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...

THE LAKESIDE SOLUTION™

LAKESIDE MEDIATION CENTER INNOVATIVE ECONOMICAL TOOLS FOR RESOLUTION OF YOUR CASE… THE LAKESIDE SOLUTION™ The Lakeside Solution™ is one of our firm’s newer resolution programs, a process that  assures a one day resolution of cases with demands in the $150k and below range. The Lakeside Solution™ may be an elegant cost-efficient vehicle for your dispute in that it offers the advantages of both arbitration and mediation in a one-day process, which provides certainty of resolution. For more information on Lakeside Solution™call 512-477-9300 to discuss with one of our mediators.  See how it works, below. Advantages of the Lakeside Solution™ Cost efficient assured resolution of the case matter.  The program designed for cases with under $150,000, but is adaptable to larger cases as well. The parties get the benefit of having their “day in court” as well as the option of being in charge of an alternative settlement decision during mediation, prior to the arbitration decision being formerly rendered. Finality: Certainty of resolution in a one day process. Certainty of cost for a full and final resolution of your case. Opportunity for counsel to leverage both the mediation and arbitration process on behalf of their clients. Failsafe mechanism for finality by virtue of binding arbitration decision absent a mediated agreement. Here’s how the one day Lakeside Solution™ works: The parties agree to participate in this process that will result in either a mediated settlement or (absent an agreed settlement) a binding arbitration determination on the merits of the dispute. For cases accepted for this program (based on the complexity of the dispute and damage models), the procedure is as follows:...

Kimberlee Kovach – Mediator FEE SCHEDULE

FEE SCHEDULE FULL DAY CASE – $ 1350.00 per party – full day in Austin or within 100 miles FULL DAY CASE – $ 1450.00 per party – full day 100+ miles outside Austin HALF DAY CASE – $ 650.00 per party – half day