Arbitration

MDR provides arbitration services pursuant to the parties private agreement with a focus on professional liability and employment claims. We believe that arbitration should be the less-expensive alternative to litigating matters in court — though experience has shown this is generally not the case at most arbitration firms.

We strive to ensure that arbitration is less expensive through streamlined discovery and arbitration hearings where the Rules of Evidence matter and will be followed just as if the parties were in court. MDR is committed to providing the parties a fair and impartial adjudication of their dispute with a well-reasoned and fair result.

Fee Schedule

Hourly rate: $500

Preparation time, case management conference calls, law and motion, and any other matter involving the arbitrator other than actual hearing dates will be billed at the hourly rate of $500. Once the arbitration hearing dates have been confirmed, payment in full is due no less than 30 days before the scheduled first day of the hearing.

Arbitration hearing days:

Half Day: $2,500

Full Day: $5,000

In multi-party cases (where there are more than one plaintiff and/or defendant represented by different counsel), the half-day fee is $3,000 and the full-day fee is $6,000.

Cancellation Policy​

Parties may cancel up to 14 days prior to a scheduled arbitration date or the first day of a scheduled arbitration hearings for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days before a scheduled arbitration or the first day of scheduled arbitration hearings may result in forfeiture of the full fee.