Jack Schaedel, Esq.

Jack Schaedel, Esq.


Jack has devoted his 27-year career to practicing employment law and mediating employment law disputes across Los Angeles, during which he has mastered the knowledge and mediation skills needed to create the most satisfying employment law solutions.

From 1995 - 2004, Jack worked for leading employment law firms, learning the ins and outs of advising and representing employers. In 2004, Jack founded his own firm to represent and advise both employees and employers in high-stakes litigation, while also mediating cases through the LA Superior Court. In 2012, Jack founded, chaired, and evolved the Labor & Employment Section of the Pasadena Bar Association. From 2015 to 2022, Jack advised employers on compliance and represented them in litigation and arbitration, which often ended in mediated resolution. Today, Jack is focused exclusively on mediation and arbitration.

Jack’s extensive experience on both sides of “the v.”, his training and experience as a neutral, and his history as a small business owner ideally situate him to understand and empathize with every participant in mediation and to be a genuinely fair and impartial arbitrator.


  • Pasadena Bar Association
    • Founder and Original Chairman, Labor & Employment Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Section; MCLE Dinner Committee
  • City of La Canada Flintridge
    • Commissioner, Public Works & Traffic Commissioner
  • LA Metro Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Former Board Member and Counsel
  • LA Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation
    • Former Board Member and President


Employment matters including individual wrongful termination claims, sexual harassment of former or current employees, RIF’s, class or PAGA representative actions, or workforce mergers.


Jack’s lifelong passion for conflict resolution began as a teenager when he volunteered at a community mediation center in New York. Secondly, he received firsthand training from his father, a prominent negotiator for a teachers union on Long Island. From his passion grew a need for more sustainable and tangible training, which led him to receive a certificate from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Jack is now fully committed to mediation and arbitration. He understands that in order for a case to be resolved, mutual endurance, discipline, focus, and perseverance are necessary to lead parties in the right direction.


   University of California, Los Angeles School of Law J.D., 1995
   Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations B.S., 1992 Dean’s List (4 years)
   Certificate of Mediating the Litigated Case, Pepperdine University, Straus Institute

Honors and Recognitions

   Los Angeles Metro Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, “Business Attorney of the Year” (2013)
   Pasadena Magazine, “Top Lawyers” (2010-2020)

Mr. Schaedel is available throughout California.

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