Mediation services are billed at the rate of $425 hourly*

* Fees as stated apply unless court order, agency order, or published panel/roster rates dictate different rate, in which case that rate governs.  Fees are split evenly between each “side” (i.e., one half to all the parties on the plaintiff/claimant side and one half to all the parties on the defense side), unless the parties agree otherwise.

Minimum Engagements 

  • Half-day reserved: 

    • Videoconference Mediation: two-hour minimum ($850 minimum, $425 minimum per side); $425/hour thereafter (charged in increments of 1/10th of an hour, split evenly per side)

    • In-Person, Local** Mediation: three-hour minimum ($1,275 minimum, $637.50 minimum per side);$425/hour thereafter (charged in increments of 1/10th of an hour, split evenly per side)

      • **Note: Localmeans within one hour drive time of our North Tampa Office

  • Full-day reserved:

    • Videoconference Mediation: four-hour minimum ($1,700 minimum, $850 minimum per side); $425/hour thereafter (charged in increments of 1/10th of an hour, split evenly per side)

    • In-Person Mediation: six-hour minimum ($2,550 minimum, $1275 minimum per side);$425/hour thereafter (charged in increments of 1/10th of an hour, split evenly per side)

  • Premediation time: 15 minutes (per side) of standard pre-mediation communication is included in the fees above.  Review of materials or conversation in excess of 15 minutes will be billed to the side requesting at the rate of $425/hour (charged in increments of 1/10th of an hour) with those fees to be added to that side’s bill to be paid at the end of mediation

Late Cancellation/Postponement

  • Notice of cancellation/postponement must be received at least 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled commencement of the mediation conference.  Otherwise, the parties will incur a cancellation / postponement fee, equal to the applicable minimum engagement; if the parties do not otherwise agree as to how to apportion the cancellation/postponement fee or if, for example, one party wishes to cancel but others are prepared to move forward with the mediation, the mediator reserves the right to apportion some or all of the cancellation/postponement fee against the party(ies) who request the late cancellation/postponement.

The “Fine Print”

  • RESPONSIBILITY OF ATTORNEYS  Notwithstanding the fact that counsel is acting as agent for a disclosed principal, the attorney’s client, the mediator is setting aside time to mediate this dispute without requiring prepayment of fees in consideration of each party’s attorney’s agreement that the attorneys undertake responsibility for timely delivery of that party’s fees.

  • PAYMENT TERMS Full payment is due at conclusion of mediation session, unless prior arrangements have been made.  We accept payments in cash or by major credit cards, PayPal, and Zelle (send to chris@shulmanadrlaw.com).  Alternative arrangements (such as check, ACH or EFT) only with prior approval.  All parties shall provide payment information prior to commencement of mediation.