- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Insurance + Coverage
- Injuries + Accidents
- State, Local + Municipal Law
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $250.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $225.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $200.00 Per Party Per Hour
Please note that mediations scheduled for any date after January 1st, 2022 will be subject to Jim Stewart’s new rates, listed below:
2 Party Case: $290.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $240.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $220.00 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.
A 3-Hour Minimum will be charged in All Cases
Arbitration Hourly Fees
Please Contact BAY for Mr. Stewart’s Arbitration Rates
For travel time for hearings outside the metro Atlanta area, $125.00 per hour will be charged, in addition to travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.
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.
If a Mediation or Arbitration is postponed, rescheduled or canceled for any reason WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF THE HEARING, the Responsible Party(s) will be charged a THREE-HOUR MINIMUM at the FULL hourly rate for all parties in the entire case, as stated on BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC Fee Structure Sheet, included with the Confirmation Letter when the Mediation or Arbitration was scheduled. If any Party has any questions about this Policy, please call Jim directly.
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Jim Stewart has been a Civil Litigator since 1979 and has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in a wide range of disputes. He was retained as a Hospital Defense Attorney and served as a private practice Personal Injury Attorney. Prior to attending law school, Jim was a Claims Adjuster and Claims Supervisor for two national insurance companies handling all types of Personal Injury Claims, including Medical Malpractice.
Today, Jim is a full-time Mediator and Arbitrator with BAY Mediation & Arbitration in Atlanta and has served as a neutral throughout Georgia in over 5,000 cases. Since 1986, he has served as a neutral in cases involving Catastrophic Injuries, Complex Litigation, Multiple Parties, Nursing Home Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Tractor Trailers & Automobiles, Wrongful Death, Premises/Dangerous Conditions, Defective Products, Insurance Contracts & Coverage, and Libel & Slander.
Jim is a Registered Neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and has been a recognized member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators.
Jim is honored to have been chosen as one of The Top 19 Best Arbitrators and Mediators in Atlanta for 2018-2019, based upon reputation, credibility, experience & professionalism (www.expertise.com/ga/atlanta/arbitration-mediation) and an AVOO Top Rated Lawyer of 2019. Jim has also been honored as a SUPER LAWYER 2013-2019 and chosen as one of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers 2012-2019. He has also been rated “AV PREEMINENT”, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 24 years (1995-2019) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
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.