Why Select Arnold Recht as Your Mediator?


Arnold Recht, is a seasoned litigator with over 47 years of experience in civil litigation.  Throughout his career, he has primarily focused on motor vehicle work, representing both insurers and plaintiffs with a particular emphasis on tort and property damage. In addition to this, Arnold has handled legal disputes related to property and business matters, showcasing his versatility and depth of legal expertise.

Arnold is well-known and highly respected within the motor vehicle bar, having established an excellent reputation for his extensive knowledge and excellent rapport with both the Plaintiff and Defense Bar. His dedication to his clients and commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes have been the hallmarks of his practice.

Now, Arnold is expanding his practice to include mediation, bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to help parties reach reasonable resolutions without the need for extensive court proceedings. With over 4000 cases handled and participation in approximately 750 mediations, Arnold has seen and managed a vast array of legal disputes, making him exceptionally qualified to guide parties toward amicable settlements.

Arnold’s approach to mediation is grounded in his long-standing qualities of being amicable, reasonable, and practical. He is widely accepted as an individual who fights for his clients while maintaining a balanced and fair perspective in resolving cases.

Beyond his professional life, Arnold has been married for 47 years, is a proud father of two sons, and is a grandfather to eight grandchildren. He is also heavily involved in charitable pursuits, earning an Honorary Fellowship and a Doctorate from a prestigious international university. As a result of those activities, he has obtained an Honorary Fellowship and a Doctorate from a prestigious international University. Although Arnold can technically be called Dr. Recht he prefers to be known by his associates as Arnie.

Choosing Arnie as your mediator means leveraging his real and extensive litigation experience to achieve fair and effective resolutions. His ability, knowledge, and expertise make him an invaluable asset in the mediation process, ensuring that all parties can move forward without the burden of prolonged legal battles.

Arnold’s Mediation Fee Schedule

In-person or Virtual Mediations

For a two (2) party half-day mediation $3,000.00
(10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., or 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.)

* For each additional party $500.00
* For each additional hour $500.00

For a two (2) party full day mediation $6,000.00
(10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.)

* For each additional party $ 500.00
* For each additional hour $ 500.00

The fee charged includes all preparation and reporting time.  The cost of facilities, catering if requested, or parking will be an additional charge.  For travel requiring driving outside of Toronto, a kilometer charge will be applied. In circumstances where a flight is required, the actual flight cost will be charged. Any questions or concerns regarding charges should be addressed at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy & Fees

A mediation cancelled within 30 days, but more than 7 days prior to the scheduled mediation date, will be billed as follows:

  • Full Day: $4,000.00
  • Half Day: $3,000.00

A mediation cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled mediation date will be billed as follows:

  • Full Day: $6,000.00
  • Half Day: $4,500.00

For in-person mediations, any fees incurred by the mediator as a result of the cancellation will be charged back at cost.

Cancellation Fees must be received in writing.

What Is Mediation?

  • Mediation is a non-binding dispute resolution process
  • The mediator has no power to make decisions or impose a settlement on the parties in the dispute
  • The mediator helps facilitate discussions, assists the parties in understanding each other’s positions, and works with the parties in reaching a  settlement.

Why Mediate?

  • Places the parties in control over settling the dispute and does not leave it to the Court/Arbitration
  • Allows the parties to parties to collaborate on a mutually acceptable settlement agreement
  • Provides an early opportunity to discuss the issue and resolve the dispute before legal fees escalate


  • conducts mediations throughout the province of Ontario.
  • provides 1/2 day and full day mediations. 
  • experienced and comfortable mediating cases by telephone and online should the parties request

Booking a Mediation

Mediations may be booked online by clicking here or to schedule a mediation by phone, please contact Lacey Day, Scheduling Coordinator:

Phone: (647)-250-7216
Email: Lacey@schnappmediation.com