me·di·a·tion (mē'dē-ā'shən) n. an attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputants through the objective intervention of a neutral party.

Music & Trademark Lawyer Tamera Bennett Will Mediate Your Case

Music and Trademark lawyer Tamera H. Bennett is available for mediation of disputes involving music, entertainment, trademark, copyright, literary and art law. Tamera is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but location is not a barrier to working with Tamera as a mediator. She is available to travel to the mediation parties or provide online dispute resolution services.

In 2007, Tamera Bennett converted her long-time skill of problem solving to assisting third-parties in resolving disputes in the copyright, trademark and media & entertainment law arenas. Tamera looks beyond the information “on the table” and listens to the needs and driving forces of the decisions the parties to the mediation are making.

Tamera completed a 30-Hour Advanced Mediation training with the International Trademark Association as well as the 40-Hour Basic Mediation Course approved by the Texas Minimum Continuing Legal Education department. Dallas-area trademark mediation attorney Tamera Bennett is a current member of the Association of Attorney Mediators.

FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please contact attorney/mediator Tamera Bennett to confirm fees.

Fee Schedule:

  • Full-Day Mediation: a flat fee of $1,500.00 per party when only two parties involved. If there are multiple plaintiffs, defendants or negotiating units, the mediator will make the final determination on the number of parties and the cost per party. The fee covers the cost of the mediation session (up to eight hours), time spent reading pre-mediation submissions, scheduling and administration of the mediation session. Each hour after the eighth hour is billed at a rate of $350.00 per hour, divided equally among the parties.

  • Half-day Mediation:  a flat fee of $750.00 per party. (Half-day mediation is not recommended for multi-party cases). The fee covers the cost of the mediation session (up to four hours), time spent reading pre-mediation submissions, scheduling and administration of the mediation session. Each hour after the fourth hour is billed at a rate of $350.00 per hour, divided equally among the parties.

  • Fee Payment: Payment is due on or before the day of the mediation session. Payment can be made via the online payment portal.

  • Travel Expenses: If the mediation session occurs outside the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, all travel expenses (airfare, meals, lodging, ground transportation, etc.) are divided equally among the parties. Travel time charges are billed at $150.00 per hour.

  • Follow-up Calls and Communication: For cases in which progress is made, but the dispute is not resolved at the session, there is no charge for the first one-half hour of post-session follow-up calls. If, after the first one-half hour, the parties request additional assistance, each hour is billed at a rate of $350.00 per hour and divided equally among the parties.