Daisley Mediation Rates

FEE SCHEDULE

The Mediators at Daisley Mediation charge for their time at the rates listed below. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, each participating side will be billed equally. The Mediator is entitled to compensation for all time spent on the dispute, including but not limited to, preparation time, telephone conferences, email correspondence, attendance at the Mediation conference, any follow-up conferences whether in person or by telephone, collection efforts (including but not limited to attorney fees and costs), assistance with the preparation of any agreements by the parties and any reporting of the Mediator to counsel, the court or arbitration panel.

Mr. Daisley’s 2017 Hourly Rates

  • $195 per hour per side ($390 per hour total) for two-sided disputes
  • $165 per hour per side for three-sided disputes
  • $135 per hour per side for four-sided disputes

For half-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 4 hours will be charged (3 hours for the conference and 1 hour for preparation and reporting).

For full-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 8 hours will be charged (6 hours for the conference and 2 hours for preparation and reporting).

Mr. Daisley offers discounted flat fee rates upon advance request and agreement of all sides.

Mr. Daisley’s 2017 Flat Rates

The flat fee rates include all time for: a) preparation; b) attendance at the mediation conference (until 1 p.m. for morning cases and 5:30 p.m. for afternoon and full-day cases); c) preparation of results reports to the Court; and d) preparation of post-conference memoranda to counsel and/or the parties.

Any additional conference time is billed at the rate of $500 per hour, to be divided equally among the sides unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties.

 Any additional post-conference time is billed at the rate of $400 per hour, to be divided equally among the sides unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties.

       Mr. Daisley’s 2017 Half-day Flat Rates

  • $750 per side ($1,500 total) for two-sided cases
  • $600 per side for three-sided cases
  • $500 per side for cases involving four or more sides.

     Mr. Daisley’s 2017 Full-day Flat rates

  • $1,500 per side ($3,000 total) for two-sided cases
  • $1,200 per side for three-sided cases
  • $1,000 per side for cases involving four or more sides.

Mr. O’Dell’s 2017 Hourly Rates

  • $175 per hour per side ($350 per hour total) for two-sided disputes
  • $135 per hour per side for three-sided disputes
  • $110 per hour per side for four-sided disputes

For half-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 4 hours will be charged (3 hours for the conference and 1 hour for preparation and reporting).

For full-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 8 hours will be charged (6 hours for the conference and 2 hours for preparation and reporting).

Mr. O’Dell offers discounted flat fee rates upon advance request and agreement of all sides.  Please contact Chantal for further details.

TRAVEL CHARGES

Time for travel, if any, is billed at one-half the regular hourly rate unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

Mr. O’Dell does not charge for travel anywhere within Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties.

CANCELLATION POLICY and MINIMUM FEES

Daisley Mediation Mediators accept engagements to the exclusion of scheduling other work during the time period reserved.

Accordingly, the following policies have been adopted and apply to all matters:

  1. A minimum fee of 4-hours will be charged for half-day Mediations, and a minimum fee of 8-hours will be charged for full-day Mediations.
  2. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling,we must receive email or fax notice at least twenty (20) calendar days before the scheduled conference;otherwise, the following cancellation/scheduling fees will be charged: $400 per side for half-day mediations and $750 per side for full-day mediations. We do not waive applicable cancellation/rescheduling fees unless we are able to book another case in the reserved time slot, as these fees partially compensate us for loss of use of the time slot reserved as well as the administrative expenses incurred in connection with scheduling. We do not arbitrate who is responsible for a cancellation outside the 20-day grace period. Only if all parties agree will we invoice the charges for all sides to the party responsible for the cancellation.
  3. All cancellations must be communicated in writing (fax or email is sufficient) with the agreement of all parties expressly noted.Please let us know immediately of any need to cancel or re-schedule the Mediation.

PAYMENT AND ADVANCE DEPOSIT POLICY

Payment for Mediation Fees and Expenses must be received by this office within fifteen (15) days of receipt of billing for the Mediation services. We accept payment by check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

The attorneys representing parties in this matter or their law firms are responsible to insure that the Mediator is paid in a timely fashion, and if not, the attorney (or law firm, if the attorney practices in a firm) will be personally liable for said fees and costs, including any cancellation fees. If the attorney has any doubt about his or her client paying the Mediator, the attorney should obtain a signed credit card authorization from the client in advance of Mediation (a form is available).

Pro se parties (those not represented by attorneys) must pay by check, Visa or MasterCard no later than the conclusion of the Mediation conference.  An advance deposit or credit card authorization is required to secure payment by pro se parties.

We typically email invoices after the conclusion of the Mediation conference. However, in cases where Daisley Mediation, in our sole discretion, believes it to be necessary, an advance deposit or credit card authorization may be required from a party or its counsel. Failure to pay any required advance deposit by the deadline will result in cancellation of the Mediation.