Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq. has mediated full time with ADR Services, Inc. since 2015. She has successfully mediated more than 1,500 cases in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, employment, business, real estate, insurance coverage, construction defect, malpractice, entertainment, and intellectual property 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 an extensive 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 for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and prior to joining ADR Services, Inc., she successfully mediated more than one hundred settlement conferences for the Los Angeles Superior Court. In addition, she has spent considerable time mediating for the Central District of the United States District Court, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
Ms. Hausner is enthusiastic in her passion for mediation. When she is not mediating, she teaches mediation skills to practitioners, attorneys, and law students. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching “Mediation Theory and Practice”, “Advanced Mediation”, and “Mediating the Litigated Case” at the Straus Institute, where she has taught more than 25 classes. She also trains mediators for the United States District Court’s Pro Bono mediation program. Ms. Hausner presents frequent MCLE trainings on various topics to law firms, bar associations, and mediator organizations, including on topics involving the optimization of settlement and negotiation outcomes. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, an ADR Executive Committee Board Member for the California Lawyers Association (CLA), and an ADR Section Executive Committee Member for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
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.