Susan has been a full-time mediator since 2010. She uses insight and intuition to bring a fresh and creative approach to reaching settlement. Before becoming a mediator, Susan was a business litigator with an international law firm, practicing in-house as litigation counsel for a large national bank, and since 1985, has closely followed personal injury cases of all types. Susan has a natural ability to read people and can skillfully uncover the real issues fueling the dispute and redirect the parties toward settlement
She is bright, tenacious, and hardworking, and has mastered the art of follow-up to achieve resolution. One attorney commented that her "expertise, intelligence, humor, and commitment were the key to bringing both sides together in what seemed like an impossible feat." Susan guides the negotiation with empathy and exhibits genuine care and concern for the embattled parties. When not mediating privately, Susan assists the burdened Court system by settling cases of all types and works with schools and parents to resolve educational conflicts.
A mother of three, Susan is an enthusiastic cyclist, hiker, water skier, boater, linguist and traveler. She is also fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.
"Thank you for all your help. You were really wonderful, and I definitely plan to use you in many more of my cases."
- Managing Partner of a Northern California Law Firm
"Susan put in extra time, effort and it paid off."
- Attorney on a Real Property/Landlord Tenant Dispute
"“Thank you to the incredible Susan Feder and the team at Judicate West for assisting in a difficult mediation yesterday. Great outcome for our clients, as well as much needed peace of mind.”"
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Dog Bite Matter
"Her expertise, intelligence, humor and commitment were the key to bringing both sides together in what seemed like an impossible feat…she was terrific and her tenacious efforts were most admirable…She is our number one 'go to' mediator."
- Attorney, Los Angeles
"Susan Feder took a very tough case on for us last minute and brought a resolution we never thought possible. She not only resolved the case, but brought peace to our client after over a year of conflict. "
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Dog Bite case
"I have had the pleasure of mediating several cases with Susan Feder and have found her to be an effective neutral that is inventive in her strategies to bring the parties to an agreement. She has repeatedly demonstrated excellent insight in the case strengths and weaknesses, and leverages those to craft an acceptable resolution."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto matter
"Ms. Feder is a skilled and effective mediator. She really did her homework before the parties attended mediation, and continued to work with the parties even after the conclusion of mediation to achieve resolution."
- Attorney on an Employment Wrongful Termination Matter
"Susan was absolutely fantastic! After dealing with a very difficult opposing counsel during the first round of mediation, Susan did not give up. She was
tireless in her follow up and worked extremely hard to digest each nuance of this case that would prove dispositive in case valuation. She stayed with it
in a way other mediators would grow weary. We look forward to using her again."
- Attorney on a Premises Liability Dispute
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