Since 1999, Janet has mediated and resolved over 6,000 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 are 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, and 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!"
Hobbies & Interests
Ms. Rubin Fields relishes family and friend time, enjoys Dodger baseball, Rams football, golf, snow skiing, cooking, wine, traveling, and collects salt and pepper shakers.
"I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for Ms. Fields excellent work in helping the parties settle a very challenging personal injury product liability case. Ms. Fields is a credit to Judicate West. Without her outstanding work and talent this case would not have been solved. I also want to extend my gratitude to all the staff at Judicate West, who were very hospitable and assisted in expediting this case."
- Attorney, Santa Monica, California
"First time working with her on a E.A. case - she was good!"
- Attorney on an Elder Abuse Wrongful Death Matter
"[Ms. Field's] no nonsense approach was much appreciated."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Workers Compensation Matter
"She understood the issues and parties and got us to a settlement."
- Attorney on a personal injury auto dispute
"She understood legal malpractice, pointed out the weaknesses and was willing to get tough with the parties when appropriate."
- Attorney on a legal malpractice dispute
"Ms. Fields is excellent!! She is tenacious and stayed with the case until settlement, long after the initial mediation concluded."
- Attorney on a personal injury/dangerous road condition dispute
"Ms. Fields did a masterful job to get the case resolved. She spent just enough time on letting my clients tell their story, and focused on resolution once it was clear what the basic framework for settlement would be. I look forward to an opportunity to work with her again."
- Attorney, San Diego County, California
"I have had the pleasure of participating in mediations with Janet Fields on a number of occasions. She is often on the shortlist of defense counsel as a proposed mediator which underscores her neutrality in the personal injury field. Ms. Fields is always well prepared and familiar with the issues that are keeping the parties from settling their cases without the assistance of mediation. She appreciates that we are all there with one thing in mind, i.e., to try and resolve a claim. I have found that her Mediator Proposals for a potential settlement are usually "right on" as to the value of a case after she has the benefit of hearing from all sides, together with her experience mediating many cases. Working with her has been a very professionally successful experience for our office. "
- Attorney on a Premises Liability case