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Jan Frankel Schau, Esq. settles litigated cases arising out of employment, business and tort disputes. With over twenty years of experience as a litigator, half in Insurance Defense and half representing Plaintiff's in employment and personal injury, Jan has an unique ability to understand and evaluate both sides of every claim. She is also a professional speaker and author of the new book, "View from the Middle of the Road: A Mediator's Perspective on Life, Conflict and Human Interaction".

Why hire JAN FRANKEL SCHAU as Your Mediator?

Jan Frankel Schau has settled over 90% of the cases she's been hired to mediate in a single day-saving you and your clients hours of time and thousands of dollars in litigation.

Jan Frankel Schau has mediated over 1,000 cases with more than 10 years experience.

Jan Frankel Schau was a litigator in insurance defense for 9 years handling employment and tort disputes, including professional negligence AND represented Plaintiffs in employment, business and personal injury cases for more than 8 years. SHE CAN SEE BOTH SIDES.

Jan Frankel Schau is widely recognized as an expert by her peers and clients-she has earned the reputation and experience that you and your clients can trust.

ADR Affiliations

Board of Governors of the International Academy of Mediators, 2014

Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators since 2009

Appointed as Member of the ADR Committee of the California State Bar, 2008

Elected President of the Southern California Mediation Association, 2007

Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for American Arbitration Association, Commercial and Employment Panel, 2005

Appointed as Civil Service Hearing Officer: Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, 2004

Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for Kaiser Permanente, 2004

Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for FINRA, 2006

Formal Education and ADR Training

Pomona College, B.A., International Relations and Diplomacy, Claremont, Ca. 1978

Loyola Law School, J.D., Los Angeles, Ca. 1981

L.A. County Bar, Dispute Resolution Services, Mediation Training Certificate, 2000

Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Skills, Malibu, Ca, 2003, 2005 and Professional Skills Intensive Workshop, 2015

American Arbitration Association, Advanced Training in Arbitration, 2005, 2007

FINRA, Advanced Training in Securities Arbitration, 2005

Western Center for Disability, Advanced Training in Disability Mediation, 2001

Extensive conferences including: Southern California Mediation Association's Annual Conference (Past Chair) and Employment Mediation Conference (Past Chair), ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference (Presenter, 2005 and 2009)

Los Angeles Superior Court (Participant in Training and Trainer, 2008)