Logistics and Fee Schedule


Mr. Cole is available to conduct mediations throughout California or nationwide.


    Initiating the mediation process

    A mediation session may be booked by calling our offices at (510) 891-9800 or by submitting an e-mail to info@colemediations.com and requesting available dates. At that time, we will need the following information:
  • Location of the mediation

    While many mediation sessions take place at the office of lawyers representing a party, we have comfortable and productive space and amenities for mediations at our Oakland offices.

    Attendees of the mediation

    All parties should have someone present who can make legally-binding decisions and/or is otherwise needed for a resolution. In some occasions, it may be more appropriate or necessary for participants to appear at the mediation by telephone. When this is expected, it should be discussed with Mr. Cole during the pre-mediation teleconference.

    Mediation briefs

    The parties should submit mediation briefs at least one week prior to the session. This allows Mr. Cole to frame and hone the issues to be addressed. Mediation briefs are encouraged to be shared with all other parties, although a confidential brief should be submitted if the alternative is submitting no brief at all. The more information, documentation and evidence submitted prior to the mediation the better. While there is no page limit for briefs, they should include:
    Note that, given Mr. Cole’s significant background handling class action matters, mediation briefs in such cases need not contain overly-detailed legal analysis of the law concerning class certification issues but, rather, should focus on how the facts and law applicable to the dispute are likely to result in a particular outcome, and what result the parties desire at mediation.

    Pre-mediation teleconference

    Prior to the session, Mr. Cole will separately contact the parties’ lawyers to discuss various matters including: