$150.00 per party/per day
Workers’ Compensation Cases
2 Party Case: $195.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $175.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $155.00 Per Party Per Hour
Non-Workers’ Compensation Cases
2 Party Case: $230.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $215.00 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.
Available to travel throughout Georgia and Florida.
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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Doug Witten is available to travel for mediations throughout Georgia and Florida. Please call 678-222-0248 for his travel rates.
Doug Witten is a highly experienced attorney and ADR professional. Since 2003, Doug has been a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and has mediated upwards of 1,000 cases. He has over 20 years of legal expertise, including nearly 13 years working in increasingly senior roles for the State of Georgia’s workers’ compensation agency with a focus on ADR and administrative law. He has served as primary legal liaison to various departments and governing bodies regarding tactical direction for a wide range of legal matters affecting the state’s rights and responsibilities as well as complex policies and procedures. Doug is extremely effective at building consensus and fostering compromise among competing interests to influence favorable outcomes on diverse legal issues.
Doug has also cultivated an extensive background in health law, featuring early roles in healthcare practice groups at prominent law firms and current affiliations and training with national organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and American Bar Association (Healthcare Committee, Dispute Resolution Section; Task Force on ADR and Conflict Management in Healthcare, Health Law Section).
As a trained and experienced mediator and arbitrator, Doug specializes in serving as a neutral in the areas of Business & Commercial matters, Healthcare/Health Law issues, and Workers’ Compensation cases. Fluent in English and Spanish, Doug has published numerous works and spoken extensively on ADR and healthcare topics.
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