What People are Saying

Thanks for your work.  I think your efforts and persistence made the difference.  You really did a great job.

Joseph P. Scully

I look forward to working with you in the future.  Thanks for helping bring [opposing counsel] down out of the stratosphere and helping urge my client up to the realm where we could get something done.

David ReidNewport Trial Group

Thank you again for excellent mediation skills and tenacity.

Allyson K. ThompsonKRING & CHUNG, LLP

Your presentation was both engaging and thought provoking. The feedback from our members was very positive.

Lance A. LaBelle Berger Kahn

I highly recommend Jan Frankel Schau.  She is a former attorney, who practiced on both sides of the aisle, and now is a full time mediator.  She settled two cases for me, one plaintiff and one defense, in the last few months.  I was – and more importantly my client was also – very happy in both instances.


Patrick Maloney

I am a BIG fan of Jan Schau. Jan brings uncommon energy and creativity to most any Mediation–great pick!

William H. Ford, IIIFord Law Firm

I just finished the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it!   I appreciated your honest, self analysis and introspection.  I learned to never give up and to pull out all the tools in my tool box when I get stuck.

Sally Patchen, Mediator

Thank you again, Ms. Schau, this never would have been accomplished but for your perseverance and tenacity.  You are much appreciated!


I enjoyed [your article, The Hearty Handshake] and I agree with it.  I notice you did have us start the mediation with my shaking the hands of [opposing counsel] and his client.  It worked like a charm.  Thank you for your help and expertise at the mediation.

Adam K. TreigerSZR Law

Thanks for your hard work.  It is clear that you needed to weave a few miracles to get Plaintiff down to a reasonable level.  Frankly, I don’t think that anyone could have gotten a better deal in this case.

Look forward to working with you again in the future.


Jason E. Turner Law Offices of Christopher P. Ruiz, APLC