MEDIATOR | ARBITRATOR | APPRAISAL UMPIRE
To reserve a mediation session, please select a suitable time slot from any of the available dates on the real-time calendar below. A quick interactive APPOINTMENT REQUEST will collect contact details and case information. Once submitted, we will be in touch promptly with confirmation and more details.
Notifications and reminders are also set up to ensure participants are well-prepared and informed.
NOTE: If you wish to change the details or date of an EXISTING mediation, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will assist you. Please do NOT submit a new request through the calendar below.
Time Zone: Mountain Time
The mediation fee is calculated based on a hourly billing rate, including any pre-mediation preparation time and post-mediation follow-up time spent on the matter. Note, there is no charge for any administrative, scheduling, or rescheduling fees, in exchange I politely request respect of my time as well as the cancellation policy below.
Hourly Billing Rate
A two-party mediation will be billed at the rate of $225 per party per hour. A three-party mediation will be billed at the rate of $190 per party per hour. A mediation with four parties or more will be billed at a rate of $175 per party per hour. To avoid confusion, a “party” is defined as all parties who are represented by the same counsel.
If the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled less than 72 hours (Monday- Friday) prior to the scheduled session, each party will be billed for their portion of the minimum fee. I respectfully remind clients that the cancellation policy is meant as fair compensation for reserving time which I typically cannot fill in less than 72 hours.
For a half-day mediation, the invoice will be for a total of five hours, anticipating four hours of mediation and one hour of review & preparation. For a full-day mediation the invoice will be for a total of ten hours, anticipating eight hours of mediation and two hours of review and preparation. All fees are calculated using the per hour rates above, and all invoices are due upon receipt. Following a confirmation email, each party will be billed for their portion of the fee, unless the parties agree otherwise. Payments should be made in accordance with the payment instructions on the invoice.
RATES & CURRICULUM VITAE
VIRTUAL MEDIATION GUIDELINES
Myers ADR conducts mediations either in-person or via video conference using the Zoom app. Please download these Zoom instructions for helpful information.
If new to Zoom, please be sure to download the app, create an account and login to become familiar with the platform. Zoom has many helpful resources if needed.
RICHARD P. MYERS, ESQ.
Richard Myers practiced law from 1979 to 2012, primarly in Colorado, however he is also licensed in Texas. During this time he represented both plaintiffs and defendants and practiced in the areas of personal injury litigation, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, construction, contracts and toxic tort. He has appeared in County, State and Federal courts. His legal experience includes trial work, appellate work and administrative agency appearances. He has also served as an appraisal umpire in Colorado and Florida.
Additionally, Mr. Myers owned and operated a real estate rehab company, managed a Denver-based rock band and owned and operated his own record label. His family background includes his grandfather being a master carpenter/general contractor and his dad working in the construction business until joining the FBI (and thereafter being essentially a professional DIYer – this in the days before YouTube).
While practicing law Mr. Myers personally participated as an attorney in mediations and arbitrations. Since January 2013 he has performed distinguished neutral duties as a full time mediator, arbitrator and appraisal umpire.
An increasing focus of his business is appraisal umpiring. He is certified by both WIND Network and IAUA (Insurance Appraisers and Umpires Association). He has been appointed by various Courts (Federal and State) and jointly selected by appraisers. When asked whether he travels and whether he actually gets on roofs – the answer to both is an emphatic yes!
Mr. Myers splits his time between homes in Colorado and Florida. He is available as a neutral throughout both states, as well as the country in general or being available internationally.
- Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Arizona State University
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Colorado Bar, Colorado Law License, Bar Registration #9873, Inactive
- Member, Texas Bar, Texas Law License, Bar Registration #324073126, Inactive
- Member, Umpire Certification, WIND Network
- Member, Umpire Certification, IAUA (Insurance Appraisers and Umpire Association)
- Member, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Designation
• Construction Defect
• Insurance Law
• First Property
• Personal Injury & Torts
• Product Liability
• Personal Injury
• Civil Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Wrongful Death
- Legal Research
- Legal Writing