Ms. Lew is a practicing litigator with over twelve years of experience. She knows first hand how costly and time-consuming participating in a lawsuit can be. While litigation is necessary in some circumstances, there is no denying that mediation or dispute resolution efforts can often bring about solutions that are more efficient, effective, and satisfying than those you can get at trial - even if you win! With the help of a mediator, the parties themselves come together and craft a solution that works best for them, instead of leaving the decisions up to a judge or jury that will never know all the facts and who have no stake in the outcome.
Ms. Lew has the knowledge, patience, persistence, good judgment, and tact to be an effective mediator. She is also a skilled listener and is able to grasp quickly and understand complicated and emotional issues.
Ms. Lew is Senior Counsel at MEHTALEGAL (http://www.mehtalegal.com), a small boutique business litigation firm in Santa Monica, California. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and the University of Southern California, School of Law (J.D.). She has also received mediation training from Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.