With a multi-faceted career spanning work as a casualty and coverage attorney, insurance claims person, underwriter, and executive, Rachel brings a well-rounded perspective to all of her mediations. She has worn many hats in the dispute resolution process including serving as: decision-maker, mediator, counsel of record, party representative, plaintiff, and insurance executive with final settlement authority. This breadth gives her a deep understanding of the factors that motivate the parties involved to settle their cases. In the mediator role, Rachel is adept at building rapport with both sides through candid communications. Her expertise in property, liability, automobile coverage, regulatory compliance, and good faith claim handling has been particularly beneficial in working through insurance-related matters.
An attorney stated, “Ms. Ehrlich was respectful of the emotional sensitivities of the other side, without losing her neutrality. She was extremely flexible about the physical and logistical challenges of the mediation and understood the effect of cultural differences on the parties, and how it affected negotiations.”
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Rachel was our mediator for a serious injury construction case involving multiple parties with cross claims for indemnity. Following a challenging day long session, the mediation ended in an impasse. Rachel stayed at it for several weeks following the mediation with several individual and group phone calls. Due to her persistence and ability to sort through the various liability and AI coverage issues, the case settled. I am certain that our case would not have settled without Rachel's tremendous effort.
- Counsel in catastrophic injury matter with multiple defendants
She was able to listen to all sides.
- Attorney on a Warranty of Habitability Dispute
Rachel is spectacular. If I told her once I told her 20 times these guys are never going to pay what it takes to get this done. She would call and I would invariably tell her that settlement was an impossibility. I told her It will never happen and I couldn’t honestly understand what part of that she didn’t get. She was always polite, listened to what I was saying and understood every argument or point I tried to make. This was a very complicated case. I have heard others describe their cases in that fashion but this was in fact a very difficult case involving multiple parties, big egos including mine, several insureds, two insurance companies, 40 or more plaintiffs, multiple law firms and overall a truly difficult case to get under control. She did it. She is one of the best if not the best I have ever seen and I have seen many. Finally she is a pleasure to work with and conveys genuine respect for everyone involved. It doesn’t hurt that she is also very bright.
- Attorney on an Insurance Coverage Dispute
It looked like the mediation would not produce a settlement, after a day of meetings, but Rachel was able to pull the parties together by texts, emails, and phone calls after the main session. Sorry to say no one wants to find themselves in mediation, as opposed to carrying on day to day business activities, but when mediation is needed, Judicate and Rachel are second to none as effective providers. Thanks again to Judicate and Rachel for coming through with 100% effective mediation services.
- Attorney on a Construction Breach of Contract Dispute
Rachel's ability to understand both sides and diplomatically push the parties toward a resolution is great. She was also tenacious in following up after the face-to-face session in continuing the negotiation to reach a resolution.
- Attorney on an Insurance Bad Faith Dispute
The mediator was helpful because she had a good grasp of insurance issues.
- Attorney on an Insurance Bad Faith Dispute
Rachel communicated effectively with all parties. One of the participants was emotional about the case and she masterfully handled that aspect of the mediation.
- Attorney on a Professional Negligence Dispute
Rachel has been a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her as a mediator in any type of matter. She is knowledgeable and quick to learn the nuances
and dynamics of the case before her. But, most important, Rachel demonstrated to me a willingness to go the extra mile to get the case resolved.
- Attorney on an insurance matter
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