Rebecca’s mediation experience includes employment, real estate, landlord-tenant, and personal injury as well as a strong emphasis on insurance coverage, bad faith, and ERISA matters. Prior to becoming a full-time neutral, Rebecca enjoyed a 20-year litigation career handling employment, insurance coverage, bad faith, and ERISA life, health and disability claims. As an attorney and partner at a boutique insurance coverage firm, she handled coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders involving business insurance coverage, subrogation, life, health and disability insurance, ERISA, and bad faith. In 2012, she founded The Grey Law Firm, PC where she continued to specialize in life, health and disability coverage bad faith and ERISA cases. Also starting in 2012, Rebecca was appointed Judge Pro Tem at the San Francisco Superior Court, where she began mediating all types of civil disputes including employment, landlord-tenant, personal injury, and insurance coverage matters.
Rebecca’s mediation style is direct, down-to-earth, and personal. Her decades of experience representing individual plaintiffs have sharpened her ability to hear and understand their experiences and motivations. Her experience as a trial lawyer enables her to provide parties with a realistic expectation of ongoing litigation and trial. Rebecca’s goal is to give litigants the opportunity to exert control over the outcome of their legal disputes to achieve certainty and closure.
Hobbies & Interests
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys being with her daughter and/or dog anywhere on or near the water, camping, podcasts, puzzles, and watching horror films.
"We used Rebecca on a contentious and unusual case with difficult facts and even more difficult parties. She was level headed, kept the parties talking, and earned the respect of everyone involved. Many times she could have thrown up her hands up and accepted the stalemate, but she persevered and ultimately provided an immeasurable benefit to resolution."
- Attorney on a Real Property Eminent Domain Dispute
"I really liked Rebecca's style. She was very effective. She understood the case dynamics very well. Great personality. I will use her again for sure."
- Attorney on an Employment Discrimination Wage & Hour case
"Rebecca is an excellent mediator. I am pleased that I have added her to my neutral list. She has settled two cases in the last 60 days for me."
- Attorney on a Real Property Breach of Contract case
"Ms. Grey resolved a very contentious, high-profile employment case that was on the verge of a jury trial. I believed the chances of settling the case were next to zero. Despite my apprehensions about the case, Ms. Grey was able to get it settled by bringing great skill, knowledge and experience to the entire process. She immediately demonstrated to the parties a firm grasp of the factual and legal issues that would likely determine the outcome of the case. She gave insightful feedback about how those issues might play out at trial.
Moreover, she understood and supported my client’s emotional needs to be heard, listened to, and supported throughout the conference—she established a strong rapport with me and my client, which facilitated the negotiations greatly. She was a great listener, and showed great empathy to my client’s emotional pain and suffering. Ms. Grey’s knowledge of employment law was extensive. Ms. Grey basically did something close to the impossible in getting my case resolved, for which me and my client are eternally grateful. I would highly recommend Ms. Grey’s services as a mediator or settlement conference neutral to anyone."
- Attorney on an Employment Matter
"Rebecca is an excellent mediator, obviously well-trained, very optimistic and persistent as well as
personable and pleasant.
- Attorney on a Warranty of Habitability Matter
"I thought Ms. Grey was a very efficient mediator as far as getting the parties and their counsel to a settlement in the time that was allotted for the half-day mediation. Ms. Grey showed seriousness and respect for my client which helped with a settlement."
- Attorney on a Landlord/Tenant case
"My client was very comfortable with the mediator, and that is of utmost importance."
- Attorney on a Property Damage Matter
"Ms. Grey had an excellent command of the facts and the law and was well prepared. She also took great care in engaging with my client, building trust and rapport."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto case
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