$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $500.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $400.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $325.00 Per Party Per Hour
5 or More Party Case: $275.00 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 4-Hour Minimum will be charged in All Cases.
For travel time for hearings outside the metro Atlanta area, $500.00 per hour will be charged, in addition to travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.
All fees and expense reimbursements must be paid in full on every arbitration prior to the award being published.
If a mediation or arbitration is rescheduled or cancelled for any reason *WITHIN TEN (10) BUSINESS DAYS OF THE HEARING, the responsible party(s) will be charged a FOUR-HOUR MINIMUM at the hourly rate stated on BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC Fee Structure Sheet, included with the Confirmation Letter when the mediation or arbitration was scheduled.
(*Of course, we understand being called to court and other unexpected, good faith reasons to cancel or reschedule occur. In such situations, no cancellation fee will be charged.)
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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Victor Faenza has represented plaintiffs and defendants in tort, commercial and construction litigation as a civil litigator for 27 years. His practice has involved a wide range of matters, including Construction, Trucking, Professional Malpractice (including medical, dental, and legal), Bad Faith, Premises Liability (including violent crime), Products Liability, Personal Injury, Aviation, Employment, Fraud, Contracts, Runoff/Land Use, Property & Casualty, Automobile Accidents and Insurance Coverage. He is AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated¹ by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was selected for inclusion in the 2013 through 2018 Georgia Super LawyersⓇ lists. Victor has mediated over 2,700 cases and currently serves as a full time mediator and arbitrator handling more than 200 cases per year. He is a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and is a recognized member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and The Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators.
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.
Victor gets cases settled. His trial experience equips him to see the strengths and weaknesses of both sides. His mediation experience enables him to communicate effectively with both sides. Parties listen to and respect Victor, and cases get settled.Matthew Moffett
Victor is a great mediator. His years of work in the trenches gives him a real world perspective and a lot of “street cred” in both rooms. He is tenacious and has the perfect demeanor and personality to politely, yet firmly, push toward a resolution. Highly recommended.Joe Fried
Victor is an excellent mediator and an excellent person. I have mediated with Victor many times in the past and have found him to be hard working, tenacious, and willing to work with both sides to get cases resolved. He is respectful of your time and often settles cases in a matter of a few hours. He will also follow up and continue working with the parties even after the mediation has seemingly failed. I fully endorse Victor as a mediator.Dan McGrew
Victor is a remarkable mediator capable of cutting through the issues and relating to all parties and lawyers. His is very good at seeing risks of both sides in continuing litigation versus a settlement at mediation which ends the risks for both sides. His efficient style does not keep the parties and their lawyers for endless hours needlessly but will get to the settlement and conclusion in a swift manner if possible. He sees the compromise possibilities early on in the day and will make the most of the time available.Charles Medlin
I have mediated with dozens of mediators and without any doubt, Victor is one of the best. His knowledge, expertise and refusal to quit is unmatched. I give Victor my highest recommendation.Michael Werner
Victor is an excellent mediator- he has the ability to connect with insurance claims professionals and inured victims alike. In my opinion, this connection is critical to moving the ball in the right direction to resolve cases. I have seen him overcome obstacles to resolve cases on many occasions. Victor works tirelessly at mediation and after mediation has ended to resolve matters. I wholeheartedly recommend Victor as a mediator, whether a catastrophic case or multi-party construction defect case – he can handle it all.Adam Appel
I have worked with Victor on a number of mediations and have had an excellent track record in getting the hard cases settled thanks to his creative techniques and determination. Any time you use Victor, you know that he will do everything he can to get the case settled. My clients really enjoy using him and he is always highly recommended by counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants. Just take a look at his schedule, he is in high demand! That tells you all you need to know about Victor.Jack Hawkins
I would highly recommend Victor to anyone who is looking for a mediator who will work hard to get your case resolved. Victor is the best at what he does. He treats all parties with respect and the highest level of professionalism. If you want a mediator who will work hard and get it done – hire Victor.Andrew Jones
