Basic Hourly Rate = $500.00 an hour
Judge Dover also offers reduced and/or pro bono services on a case by case basis for some public/quasi-public, and non-profit organizations.
Call or email to inquire further about rates.
Unless self-represented, BILLS WILL BE SENT TO AND ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COUNSEL. Parties are free to reach their own agreements on fee payment, but should do so prior to the service being provided and in the absence of an agreement, are bound by the presumption of equal fee splitting.
In the event a matter is canceled less than 15 BUSINESS DAYS before the scheduled date, a cancellation fee of $2,000.00 per day scheduled will be assessed. The cancellation fee is paid by the canceling party unless I am advised that another agreement has been reached. If you call within 15 business days of the hearing and reset the matter for a new date, and the mediation actually takes place, the cancellation fee will be credited toward your bill. If the matter is postponed more than once, the cancellation fee is imposed.
This cancellation policy is necessary because if a service is canceled within the 15 day period it is unlikely another matter can be scheduled for that time slot. Of course, if another matter can be scheduled for that time slot, there would be no cancellation fee. Unlike law offices, I do not have an active law practice and cannot perform other legal matters in the time slot provided to you.
Please feel free to call with any questions about billing, payment, cancellation or the need to make special arrangements concerning any of the above.
You will also receive a “Letter of Engagement: Mediation” which set forth other useful information concerning your hearing and is to be returned at your earliest convenience.