, where he is charged to develop and lead a team of professionals providing solutions and advice to the Construction and Development Industries, including risk assessment and management, claims analysis and resolution advice. His team’s services include risk mitigation, claims avoidance and dispute resolution for the construction industry and the provision of expert consulting services.
He was formerly Managing Director in the Construction Solutions group at FTI Consulting, an international forensic and litigation consulting company. Prior to assuming this position, he was Vice President in the Claims and Consulting Group (Americas) for Hill International, Inc., an international construction consulting company. Before its acquisition by Hill, Sonny headed the Expert Services Group for Boyken International, Inc.
Prior to 2006, Sonny was in private practice for over 25 years and represented various parties in construction disputes, including contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, owners, vendors and sureties. Sonny is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to and has practiced in the various Georgia Courts, District Courts in Georgia and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sonny is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated1 by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating available for a lawyer by his or her peers, and has held this distinction for 25 years. He was recognized by Atlanta Magazine in its "2014 Top Lawyers of Georgia" edition. While in private practice, he was also recognized by Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in areas of commercial and construction litigation. Sonny is a Registered Civil Mediator and a Registered Arbitrator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society.
Sonny has participated in hundreds of mediations, arbitrations and trials, both as an advocate and as a consultant. He has also presented on construction issues and dispute resolution at National Conferences of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) and Associated Owners and Developers (AOD), at the Construction Superconference in San Francisco, at the annual University of Texas Risk Management Conference, to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Construction Division, at the Texas College and University Facilities Conference. Sonny is also the author of articles and papers on a variety of construction issues.
- State of Georgia Civil Mediation Training
- State of Georgia Arbitration Training
- Multi-day mediation training (AAA)
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Member of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society
Areas of Expertise
- Business & Commercial
- Injuries & Accidents