Mr. Serratore’s evaluative approach to mediating employment cases has enabled him to achieve an extraordinarily high rate of success.
His vast experience litigating business and employment cases on behalf of individuals and businesses uniquely qualifies Mr. Serratore to relate to both sides of the bar and understand the different issues they face in protracted litigation. Mr. Serratore combines this experience with intensive preparation, innovation and persistence to resolve even the most difficult disputes.
A hearing date may be booked by calling our office or by submitting an e-mail.
We require the following information:
We provide comfortable, productive space with high speed internet, complimentary gourmet food delivery, fine coffees and tees, and easy parking in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Serratore also travels to the office of counsel for either party in accordance with the agreement between the parties.
Both parties absolutely must have someone present who can make legally binding decisions. We require that at least three days before the mediation, the parties disclose the names and capacities of all individuals attending the mediation. Physical attendance by decision makers is critical to a successful mediation.
Briefs should be submitted at least five days prior to the mediation hearing.
There is no page limit and briefs should include:
Legal authorities are unnecessary unless the case involves novel issues of law.
After a hearing date has been set and briefs have been submitted, Mr. Serratore will separately contact the lawyers to discuss various matters including:
Mr. Serratore charges a flat rate for all cases. The mediation fee includes all preparation time, pre-hearing telephone conferences, unlimited time at the mediation hearing and follow up communications with counsel, if necessary. Follow up time of more than 5 hours is subject to additional fees on an hourly basis if the matter is resolved. For cases outside of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, Mr. Serratore charges an additional fee which includes his travel time and expenses. Please call our office or email clerk@serratorelaw for rates.
If full payment is not received in advance of the mediation it may be subject to cancellation. The mediation fee is refundable if the engagement is canceled twenty-one (21) days or more before the scheduled mediation date. The mediation fee is subject to forfeiture if the engagement is canceled or postponed less than twenty-one (21) days before the mediation date, unless the date is re-booked with a different mediation.