Hon. Patricia Killingsworth
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $175.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $150.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $135.00 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.
Hon. Patricia Killingsworth travels throughout the state to mediate cases. She does not charge a travel fee. She also mediates out of Savannah 6 days per month.
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.
Hon. Patricia Killingsworth travels throughout the state to mediate cases, specifically including Savannah and surrounding counties. She does not charge a travel fee.
Hon. Patricia Killingsworth served as a judge at the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation from 1987-1996. During her tenure as Chief Judge and Trial Division Director, she initiated the alternative dispute resolution program at the Board, where she served as a mediator in addition to her judicial and administrative duties. Judge Killingsworth has been in private mediation practice for over 15 years, specializing in workers’ compensation and employment disputes, with particular emphasis on catastrophic injury claims. She has mediated over 2500 cases and maintains a resolution rate in excess of 90%. Judge Killingsworth is a member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Since 1990, she has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, where she teaches introductory and advanced workers’ compensation law. She is the author of the textbook entitled Workers’ Compensation Law: Georgia Rules, Regulations and Cases [1994, 1995, 1996, 1997].
- National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
- Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia: Workers Compensation Section, 1984-present (Board of Directors,
1987-1996); Trial Practice Section, 1993-present; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section,
1997-present (Chair, 2004-2005)
- Atlanta Bar Association (Workers Compensation Section 1984-2010; Alternative Dispute
Resolution Section, 1998-2010 (Board of Directors, 2006-2010))
- Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission (2000-2001)
Areas of Expertise
- Employment & Labor
- Injuries & Accidents
- Workers' Compensation