Injury and Dignity

Masters of Dispute Resolution
Injury and Dignity

Jeanne Behling, Esq. is a seasoned mediator, having successfully resolved hundreds of disputes since commencing her full-time mediation practice in 2016. She holds an impressive background as an attorney representing plaintiffs and defendants alike for over two decades, specializing in personal injury, product liability, sexual abuse/harassment, and employment litigation as well as subrogation and cases involving peace officers and government claims. For decades, Ms. Behling has passionately delved into mediation theory and practiced it throughout her career. Her global experiences living in Asia have instilled in her a profound appreciation for diverse cultures, making her an empathetic mediator who genuinely cares for people and their unique perspectives. With her exceptional ability to connect and relate to participants, Ms. Behling is an invaluable asset to any mediation. In this episode, Jeanne joins Len to tell the story of a truck driver whose injuries had him facing the end of a career that not only provided support for his family, but was also tied to his feeling of self-worth, and the obstacles Jeanne helped the parties overcome to achieve a settlement by helping an injured man embrace the changes in his life and maintain his dignity.

Ms. Behling began her career in 1988 as Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where she was assigned her first felony trial within just eight months of joining. She was responsible for handling all aspects of the prosecution of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and felonies. At the end of her tenure, she had tried over sixty cases to jury verdict, including vertical prosecution of sexual abuse and assault cases, gang offenses, and homicides. Ms. Behling then shifted her practice to handling civil litigation in a personal injury litigation firm that practiced both plaintiff and defense civil cases, where she was responsible for all aspects of civil litigation. After three years, she relocated with her husband to Singapore, where she spent almost five years teaching business law and political science at The Overseas Family College, a school affiliated with the California State University System. Upon her return to the United States in 2000, Ms. Behling spent the next sixteen years as a litigator, handling all aspects of civil litigation, before becoming a full-time mediator.

Jeanne Behling can be contacted through her Case Manager, Lisha Shanholtzer at ADR Services, Inc. at