- Workers' Compensation
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $195.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $175.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $155.00 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.
**Please note: In-person mediations made for the Macon office will be held at 5400 Riverside Drive, Suite 201A Macon, GA 31210 starting July 1st.
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Rick J. DeMedeiros specializes in the area of Workers’ Compensation and is fluent in Spanish. Rick first became a registered neutral during law school and mediated many landlord-tenant disputes through the Fulton County Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program. He found this experience to be incredibly valuable and a fulfilling part of his legal education.
After graduation in 2004, Rick began his legal career as an insurance defense attorney for two prominent law firms in metro Atlanta. He represented employers, insurance companies, self-insureds and servicing agents before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
In 2009, he founded his own firm, specializing in the representation of injured workers. Rick is AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated¹ by Martindale Hubbell and has been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers list multiple years as both a Rising Star® and a Super Lawyer®, an honor reserved for the top 5 percent of lawyers in Georgia.
Rick is a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and works hard to help stakeholders reach mutually-agreeable settlements to their workers’ compensation disputes. His goal in any mediation is for both parties to walk away feeling satisfied. His background as both a defense attorney and a claimants’ attorney, along with his fluency in Spanish, make him especially qualified to serve as a mediator.
¹ AV®Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.