Susan has been a full time mediator since 2010. She uses insight and intuition to bring a fresh and creative approach to reaching settlement. Before becoming a mediator, Susan was a business litigator with an international law firm, practiced in house as litigation counsel for a large national bank, and since 1985, has closely followed personal injury cases of all types. Susan has a natural ability to read people and can skillfully uncover the real issues fueling the dispute and redirect the parties towards settlement
She is bright, tenacious and hardworking, and has mastered the art of follow up to achieve resolution. One attorney commented that her "expertise, intelligence, humor and commitment were the key to bringing both sides together in what seemed like an impossible feat." Susan guides the negotiation with empathy and exhibits genuine care and concern for the embattled parties. When not mediating privately, Susan assists the burdened Court system by settling cases of all types, and works with schools and parents to resolve educational conflicts.
A mother of three, Susan is an enthusiastic cyclist, hiker, water skier, boater, linguist and traveler. She is also fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.
"I can certainly see why you are in demand as a mediator. You did a wonderful job whether the case settles or not. I so appreciate your service as does my client."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Dog Bite matter
"I appreciated that after our initial mediation found the parties entrenched in our respective positions, Susan continued to work with the parties while
discovery progressed. She was invested in the process, knew the issues and was committed to achieving a fair result. Susan reached out to the parties at regular intervals despite
being told over and over that the case was not going to resolve. Susan ultimately proved us wrong by settling the case via phone two weeks before trial. It was a great result and
I would absolutely use her services again."
- Attorney from a Commercial Dispute
"Susan Feder took a very tough case on for us last minute and brought a resolution we never thought possible. She not only resolved the case, but brought peace to our client after over a year of conflict. "
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Dog Bite case
"I have had the pleasure of mediating several cases with Susan Feder and have found her to be an effective neutral that is inventive in her strategies to bring the parties to an agreement. She has repeatedly demonstrated excellent insight in the case strengths and weaknesses, and leverages those to craft an acceptable resolution."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto matter
"Susan Feder is a hidden gem at Judicate. Her skills as a mediator are absolutely amazing. I highly recommend her."
- Attorney on a General Negligence case
"I just wanted to let you know that you have renewed my faith in the zoom mediation process. You were great!"
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto Matter
"Her expertise, intelligence, humor and commitment were the key to bringing both sides together in what seemed like an impossible feat…she was terrific and her tenacious efforts were most admirable…She is our number one 'go to' mediator."
- Attorney, Los Angeles
"She spotted a coverage argument that we didn't think to put in our brief, which I think helped move the defense further along."
- Attorney on an Insurance Coverage Dispute
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