Jan Frankel Schau
Jan Frankel Schau has been mediating full time for over twenty years and is a Panelmember at ADR Services in Los Angeles, California. She came to ADR after two decades of practice as a litigator where she specialized in employment-related matters. As a mediator, she continues to focus on employment issues, business and tort claims, including civil rights issues.
A former President of the Southern California Mediation Association, Jan has been a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators for more than 15 years, serving on the Board and presenting and leading discussion groups at many of their Conferences, including New Zealand, Edinburgh, and most recently, Zurich, Switzerland. She previously served as an appointed member of the ADR Committee of the State Bar of California and the ADR Committee of the Los Angeles Superior Court. She has presented numerous times at the State Bar Conference on topics relating to ADR as well as at the ABA Conferences on Dispute Resolution.
Jan is the author of numerous scholarly articles and a book, “View from the Middle of the Road: A Mediator’s Perspective to Life, Conflict and Human Interaction”.
She holds a degree in International Relations from Pomona College in Claremont, Ca. and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.