- Workers' Compensation
$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.
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.
To reserve an appointment online, please click your preferred available date.
Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.
Mike Bass is based in Valdosta, Georgia and travels from Macon to the southern parts of the state to mediate cases. Please call BAY for his travel rates.
Mike Bass has been practicing law in the firm of Closson, Bass & Tomberlin in Valdosta, Georgia since January, 1990. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. He is a native Valdostan.
Mike currently practices solely in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Criminal Defense. He has handled hundreds of cases before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and has tried all manner of criminal cases from traffic tickets to murder cases. Until 2008, Mike also practiced domestic relations law. His practice spans across South Georgia. Prior to his current practice he was employed first as a law clerk in the South Georgia Judicial Circuit and then an Assistant Solicitor in the State Court of Clarke County in Athens, GA.
Mike is AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated¹ by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is also a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. He has been a speaker at workers’ compensation and criminal law conferences. Mike is the founder of the Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a Past Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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.