CAROLYN L. ROSENBLATT R.N. ESQ
Ms. Rosenblatt is Registered Nurse with ten years of experience in nursing, and twenty-seven years of experience as a lawyer, representing injured persons. She has been a mediator for three years, after representing many clients at mediation as their advocate. Her areas of expertise as a mediator include personal injury, elder abuse and neglect, and a variety of other subjects including defective products, medical negligence, parent-teacher-school conflicts and real estate disputes. She has considerable experience in working with elders, social services concerning them, and the families of elders.
Hi I’m Carolyn.
Becoming a mediator was a choice I made from years of experience in getting cases settled. Working as an advocate representing hundreds of clients over the years, I knew how successful mediation could be.
I attended countless mediations as an advocate. I saw good, bad and mediocre mediators over the years. I knew I wanted to be the best kind of mediator. I also knew I wanted to work in an area where there weren’t many others doing what I hoped to do. That was, to work with elders.
The area of healthcare interested me, as I had handled numerous cases involving health care and medical problems. I started out my practice emphasizing work with elders and their families. Health issues are always part of the picture. With my nursing background, I know I am able to serve the parties well.
I do one other thing a lot of other mediators don’t do: I work with a licensed psychologist as a co-mediator. His insight and communication skills are invaluable in helping with family conflicts and in getting to the bottom of a dispute.
|EDUCATION||1966-1969||O’Connor Hospital School of Nursing; Diploma|
|1969-1971||University of San Francisco School of Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|1975-1978||University of San Francisco School of Law; Juris DoctorAdmitted to Practice: November, 1978|
|NURSING EXPERIENCE||1969-1979||Acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, private duty hospital care, and public health nursing (home visiting nurse), Los Angeles and San Francisco. Extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, disability, death and dying, and elder care. Approximately 10,000 patients, all ages.|
|LEGAL EXPERIENCE||1979-1983||Personal injury, private maritime law firms, San Francisco. Litigation and trials.|
|1983-present2006-present||Law Office of Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, San Rafael, California, plaintiff’s personal injury, elder abuse, toxic mold. Litigation and trials. Mediator, 2004 to present.Help With Elders.com and Aging Parents. com, consulting, dispute resolution and support for families with aging loved ones.|
|Marin County Trial Lawyers Association (Past President)California State Bar AssociationMarin County Women Lawyers (Past President)Marin County Bar Association, Director and past Secretary, 1999-2004.
San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association.
American Bar Association; Senior Lawyers’ Div.
Marin County Financial Abuse Expert Team
|HONORS||Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Lifetime Membership, 1971.Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000 Edition2007 Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono service, Marin County Legal Aid|
|BOARDS||Ritter Center, Health Center Advisory Board1999-present.Marin County Women Lawyers, Director, Treasurer, 2006-present.|
|TEACHINGEXPERIENCE||1988||Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California, Instructor, Law of Health Care Administration, Master’s External Degree Program. Developed and taught curriculum for a new course.|
|1982-1986||Nurses Integrating Law and Health, Continuing education BRN provider, legal aspects of nursing. Seminars for nurses throughout the Bay Area provided by four nurse-attorneys. Workshop format for groups of 20-100.|
|PUBLICATIONS:||Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 10, No. 4, August 1971, “Isolation and Resistance in the Elderly.”Marin County Bar Association News Letter, “Healthcare Mediation: Newer Twist on an Old Method” 2004.Numerous articles on legal and healthcare aspects of aging published on current website, HelpWithElders.com, 2006-2007.|
|MEDIATION TRAINING||2003 – 2004||40 hours, Teresa Carey, General Mediation Training40 hours, Marin Mediation Services, Community Mediation TrainingStanford Hospital, Continuing Education40 hours, Debra Girardi, B.S.N., J.D. Healthcare Mediation Training.
Mediations conducted have included personal injury, elder-assisted living, elder-family, elder housing and placement, elder competency, elder-caregiver, lawyer-lawyer fee disputes, landlord tenant, employer-employee, school-parent, and buyer-seller disputes.