- Injuries + Accidents
- Business + Commercial
- Employment + Labor
- Insurance + Coverage
- Civil Rights / Section 1985
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $225.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $200.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $175.00 Per Party Per Hour
*Effective June 1, 2021*
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
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.
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Tanya Tate has been a mediator and arbitrator since 2010 and is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Tanya has mediated over 300 cases involving Employment Litigation, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, Contracts and Torts, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage, School Law, Government Law, Premises, Liability, and Personal Injury Suits. Tanya also frequently serves as an independent investigator investigating claims of workplace harassment and discrimination claims, as well as FLSA violations. Before beginning her work as a mediator, Tanya had her own litigation practice from 2003 until 2010 handling cases in the areas of business litigation, with an emphasis on labor and employment matters, particularly issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Georgia Trade Secrets Act. She also represented plaintiffs and defendants in a multitude of complex business litigation matters, including disputes involving restrictive covenants, franchise law, and trade secret disputes. Prior to starting her own practice, Tanya worked at Andersen, Tate & Carr where she represented both plaintiffs and defendants, primarily in employment law and business litigation matters. Ms. Tate began her legal career at Mabry and McClelland (formerly Chambers, Mabry, McClelland & Brooks), primarily representing insurance companies in employment law, school law, personal injury,premises liability and coverage matters.
Tanya graduated from the University of Georgia Honors Program, magna cum laude with high honors, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, and then received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Tanya is AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated¹ by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. She has been twice recognized in the list of Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in employment law, a designation given to only 2.5% of attorneys in the state. Tanya is a registered mediator and arbitrator withe the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgia Gwinnett College.
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.
Tanya did a fantastic job mediating a case for me. Both parties were far apart when the mediation began, and entrenched in their positions. Despite significant challenges, she worked creatively to reach a resolution — and got us there well before the mediation was scheduled to end. I highly recommend her.Ben Pope, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Tanya Tate has served as a mediator in a few of my cases, and each time, I was very impressed by her ability to quickly discern the fundamental issues in the case. She is able to focus the parties on a realistic understanding of their respective positions, while also addressing the risks and costs inherent in litigation. Ms. Tate’s informal but direct style and her skilled guidance of the parties’ discussions foster resolution in even the seemingly “hopeless” cases. She is smart, accommodating, patient, creative, and extremely helpful during the mediation process. Ms. Tate’s fees are very reasonable, and the parties definitely received significant value for the money.Jaime Theriot, Esq.
Tanya mediated a series of employment claims between the EEOC and a defendant that were both complex and contentious. Her knowledge of the law and her experience, having represented individuals as well as employers, was instrumental in the parties reaching a resolution that I am not sure could have been reached without her assistance.Steven A. Wagner, Senior Trial Attorney
Tanya recently mediated an employment dispute for us. She is very professional, personable, knowledgeable, and made our client very comfortable with the process. She was able to effectively help bring the issue to a resolution.Josh Joel, Goodman McGuffey LLP
Tanya is a highly skilled third party investigator who is professional, courteous, responsive and helpful. She knows her subject matter inside and out. Tanya has investigated several challenging employment matters for us and we have always been happy with the results. I highly recommend Tanya, especially for any complicated or multi-party employment matter.Michael Christman, SPHR
Tanya, thanks for all the energy and effort you put into getting my case resolved. You were absolutely the greatest.Max Richardson, Esq.
Tanya did a great job for us mediating a very contentious business dispute. She had knowledge of the law that gave her credibility with the parties and worked hard to get all sides to thoughtfully consider our respective positions and the benefits of an agreed upon outcome. I will definitely use her again for mediation and recommend her to others for business cases.Jeffery DeLoach, Partner
I recently used Tanya in a mediation and was very satisfied with her services. Not only was she adequately prepared, she handled my client well and assured him that his voice was being heard. Not only do I highly recommend Tanya, I will be using her services again.Adeash Lakraj, Esq.
Tanya does an outstanding job as a mediator and I recommend her without hesitation. She is evaluative and takes the time to really learn your case. She is well versed in employment law, which adds to her effectiveness.Carole Miller, Member of Bressler
Tanya was very helpful, especially after the formal mediation. She stayed involved, and provided suggestions and advice to both sides until an agreement was reached.Harvey R. Linder, Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law/Attorney
Tanya has mediated several Title VII and FLSA cases for me and has done a great job!Mary A. Prebula, Esq.