Jan Frankel Schau

Jan Frankel Schau

Jan Frankel Schau, ADR Services, Inc., has been a mediator for over 15 years in Los Angeles. She learned her diplomacy skills at Pomona College in Claremont, where she majored in International Relations and her skills as a litigator at Loyola Law School. Practicing on both the Defense and Plaintiff sides of the aisle, she devoted herself to becoming a full-time neutral after 20 years of practicing law. Specializing in employment, tort and business disputes, Jan is also Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, where she teaches “Mediation Skills and Theory.”

Articles written by this author:

Critical mistakes lawyers make in mediating employment cases

By careful preparation, strategic negotiation and unfailing optimism, most every case can be closed through mediation

Jan Frankel Schau

2014 June


Getting the most out of your “at BATTs”

Getting the most out of your “at BATTs”

Mediation is your “Best Alternative to Trial” whether your need is confidentiality, a quick resolution or meeting a client’s desire to be heard

Jan Frankel Schau

2014 September


The tail that wags the dog

Strategies for overcoming barriers to settlement, especially attorneys’ fees when they become an issue

Jan Frankel Schau

2016 June


Pushing past impasse

Strategies for getting a stalled negotiation back on track

Jan Frankel Schau

2016 August


The science of negotiation

Follow, if you will, the mediation of a sexual harrassment claim to learn the basic principles of negotiation

Jan Frankel Schau

2018 August


Watch your language!

Watch your language!

The case for a different way of communication in mediation

Jan Frankel Schau

2019 August