Rates & Fees

Times – Rates: Per Hour

DESKTOP ARBITRATION SERVICES – Where no disclosed claims or counterclaims exceed $25,000, we can resolve your dispute with the documents both the claimant and respondent supplies without a hearing. These documents can be sent in at any time to our corporate office.

Desktop Arbitration Fee: $1,500.00

Fast-Track 2 Hour Mediation Sessions are available for simple two party cases. We facilitate (2) two hour mediation sessions from:

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at a rate of $350.00 per hour per party (2 party cases only).
Lunch is not provided for these sessions.

3 Hour Sessions are also available for simple two party cases. These mediation sessions will be scheduled during our normal business hours at the following times:

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. $350.00 per hour per party
Lunch will not be provided at 3 hour sessions.

4 Hours Sessions are available at request only.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. $350 per hour per party

Full Day Mediation Sessions are available and will be scheduled at the following time:

$350.00 per hour per party
Lunch will be provided by the mediator.

Rates and Fees


CATEGORIES: According to the CRITERIA related above, cases are relegated to the following categories at the discretion of the mediator / arbitrator after considering initial information provided by the parties during the scheduling process.

Charges are per party. Overtime charges may be incurred if a half day or two hour session runs longer than the allotted time. The mediators / arbitrators hourly fee for overtime is 1.5 times the hourly charge of $525 per hour per party.

Cancellation within 3 business days of the reserved mediation date for any reason other than an unforeseeable emergency will result in a cancellation charge of up to the full mediation fee. Baytown Mediation Center always attempts to fill canceled days and if we are successful, no charge is imposed. If, due to the late cancellation we are unable to fill the date we have reserved for you, the charge will be imposed.

Occasionally, a scheduled day for mediation/ arbitration is used as an incentive to negotiate for settlement of the case prior to mediation. Mediations which cancel because of settlement within three business days of the mediation resulting in a lost day of productivity will require payment of the full fee due for that mediation / arbitration.