Rates & Fees

Mediation / Arbitration Times – Rates: Per Hour

xxxExpedited 2 hour mediation sessions are available for simple two party cases. We facilitate (2) two hour mediation sessions from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at a rate of $500.00 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 at the following times:

  • 9:00am -12:00pm or 10:00am - 1:00pm    $650.00 per party
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm or 2:00pm – 5:00pm    $650.00 per party

(Lunch will not be provided at 3 hour sessions.)

4 hour sessions are available at request only.

  • 9:00am -12:00    $800.00 per party

Full day mediation sessions are available with lunch to be provided by the mediator. This session will be scheduled at the following time:

  • 9:30am - 5:30pm*    $1,500.00 per party

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.