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, “Thanks to Ms. Ehrlich's Herculean and masterful travails to get this thing settled. She crafted the perfect approach to eradicate all impediments to settlement, something I truly did not believe could happen. Obviously, I’ll put her on top of my Best Mediators List.”
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"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
"Thank you for all your hard work on this matter, Rachel. I’ve been disappointed with mediators lately with how detached they are with the substantive portion of cases. Most mediators only want to talk numbers and don’t have a true understanding of the merits. You not only understand the issues but are also very hands on with the settlement. You should teach courses to mediators and share your own war stories. "
- - Defense Attorney in a multi-party breach of construction contract and construction defect action for a high-end single family home.
"She was able to listen to all sides."
- Attorney on a Warranty of Habitability Dispute
"Rachel really went far above and beyond to ensure that this matter got resolved."
- Attorney on a Business Contractual Fraud case
"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
"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
"I just wanted to let you know how much my client and I appreciate your efforts and your ability to resolve this matter. This was a very stressful situation for my client and he is extremely grateful that this case settled. We need to start calling you “The Closer.”"
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Assault Matter
"Rachel was thoughtful and informed."
- Attorney on an Insurance Bad Fiath Property Casualty Matter
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