Judge Jerry W. Baxter
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $200.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $175.00 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.
Judge Jerry Baxter has had a distinguished 42-year career in the Fulton County Courts. He has served as an assistant solicitor general, an assistant district attorney, a state court judge, a superior court judge, and now a senior superior court judge. As a trial lawyer, he tried more than 100 jury trials. As a judge over the last 31 years, he has tried hundreds of civil jury trials, including numerous Complex Personal Injury, Products Liability, and Medical Malpractice cases. He was known in the courthouse for his efficient handling of his docket and his common-sense approach to resolving disputes.
Judge Baxter is a native of Atlanta who graduated from Grady High School. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. Judge Baxter has two daughters and a son. His hobbies include walking his dog Onyx along the Beltline and struggling at golf.
- Senior Superior Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia (January 1, 2017 – present
- Superior Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia (2000 – 2016
- State Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia (1985 – 2000)
- Assistant District Attorney, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Georgia (1976 – 1985)
- Assistant Solicitor General, Fulton County, Georgia (1974-1976)
Areas of Expertise
- Injuries & Accidents
- Professional Malpractice