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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The mediator understood the practical issues faced by both sides and worked that effectively to bring about resolution.
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Slip & Fall Matter
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
She reassured my clients, helped keep them under control. Came up with an added incentive to settle.
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Slip & Fall Matter
I just had my first mediation with Rachel Ehrlich. She came very highly recommended as several of my colleagues had previously mediated with her. Rachel definitely lived up to and exceeded her reputation. It was obvious that she was very prepared and had read all of the submissions prior to the mediation. Rachel was quickly able to detect the strengths and weaknesses in the positions of the parties, and raised insightful points which moved the negotiations along when things slowed down. She spent an entire day and part of the night working toward resolution of the case. All parties felt the case was favorably settled thanks to Rachel’s hard work. She stayed well into the evening in order for the terms of the settlement to be memorialized and continued to follow up with the parties to finalize the settlement agreement. I highly and confidently recommend Rachel Ehrlich as a mediator and hope I have the opportunity to work with her again.
- Attorney on a Real Property/Landlord Tenant Dispute
I know I speak for all of us when I say thank you to [Rachel] for her heroic efforts. Things could have easily blown up at 4am. We could barely speak let alone read at that point. [Rachel] is an outstanding mediator and a refreshing example in today’s mediation landscape. I don’t think any of us have worked with a mediator who put forth so much effort or know a mediator who would have stayed through the night, literally, to get a deal done!
- Attorney on an Consumer Class Action Matter
Rachel did a stellar job in getting a case of mine resolved even though it took several months. It was a complicated case of liability and included difficult issues concerning various indemnity claims among the defendants. Rachel mastered the legal and factual issues of the case and kept the dialogue going until the matter could be resolved. I wish that she lived in Arizona so I could use her all the time! I recommend Rachel without hesitation.
- Attorney in a Catastrophic Injury Matter
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
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