$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $275.00 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.
A 3-Hour Minimum will be charged in all cases.
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.
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Tom Harper graduated magna cum laude from both Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia School of Law. After graduation, Tom worked as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas O. Marshall of the Supreme Court of Georgia and to The Honorable Harold L. Murphy of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In 1984, Tom founded the firm of Harper & Cooper with Gary M. Cooper. He subsequently served until 2010 as Managing Partner of Harper, Waldon & Craig, a firm which numbered among its multiple clients the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest automobile insurer in the state of Georgia and in the nation. Tom has served as lead or sole counsel in over 250 contested jury trials and has been lead counsel in more than 50 reported appellate decisions.
To date, Tom has mediated over 1500 cases involving over 2000 plaintiffs. In addition to his mediation practice, Tom has continued to represent Plaintiffs in select personal injury cases. Tom has been a featured speaker in over 24 CLE programs over the past decade. He has been AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated¹ by his peers for the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
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.