Janet Rubin Fields | Mediator

Janet Rubin Fields

Since 1999, Janet has mediated and resolved thousands of cases. Her view is that every dispute is different and while the law and the facts may be similar, it’s the parties who make each mediation unique. She thoroughly prepares for each case and her enthusiasm and optimism to achieve a resolution is apparent. She is known for her unwavering commitment as she will follow up with the parties for as long as it takes, whether it is weeks, months or even years later, constantly offering new and creative solutions in order to obtain a settlement. One attorney commented, “Janet recognizes that disputes are about people, and she gets the human element.” Another said, “I select Janet on cases that have many different and difficult dynamics. The issues are usually complex with multiple layers of insurance, many different personalities and knowing that these cases are hard to settle in one session, I need a mediator who will stick with it. Janet has a proven track record and gets it done!”

Legal Career and Experience

  • Mediator (1999 to present)
  • Arbitrator (1990 to 2009)
  • Trial Attorney specializing in professional liability, understanding the merits of the underlying case in legal malpractice, defense and plaintiff
  • Trial Attorney representing plaintiffs in serious injury, insurance, employment, real estate, business, and commercial litigation

Professional Affiliations and Education

  • Judicate West: State Wide
  • International Academy of Mediators, Fellow and Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • J.D., Empire College of Law, Santa Rosa, California
  • B.A., Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
  • Pepperdine University, School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, “Masters in Mediation”
  • Board of Trustees Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House

Achievements and Awards

  • Daily Journal “Top Neutrals in the State of California” (2007 through 2013, every year it was annually recognized)
  • “Best Lawyers in America” in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles Times (consecutively through 2017)
  • “Super Lawyers” in Alternative Dispute Resolution (consecutively through 2017)
  • 2012 Mediator of the Year, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Bar Association
  • Daily Journal Profile 2007 “Fields Juggles Family Life with Mediation Duties”
  • Daily Journal Profile 2012 “Breaking Through: Using An Intense Approachable Style to Overcome Litigation Impasses”

Hobbies and Interests

Helicopter skiing, lover of music including rock n’ roll, country and jazz, cooking, collector of wine and salt & pepper shakers.

Mediation Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Multiparty Cases
  • Discrimination
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment
  • ERISA
  • Habitability
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Sexual Assault
  • Serious Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Fee Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Toxic Torts
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination

Mediate with Janet Rubin Fields

If you are interested in trying to resolve your dispute through private mediation and are considering Janet Rubin Fields as your mediator, submit your case information and we will contact you to coordinate.

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