Fees and Rates
You can count on me to be
Professional, Courteous, Timely and Efficient.
I bill for my time in ten minute increments. For my professional mediation services (including reading, researching, abstracting, writing and facilitating, my hourly rate is $240 for two party matters and an additional $30 per hour for each additional true party in interest. For performing an arbitration, my hourly rate is $270 for two party matters and an additional $30 per hour for each additional true party in interest.
I charge $90 per hour for my travel and administrative time, and I pass on out-of-pocket expenses (common carrier travel, overnight accommodations, meals taken in conjunction with overnight stays, office expenses beyond routine mailing, copying, etc.) at actual cost.
Assuming availability, I can provide a neutral and private venue in Sterling, IL. For that amenity, I invoice at $10/room/day plus “set-up” time.
I also charge a file "set-up fee" of one-half hour at the case's applicable rate.
For a cancellation after my “Letter of Engagement,” but more than 30 days from the scheduled joint session, the fee is the file opening fee, any work I have done on the file and any out-of-pocket costs already spent and not recoverable.
For a cancellation occurring less than 30 days before the scheduled joint session, the amounts for a cancellation more than 30 days out plus a fee of 3 hours at the applicable hourly rate.