- Injuries + Accidents
- Products Liability
- Business + Commercial
- Professional Malpractice
- Insurance + Coverage
- Family + Divorce
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $185.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $170.00 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.
A 2-Hour Minimum will be charged in All Cases
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 TWO-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 Thomas directly.
**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.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Marci Joel began her legal career in 1997. Licensed in both California and Georgia, Marci has a purposefully varied litigation background which includes general civil litigation, employment, personal injury, insurance defense, product liability, entertainment law, copyright infringement, first amendment, defamation, construction defect and professional liability.
After many years in the courtroom, Marci realized that litigation was not always in the best interest of the parties. In 2004, Joel trained through Pepperdine University Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution to join the Los Angeles Superior ADR panel. Marci draws upon over 20 years of litigation, mediation and business ownership to help parties resolve their disputes.
Marci considers mediation to be the most effective way to allow parties their “day in court” while retaining an actual say in the ultimate outcome or settlement of their case. Marci is a Registered Arbitrator and Neutral in the State of Georgia for both Civil and Domestic cases.