Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq. has successfully mediated hundreds of cases in the areas of business, personal injury, employment, real estate, construction defect, and entertainment law. She has an exceptionally high settlement rate due to her tenacity, calm and friendly demeanor, creative “out of the box” thinking, and keen insight. Ms. Hausner draws on her broad mediation experience, as well as her extensive study and understanding of the fields of negotiation and mediation. After a 15-year career as a litigator, practicing law at both defense and plaintiff firms, Ms. Hausner launched her mediation practice because she understood the perspectives and interests of the opposing sides to a dispute, as well as the benefits of alternative dispute resolution. She received an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law, and prior to joining ADR Services, Inc., she successfully mediated over a hundred settlement conferences at the Santa Monica Courthouse. In addition, she has spent considerable time mediating for the Central District Court, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
Counsel have consistently praised Ms. Hausner for settling disputes in an empathetic, caring, and tenacious manner, and for showing the intelligence and skills needed to guide parties toward settlement, regardless of the emotional or legal complexity of the matters in dispute. Counsel appreciate her use of effective tools and creative resolutions to reach settlement, even when impasse seems imminent. Ms. Hausner is praised for remaining invested in the process even after the time allotment for the mediation, and for diligently following up with cases that do not initially settle through the final resolution of the case.
Ms. Hausner is enthusiastic in her passion for mediation, so when she is not mediating, she spends her time teaching mediation skills to practitioners, attorneys and law students. She teaches “Mediation Theory and Practice” at Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus) and teaches the “Mediating the Litigated Case” Straus program to judges and attorneys training to become mediators. She also presents frequent MCLE trainings to lawyers and mediators on various topics (including optimizing settlement and negotiation outcomes), trains women in a yearly Women’s Negotiation Academy, coaches businesspeople on effective negotiation strategies, and educates women negotiators in the workplace.