William J. "Bill" Atkins

Mediator/Arbitrator

Bill Atkins
Phone

Main:

678-222-0248


Fax:

404-252-3376


Direct:

404-525-1080

Fees
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    Administrative Fee
    $150.00 per party/per day

    Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
    2 Party Case: $250.00 Per Party Per Hour
    3 Party Case: $235.00 Per Party Per Hour
    4 Party Case: $225.00 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.

    TRAVEL TIME:
    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.

Schedule
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Bill Atkins is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in a wide variety of civil cases, including employment discrimination, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and police misconduct. He has primarily represented plaintiffs but has also represented defendant employers and police officers. Bill has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts throughout Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia.

From 2000-2008, Bill was an associate and equity partner at Parks, Chesin & Walbert, P.C. His practice focused on employment discrimination, police misconduct and personal injury. Bill started his own law firm in 2008 and focused his practice on police misconduct and personal injury matters. Since 2015, Bill has been a partner at Edmond, Lindsay & Atkins, LLP, a trial law firm specializing in medical malpractice, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He also handled civil appeals before the Court of Appeals, Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Bill is registered as a mediator and arbitrator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Given the breadth of his experience as a civil trial lawyer, he is uniquely qualified to help parties work through the substantive legal issues that often impede resolution of cases at mediation.

Areas of Expertise

Injuries + Accidents
Employment + Labor
Professional Malpractice
Insurance + Coverage
State, Local + Municipal Law
Civil Rights / Section 1985

Credentials

ADR Training
Education
Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
Legal Employment
Professional Affiliations