• Available in Northern California, All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


Rebecca’s mediation experience includes employment, real estate, landlord tenant, personal injury as well as a strong emphasis on insurance coverage, bad faith and ERISA matters. Prior to becoming a full time neutral, Rebecca enjoyed a 20-year litigation career handling employment, insurance coverage, bad faith and ERISA life, health and disability claims. As an attorney and partner at a boutique insurance coverage firm, she handled coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders involving business insurance coverage, subrogation, life, health and disability insurance, ERISA and bad faith. In 2012, she founded The Grey Law Firm, PC where she continued to specialize in life, health and disability coverage bad faith and ERISA cases. Also starting in 2012, Rebecca was appointed Judge Pro Tem at the San Francisco Superior Court, where she began mediating all types of civil disputes including employment, landlord tenant, personal injury, insurance coverage matters.

Rebecca’s mediation style is direct, down to earth, and personal. Her decades of experience representing individual plaintiffs has sharpened her ability to hear and understand their experiences and motivations. Her experience as a trial lawyer enables her to provide parties with a realistic expectation of ongoing litigation and trial. Rebecca’s goal is to give litigants the opportunity to exert control over the outcome of their legal disputes to achieve certainty and closure.


  • Insurance Bad Faith including Life Health & Disability, Policy Limits and Excess Verdicts
  • All types of Employment Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury

Hobbies & Interests

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys being with her husband, daughter and/or dog anywhere on or near the water, camping, podcasts, puzzles and watching horror films.


Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Mediator, Arbitrator, Private Judge, Judicate West (Present)
  • Mediator, Grey Resolution (2018 – Present)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Discovery Panelist, San Francisco Superior Court (2012-Present)
  • Appointed Mediator United States District Court, Northern District of California, Early Neutral Evaluator/Mediator (2019-present)
  • Appointed Panelist, The Bar Association of San Francisco (2018-Present)
  • Appointed Settlement Panelist, Marin County Superior Court (2018-Present)
  • Appointed Day of Court Mediator, Alameda County Superior Court (2019-Present)
  • Appointed Mediation Mentor, Contra Costa Superior Court (2019-Present)
  • Mediator, Community Boards, San Francisco (2018-Present)
  • Faculty, Stanford Law School Trial Skills Program (2010-Present)
  • Partner/Principal, The Grey Law Firm, PC handling insurance coverage, bad faith, ERISA life, health, long term care and disability matters (2012-2019)
  • Partner, Pillsbury & Levinson, LLP (now Pillsbury & Coleman) handling insurance coverage, business, and individual, specializing in life, health and disability coverage, ERISA (1999-2012 (partner from 2007)
  • Attorney, Lawless, Horowitz & Lawless (now Lawless & Lawless) handling all types of employment disputes (1998-1999)
  • Legal Research Attorney, San Francisco Superior Court (1996-1998)
  • Internships: Employment Law Center (now Legal Aid at Work), employment discrimination public interest organization (1995); Steel, Clarence & Buckley (now Clarence, Dyer & Cohen) Habeas Corpus, criminal defense, employment and personal injury boutique (1995); California Appellate Project, post-conviction capital appeals (1994)
  • Staff Investigator, Seattle Public Defender (1991-1993)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., Stanford Law School (1996)
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (1990)
  • Pepperdine Law School, Straus Institute, Mediating the Litigated Case (42 Hours) (2012)
  • Northern District of California ENE and Mediation Certification (40 hours) (2019)
  • Community Boards, Mediation Training for Community Dispute Resolution (40 hours) (2018)
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (1999-Present); Board Member (2010-2014)
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California (1999-Present)
  • Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (1996-Present)
  • Member, Alameda County Trial Lawyers Association (2018 – Present)
  • Member, Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association (2018 – Present)
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association (2018-2019)

Achievements & Awards

  • California SuperLawyer (2012-2019)
  • Let’s Talk Confidentiality: California’s New Mediation Requirements, CLM (November 2019)
  • Lying in Mediation, Plaintiff Magazine (Fall 2019)
  • ERISA as Zombie Apocalypse, Plaintiff Magazine (Fall 2016)
  • Translating Disability Insurance Issues for the Treating Doctor, Plaintiff Magazine (2013)

Legal Experience

  • Insurance Bad Faith including Life Health & Disability, Policy Limits and Excess Verdicts
  • All types of Employment Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury

Recent Representative Cases

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

Los Angeles Mediation

West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

Mediators Los Angeles

San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
Fax      : 619.814.1967

San Diego Mediation

Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

Orange County Mediation

San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

San Francisco Mediation


980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

Sacramento Mediation