Mediation Rates Appropriate for Small & Medium Cases, and Pre-Litigation Mediations Required by Real Estate & Other Contracts
Peter Lesser's rate for mediation services is $400 per hour. Peter does not charge any administrative, intake or case management fees.
For 2023, half-day and full-day mediations may be scheduled on a pre-paid basis as follows:
Half-Day Mediationis available for $2,000. This includes a detailed review of mediation briefs and exhibits; approximately 4.0 hours of meeting time with the parties and counsel; and reasonable follow-ups by email and/or phone, if appropriate.
Full-Day Mediationis available for $3,000. This includes a detailed review of mediation briefs and exhibits; approximately 7.0 hours of meeting time with the parties and counsel; and reasonable follow-ups by email and/or phone, if appropriate.
Additional meeting time, or substantial follow-up time, will be invoiced at $400 per hour, and is payable upon receipt. Arbitration services are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Pre-Payment of All Mediations: Peter's mediation rates are premised on the pre-payment of his professional fees by each party at least three days prior to each meeting. Payments may be made by mailed check or via Peter's LawPay account. Counsel are responsible for determining how many parties will be sharing the fees, and whether the fees will be paid by the law firm, the client or the insurer; please communicate this information to Peter by email.
Mediation Briefs & Exhibits: Peter appreciates receiving mediation briefs and copies of key exhibits (and studies them closely), but he does not require them. For cases in which preparation of a brief would present a financial hardship for the client, or is otherwise impracticable, Peter is happy to learn about that party's position orally at the beginning of the mediation.
Please transmit mediation briefs and exhibits by email attachment to Peter@PeterLesser.com, or by fax/Efax to 866-225-4573 (no cover sheet required) by 1:00 pm on the day prior to the meeting; please do not mail or overnight the briefs to Peter's office without first advising Peter. Please do not bring a previously-untransmitted brief to the mediation itself, as Peter will not have the time or ability to review it at this stage.