Fee Schedule

Mediation:  $1700 package for half day, $3200 package for full day. Half day and full day rates include all scheduling, file set-up, correspondence, pre-hearing telephone calls, preparation, review of briefs, travel time in and the mediation. Optional $400 per hour rate.

Arbitration: $400 per hour

Contact me about other rates and arrangements.

There is no charge for mileage, parking, postage or photocopies. For travel expenses outside of the greater Bay Area, air fare may need to be paid, see below.

Hourly rates, unless agreed to otherwise in advance, include four-hour minimum, inclusive of scheduling, file set-up, correspondence, pre-hearing telephone calls, preparation, review of briefs, travel and mediation or arbitration. There is no charge for mileage, parking, postage or photocopies.  For travel expenses outside of the greater Bay Area, air fare may need to be paid,  see below.

No charge for travel in San Francisco or the East Bay including hearings elsewhere in the greater Bay Area, San Jose, Stockton, Santa Rosa and Sacramento.  Mr. Russo handles all disputes in California and will travel outside the state as well. Arrangements should be discussed for hearings outside of the greater Bay Area.

Please call if you have questions regarding fees.  My guiding principle is to make alternative dispute resolution cost effective and affordable.  It should be a small fraction of the ultimate costs of litigation.

CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING

In the event of cancellation of a scheduled mediation or arbitration (including pre-arbitration conferences), without rescheduling with more than five business days’ notice, fees will be charged for services preceding cancellation on an hourly basis.  There is a two-hour minimum fee in the event of cancellation without rescheduling with fewer than five business days’ notice or in the event of rescheduling with fewer than three business days’ notice.  If a matter can be rescheduled in the same or next calendar week, the fee will be waived.

FEE RESPONSIBILITY

In the absence of any agreement otherwise, in civil matters it is assumed that the fee will be shared equally by all parties, and in Workers’ Compensation matters, the fee will be paid by the defendants.

The fees are the responsibility of the attorneys and firms who schedule the matter, irrespective of any third-party responsibility for payment.

Russo Mediation and Law
Mediation, Arbitration, Consultation
Mailing address: 1185 Trestle Glen Rd.
Oakland, CA 94610
Office: (510) 452-5001
Cell: (510) 333-7118
Email: fdr@russomediates.com
Web: www.russomediates.com
and www.compensationmediations.com