Mediation / Arbitration

Mr. Knight’s rate is $285 per hour for both Mediations and Arbitrations. This amount is typically split between the parties. The parties will be billed at the end of the process.

If a party is pro se, a retainer is required before the mediation. This retainer reflects a full eight hour day plus 4 hours of preparation time. Any funds not expended will be returned to the parties within 5 business days of the conclusion of the process.

Currently there are special rates for homeowner disputes involving a veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan.

No fee is charged for travel within one hour of Mr. Knight’s office. Mr. Knight only charges 1/2 of travel time to the areas around Port Angeles. All other travel arrangements will be on a case-by-case basis.

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Sherman successfully mediated a complex construction defect case just before the scheduled jury trial. Sherman arrived with a full understanding of the conflicting experts’ opinions and insurance issues, which made settlement nearly impossible. His construction background definitely focused the parties critical claim issues. His litigation background supplemented my clients understanding of the risks of going to trial. He interacted with clients well and used his mediation techniques effectively. I would definitely use Sherman again as a mediator.

~ Thomas Bigsby – Attorney

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