Eugene M. Benton

Mediator/ Arbitrator

Phone

Main:

866-974-0330


Direct:

678-425-5111

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: $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.

    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 Eugene

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Judge Eugene (Gene) M. Benton joins BAY Mediation after serving as a Superior Court judge in the Alcovy Circuit (Walton and Newton county) for 16 years.  Prior to taking the bench, Gene practiced law for 22 years, most of which as a partner at Benton & Preston in Monroe, Georgia, where he handled a variety of matters.

In 2021, Gene along with his son, Bartlett Benton, formed Benton & Benton, a personal injury firm in Monroe, Georgia.  Gene now is one of the few personal injury lawyers in the state who can say he is a former Superior Court judge.

Gene also currently serves on the board of directors at Liberty First Bank in Monroe, Georgia.  With his business and legal background, he is well positioned to hear a variety of business and legal disputes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Injuries + Accidents
  • Professional Malpractice
  • State, Local + Municipal Law
  • Healthcare
  • Family + Divorce

Locations

  • Atlanta
  • Macon
  • Middle and South Georgia

Languages Spoken

  • English

Credentials