Lucius D. Bunton

Lucius D. Bunton

Lucius is known as a mediator who brings a calming and thoughtful presence to the mediation process.  He has practiced law in Texas for over thirty years.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University law school. He began his practice as an assistant Attorney General of Texas practicing in the areas of education and civil rights.  From 1982 to 1988, he was a partner in the firm of Bunton, Nolan, Odé and Cooper and began his own practice in 1988.  He has practiced extensively in employment law and civil rights litigation – representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  His practice has included work in family law and business litigation. Lucius’s clients have included the University Interscholastic League, the Texas Educational Foundation, and the Texas State Troopers Association.  He has practiced in state and federal courts at all levels in Texas, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the US Supreme Court. Lucius is rated as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, has been credentialed as “Distinguished” by the Texas Mediators Credentialing Association, and is a member of the Texas Association of Attorney-Mediators. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Lucius received his initial mediation training in 1994 and family law training in 1995.  He has served as a mediator in more than 1000 disputes and has mediated cases in many jurisdictions in Texas, the Austin Court of Civil Appeals, federal courts in the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Lucius has...
Lynn E.  Rubinett

Lynn E. Rubinett

Lynn is known for her whole-hearted commitment to the mediation process. She relies on a wide variety of skills and a broad range of experiences to facilitate a balanced and productive mediation process. With an extensive litigation background as both a trial attorney and an arbitrator/hearing examiner, Lynn brings sharp analytic and evaluative skills to the mediation process, along with an ability to truly listen to the underlying concerns of the parties.  This combination enables her persistent, creative, and successful approach to problem solving. Lynn began her law practice in 1995 as a labor, employment, and civil rights attorney with the Austin law firm of Van, Deats, Rubinett, and Owen, P.C.  Lynn represented a wide variety of public and private sector labor unions and individual employees in all settings, including state and federal courts, administrative agencies, arbitration, and negotiation. As a litigator, Lynn  developed substantive expertise in statutory and constitutional employment claims including sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and wrongful discharge. For the past twenty-five years, Lynn’s law practice has been devoted exclusively to dispute resolution, working as a mediator, independent hearing examiner, and arbitrator.  Lynn has garnered the trust and respect of both sides of the bar because of her quick grasp of the issues, and her balanced, insightful and even-handed approach to conflict resolution. As a Mediator, Lynn holds the credential of “Distinguished Mediator,” the highest credential awarded by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.  Lynn has successfully mediated all types of civil disputes but is particularly skilled and experienced in the areas of labor and employment, harassment and discrimination, disputes involving governmental agencies and small...
Lynn E. Rubinett – Mediator FEE SCHEDULE

Lynn E. Rubinett – Mediator FEE SCHEDULE

        FULL DAY MEDIATION – $1500.00 per party – full day (8 hours) in Austin or within 100 miles; over 100 miles, travel time and expenses to be divided equally by the parties. All additional hours billed at $300 per hour, to be divided equally by the parties. HALF DAY MEDIATION – $ 750.00 per party – half day (4 hours) in Austin. All additional hours billed at $300 per hour, to be divided equally by the parties. FULL DAY ARBITRATION – $3000.00 – full day (8 hours) plus $350.00 per hour for study time, writing an award, or preliminary work, to be divided as per the parties’ arbitration agreement. REVIEWING PRE-MEDIATION SUBMISSIONS The daily mediation rate charged each party includes up to two (2) hours per party for reviewing pre-mediation submissions.  All reading time beyond 2 hours shall be charged to that party at $250.00 per hour and shall be billed with the expense invoice after the mediation. FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE MEDIATION SESSION All post-session follow-up shall be charged at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties. CANCELLATION FEES After a mediation or arbitration is scheduled and notices sent, no cancellation fee shall be charged if the mediation is cancelled FOURTEEN (14) days in advance of the date scheduled for mediation or the first date scheduled for arbitration. Such cancellation must be in writing.  If the mediation or arbitration is cancelled within 14 days of the date set, a cancellation fee of 50% of the daily rate per party shall be charged to each party for each mediation or arbitration day reserved. If...

Lucius D. Bunton – Mediator FEE SCHEDULE

Full Day Mediation – $1,100.00 per party (due at the start of the mediation session) A full day is an eight (8) hour mediation session. All hours after 8 hours are billed at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties. Half-Day Mediation- $600 per party (due at the start of the mediation session) A half-day is a four (4) hour mediation session. All hours after 4 hours are billed at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties. The daily rates for full and half day mediation include up to 1.5 hours per party for reviewing pre-mediation submissions and up to 1.5 hours of post-session follow up. All reading time beyond the 1.5 hours for pre-mediation submissions will be charged to the individual party at the rate of $300.00 per hour and billed with the expense invoice after the mediation is closed. All follow up time beyond 1.5 hours will be charged at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties. Follow up time, if any, will be billed with the expense invoice after the mediation is closed. Travel Time and Expenses For all cases outside of Austin, travel time will be billed at $150.00 per hour. Actual expenses of travel (mileage, airfare, meals, lodging) shall be based on the State of Texas per diem rates. Both travel time and expenses will be divided equally between the parties and billed with the expense invoice after the mediation is closed. Cancellation and Rescheduling Fees After a mediation is scheduled and notices of the mediation are sent, no cancellation fee will be charged if the mediation is...