Victor is an effective mediator who works diligently and efficiently to achieve the best results for our clients. His expertise and experience are unparalleled.John McKinley
Victor is an excellent mediator and when I am in need of a mediator in the Atlanta area, he is my first choice. He is extremely knowledgeable in a number of areas of law, but also very creative in his approach to bringing parties together towards a resolution. Victor is also extremely personable, which is one of the reasons he is so successful and well-respected in his field. Simply put… one of the best mediators.Shane Barrlett
I have had the pleasure of using Victor as a mediator for many, many years. He is without question one of the best. He is not afraid to tell you, and most importantly, your client, what he really feels about your case. Likewise, he is just as hard on the other side. He has told me, in the course of a mediation, that we should terminate the session, because he just doesn’t think the defense is going to get us where he thinks they should be and, alternatively, he has convinced me to stay at the table when I believed things were hopeless, and he ended up getting the deal done. I absolutely recommend Victor, without hesitation.Michael R. Braun
Victor is an exceptional mediator. I’ve mediated cases with him for many years. Big cases, small cases, complex or simple, Victor is always prepared, professional and respectful of all involved. I recommend him without reservations.Brian Neary
Victor is a top notch mediator. I have used him during my representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in personal injury cases for many years, and he works tirelessly to get the job done. Generally speaking, I find that both sides of the bar are equally enthused about using victor on the tough cases. I can say without hesitation that Victor’s success rate is extremely high. He has resolved numerous cases that I thought had no chance of settling, and he always puts forth his full effort on every case before him.Alfred L. Evans III
I’ve used Victor as a mediator in several of my cases and always had success for my clients. He does a fantastic job and does it swiftly. He is always prepared and has a good grasp on the facts and issues of the matter at hand. Plus, he is fun to work with. I highly recommend Victor.Molly O'Connor
Victor has mediated many cases for me when I was the attorney for one of the parties. He always had a good grasp of the issues in the case and was very effective and constructive in conveying to all sides the risks that needed to be considered and the value of resolving the case without trial. I have no reservations in recommending Victor.Bruce Barrickman
I have used Victor as a mediator several times. He works hard to get the job done. In fact, a couple of my cases settled days after the in-house mediation concluded because Victor kept the negotiations going until a settlement was reached. I would highly recommend him as a mediator.Melissa Patton
Victor has served as an excellent mediator on countless cases for me and my clients. He prides himself on working towards a resolution on every case and will continue to do so until each case is resolved, even long after a mediation may have ended (and even after his bill has been paid). I strongly recommend Victor as a mediator.Jason Hammer
Victor does not need my recommendation, but he’s got it! He is a gentleman and an excellent mediator. He recently resolved a case for my client that I really did not think would settle. Once again, Victor has done a magnificent job for both Plaintiff and defense alike.Donald W. Singleton
Victor is highly regarded as one of the best mediators in Georgia. I’ve been fortunate enough to hire Victor to mediate on numerous occasions. I’m always impressed with Victors creative solutions to resolving cases. I highly recommend Victor.Ben Persons
Victor is the best! We have worked with him for many years and seen how he obtains maximum results for our injury clients during mediations. He is definitely on our short list of preferred mediators. Cannot recommend him enough.James Imbriale
Victor is a fantastic mediator who is able to communicate with both sides on an issue. He is detail-oriented and is successful in obtaining settlements. I would not hesitate to recommend him.Kevin Ford
Victor is one of the best, if not the best, mediators with whom I have worked. He is effective, efficient, and an intelligent mediator. He knows how to isolate the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case and how to pinpoint value such that the cases that he mediates almost settle without fail. I have mediated perhaps a dozen cases with him and each one resolved. I recommend him without hesitation.John Alday
Victor is a fantastic knowledgeable mediator who gets great results. He gets the job done even with difficult parties/clients. I have never been unsuccessful when I have had Vic mediate one of my cases. I strongly recommend Vic as a mediator.Winston Briggs
Without a doubt, Victor is one of the best mediators I have ever used. He is aggressive when necessary. And, he is able to cut through the bull to get the parties to the heart of the negotiations. I have used him at least twenty times. And, I believe we came to a successful settlement in each case. I cannot say enough good things about him and his techniques to resolve cases.Keith Bodoh
Victor is a phenomenal mediator. He invests himself in each case he mediates, accurately assesses the parties strengths and weaknesses and facilitates a resolution the parties can agree to.Kim Ruder