Charles M. McDaniel, Jr.

Mediator

Phone

Main:

678-222-0248


Direct:

404-550-4382

Fees
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    Administrative Fee
    $200.00 per party/per day

    Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees

    2 Party Case: $300 per Party Per Hour
    3 Party Case: $275 Per Party Per Hour
    4 Party Case: $250 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.

    MINIMUM TIME:
    A 3-Hour Minimum will be charged in all cases.

    TRAVEL TIME:

    For travel time charges for mediations 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.

    *** A FINANCE CHARGE OF 1.50% PER MONTH (18% PER YEAR) WILL BE CHARGED ON BALANCES DUE OVER 45 DAYS.

Schedule
  • Schedule with Charlie

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    Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.

    Please note that a requested date is not fully booked until confirmed by our scheduling coordinator, Sam Kinghorn.

Charles M. McDaniel, Jr. is distinguished as an “AV Preeminent” rated lawyer listed in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. With over 35 years of legal expertise primarily as a trial lawyer, Charlie has a proven track record of advising, mediating, and successfully resolving disputes spanning individuals, businesses, and insurers. His extensive trial experience encompasses over 75 cases brought to verdict, alongside the successful resolution of thousands more through mediation.

Transitioning his focus exclusively to mediation, Charlie leverages his wealth of knowledge and skills acquired throughout his career to guide parties towards negotiated resolutions. Recognizing the common ground that often underlies disputes, Charlie is committed to facilitating constructive dialogue and reaching mutually beneficial outcomes. He firmly believes that while the mediation process need not be protracted, its success demands unwavering dedication and attention.

Charlie’s legal background encompasses a wide spectrum, including representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases such as catastrophic bodily injury, wrongful death, and construction defect claims. Additionally, his practice also focused on contentious insurance coverage and extra-contractual bad-faith disputes involving various policy types. His extensive geographical reach spans across the Southeastern United States, where he has effectively resolved disputes in multiple states.

Beyond his legal career, Charlie’s diverse background includes teaching at the Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia, before pursuing law. This multifaceted experience uniquely equips him with a skill set ideally suited for the nuanced art of dispute resolution through mediation. Admitted to practice before esteemed courts including the United States Supreme Court, the 3rd and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and various District Courts, as well as all Georgia Courts.

Charlie’s expertise and dedication make him a sought-after mediator in navigating complex legal matters, with a concentration on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Catastrophic Personal Injuries/Brain Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home/LTC Litigation
  • Insurance + Coverage
  • Construction
  • Injuries + Accidents

Locations

  • Atlanta

Languages Spoken

  • English

Credentials

ADR Training

Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc. Civil Mediation Practicum

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1988

Moot Court Board

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

Georgia
New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States Supreme Court

Legal Employment

Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell, LLP (Partner 2007-2024)

Insley & Race. LLC (Partner, 2004-2007)

McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, Morristown, NJ (Of Counsel, 2003-2004)

Post & McDaniel, Atlanta, Georgia (2000-2003)

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Atlanta, Georgia (Partner, 1997-2000)

Bovis, Kyle & Burch, Atlanta, Georgia (1988-1997; Partner, 1995-1997)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

State Bar of Georgia