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 Knight was recommended as a mediator by opposing counsel in a difficult construction and commercial lease dispute. I called a number of colleagues and those that had worked with him all gave him their endorsement. I did not expect the case to settle, trial was in less than 30 days, both sides were firmly rooted in their positions and there had been no meaningful settlement discussion. Mr. Knight worked with the parties until 10:30 on a Friday night, resolving the dispute with a creative solution that made my clients very happy. I would highly recommend Mr. Knight to anyone contemplating using him as a mediator.

~ Tucker Blair - Attorney

Knight Dispute Resolution