Phyllis Pollack

About Phyllis Pollack

Phyllis G. Pollack, Esq. the principal of PGP Mediation, has been a mediator in Los Angeles, California since 2000. She has conducted over 2,000 mediations. As an attorney with more than 40 years experience, she utilizes her diverse background to resolve business, commercial, international trade, real estate, employment and lemon law disputes at both the state and federal trial and state appellate court levels. Read more of Phyllis' accomplishments here: https://www.pgpmediation.com/phyllis-g-pollack-biography/

Revisiting “Good Faith”!

In 2018, I wrote a blog about mediating in “good faith”. It involved a mediation in which defense counsel admitted that she was there ONLY because the court had ordered the mediation; her client was not inclined to settle or to offer anything in settlement. This posed the question: was [Read More]

By |January 24th, 2020|Research|

Be Wary of Electronic Signatures!

A recent appellate decision from the Fourth Appellate District in San Diego teaches that a party who allegedly signs a document electronically can still successfully challenge her signature. In Fabian vs Renovate America, Inc., Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Case No. D075519  ( issued November 19, 2019; published December [Read More]

By |January 10th, 2020|Court Cases|

It is All a Matter of Perspective

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Calvin Coolidge I start this blog with this quote because the Christmas season tends to change our perspective [Read More]

By |December 20th, 2019|Court Cases|

Why Do I Serve Goodies During Mediations?

Like many mediators, I usually serve some food during a mediation  (along with water, coffee, tea etc.). Many of the participants are surprised and pleased when they come into the conference room and are greeted by these goodies. They probably think I am simply being hospitable. I am being more [Read More]

By |December 13th, 2019|News articles|

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

Once again, Thanksgiving is upon us. Last year- 2018- I posted the blog below which I believe is as relevant today as it was last year. So, I would like to share it again. And.... again I want to thank each of you for such a great year. I  deeply [Read More]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Odd stuff|

Culture -It Is All Around Us!

One of the last topics I discussed in my ADR Ethics class this semester was mediating multiculturally. In her book, Mediation Ethics: Cases and Commentaries (Jossey-Bass  2011), Ellen Waldman quotes a definition of culture as “the whole complex of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features that characterize a society [Read More]

By |November 15th, 2019|Negotiation, Uncategorized|