$300.00 per hour regardless of the number of parties. Time is billed in quarter hour increments.
Half Day Arbitrations – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full Day Arbitrations – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Accommodations will be made for arbitrations anticipated to last less than a half day.
A cancellation fee of two (2) hours’ time will be charge at the rate of $300 per hour if an arbitration is cancelled last that seven (7) full calendar days before the Arbitration date.
Preparation, Hearing, and Post-Hearing Time
Full hourly rate for any preparation and post-hearing time, including time incurred in rendering a written decision.
Florida Statute Section 44.103(3) provides that an arbitrator may not charge more than $1,500 per diem, “unless the parties agree otherwise.” For arbitration hearings anticipated to last in excess of five (5) hours, Mr. Edwards reserves the right to request the parties agree to a per diem charge in excess of $1,500.
Travel Time and Expenses
NO CHARGE for travel time or mileage for arbitrations within Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry Counties. For arbitrations outside those four (4) counties, there will be a charge for travel time at $150.00 per hour. If an overnight stay is necessary, lodging and food will be billed at their actual cost.
BILLS ARE DUE AND PAYABLE UPON RECEIPT AFTER THE RENDERING AND SERVICE OF THE WRITTEN ARBITRATION DECISION.