- Catastrophic Personal Injuries/Brain Injuries
- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Nursing Home/LTC Litigation
- Insurance + Coverage
- Injuries + Accidents
- Hospital Liability
$200.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration 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
$250.00 per hour will be charged to the requesting party 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.
A fee of $200.00 per hour will be charged for any mediations that are not held at our Atlanta office.
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.
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Jim Poe graduated from the University of Virginia with Distinction in 1971 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law School in 1974. At the University of Georgia Law School, Jim was a member of both the Georgia Law Review and the 1973-74 National Moot Court Team. Upon graduation Jim joined Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers as an associate, made partner in 1979, and in 1982 was one of the founding partners of Drew, Eckl & Farnham. During his time with both firms, Jim defended personal injury claims arising from medical, accounting and legal professional liability, product liability claims, auto and trucking negligence claims and premises liability disputes. He also handled insurance coverage disputes. As a defense lawyer, Jim served as lead or sole counsel in more than 70 trials and was lead counsel in more than 15 appellate cases. Jim also tried or settled multiple 7-figure cases for plaintiffs as well.
In 2002, Jim left Drew, Eckl & Farnham to establish James M. Poe, P.C. to exclusively represent plaintiffs in serious personal injury cases. More than 70% of his work from 2002 – 2023 involved medical, hospital or nursing home negligence claims. As a plaintiff’s lawyer, Jim acted as lead or sole counsel in more than 30 jury trials and was lead counsel in more than 200 actions.
Jim has been AV®Preeminent™ rated by his peers and the Judiciary. AV®Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with Martindale Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. The rating reflects the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary regarding two categories-legal ability and general ethical standards.
For the last 17 consecutive years of his practice, Jim was named as a Super Lawyer for medical negligence plaintiff cases. Super Lawyers is a patented annual selection process of Thompson Reuters which identifies the top 5% of lawyers in a practice area.
Jim is a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution.