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Arbitration Schedule of Fees and Costs

U.S. Domestic


Hourly rate is set by the individual arbitrator(s). Please contact a JAMS case manager for more information.


For two-party matters, the Filing Fee is $1,500. For matters involving three or more parties, the filing fee is $2,000. The entire Filing Fee must be paid in full to expedite the commencement of the proceedings. Thereafter, a Case Management Fee of 12% will be assessed against all Professional Fees, including time spent for hearings, pre- and post-hearing reading and research and award preparation. JAMS also charges a $1,500 filing fee for counterclaims.

For matters involving consumers, the consumer is only required to pay $250. See JAMS Policy on Consumer Arbitrations Pursuant to Pre-Dispute Clauses. For matters based on a clause or agreement that is required as a condition of employment, the employee is only required to pay $400. See JAMS Policy on Employment Arbitrations, Minimum Standards of Fairness.

A refund of $600 will be issued if the matter is withdrawn within five days of filing. After five days, the filing fee is non-refundable.

International Arbitration

For more information about our international fees, please see our International Arbitration Schedule of Fees and Costs.


JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost-effectively than through litigation. JAMS neutrals are skilled in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation, arbitration, special masters, discovery referees, project neutrals and dispute review boards.

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