I have used Janet Rubin Fields as a mediator for many of our cases during the past few years. She is always at the top of our pick list and I have never had a problem with opposing counsel not approving her as a mediator. I have found her to be an exceptionally objective and hardworking mediator. She works tirelessly to resolve a case and is an expert at bringing all parties together. She works cases not just at the scheduled mediation, but afterwards as well, keeping us constantly in the loop and continuing to try to settle our cases via phone and email (even after hours and on weekends). She always goes the extra mile.
I work for a company that specializes in personal injury cases arising out of automobile accidents. Over the last year, I have personally had the opportunity to have Ms. Fields mediate nine cases. She has resolved them all.
As part of the litigation department of a major automobile insurance company, I have the opportunity to meet many different neutrals each month. In my opinion, Ms. Fields is the most effective. She is prepared and knowledgeable before each session and every case appears to be a challenge. Her determination to bring the parties together in a professional manner is unmatched. I have yet to see a neutral work as hard as she does to bring a case to resolution on a constant basis.
Janet has a knack for listening to the clients concerns rather then dictating what she thinks should happen. She incorporates economics and considers the needs of all sides working and guiding them toward settlement by asking the really important questions. All feel comfortable settling because Janet empowers parties to decide on their own accord, not because they are pressured into it.
I have used Janet Fields as a mediator many times over the last several years with outstanding results. She brings not only years of experience to every proceeding, but more importantly, brings her own humanity as well. She builds trust with both sides while easing the parties toward the possibility of a resolution. In most instances, that trust becomes the foundation for resolving the case. Janet never forgets that behind every case are ultimately people. Her ability to establish rapport with people first, gives her the edge as a mediator and distinguishes her above others as a premier problem solver.
I have known Ms. Fields for several years, and I have utilized her mediation services on at least a dozen occasions. Each time, she has successfully mediated the case to resolution. The cases generally involve complex employment issues, with passion and emotions expressed on both sides of the dispute. Ms. Fields is professional, cordial, and always prepared. She understands the nuances of settlement, and knows how to approach each dispute based on the specific facts and issues involved; i.e., she does not employ the same artificial roadmap to achieve settlement. Instead, she adopts and as necessary adapts her skills toward the goal of mutual trust and, ultimately, acceptance of her opinions, which is precisely why her services are engaged by both plaintiff’s and defense counsel alike.
Janet Rubin Fields is always on top of her game. When the case hasn’t resolved at the Mediation, she follows up and is persistent until the case resolves whether through continued negotiation or a Mediator’s Proposal. She thinks outside the box, is genuine in her approach, and works harder than any other mediator in the industry.
I have numerous mediations and arbitrations each month. Janet has handled numerous first and third party cases for me over the past 5 years and has resolved almost every single one. She is a professional mediator in style, demeanor and technique. Her knowledge of the law and dispute resolution techniques is second to none. Her ability to bring the sides together in settlement is unparalleled. Her mediation services have been of great benefit to my firm and to our clients.
Janet has facilitated in settling a number of small and significant cases where I have represented Plaintiff or Defendant. She explains the risks with credibility and compassion and is adept at communicating with parties and insurance companies.
Our firm has had the pleasure of working with Janet Fields on numerous complex personal injury matters and some which are not so difficult, nevertheless the parties have strong differences of opinion as to settlement value; she works tirelessly in effort to bring the parties together. Janet realizes the economic realities of trying a case in today’s world of litigation and she has a keen eye for what is credible evidence and what is not. We are eager to accept her as a Mediator at every opportunity because we know that she brings experience, professionalism, and case preparation to each mediation. If the parties are willing to mediate their case, then they have good reason to expect that Janet Fields will get their matter amicably resolved.