Ara H. Shirinian, Esq.
10651 Capesthorne Way
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Daily Rate $4,500
Current Ara Shirinian Mediation - Owner
Practice 15
Cases 1000
Languages Armenian, English
Ara Shirinian Mediation - Owner
Owner, Ara Shirinian Mediation, 2005-present; Partner, Shirinian & Roitman, 1996-2005; Partner, Conroy, Shirinian & Mahoney, 1988-1996; Associate Attorney, Handler, Baker, Greene & Taylor, 1981-1988.
AV rated full time neutral with over with over 1,000 mediations conducted over the past 15 years in several states including Nevada, Arizona, California, and Texas. Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge with over 300 appellate, settlement conferences conducted on behalf of the Nevada Supreme Court. Wide variety of cases heard including, without limitation, personal injury, wrongful death, workers compensation, breach of security, product liability, real estate agent liability, real estate purchase disputes, HOA disputes/ contract disputes, eminent domain, partnership/corporate dissolution, libel & slander, construction defect, mold, fire, employment termination, franchise termination, medical
malpractice, insurance subrogation, insurance bad faith, and foreclosure disputes, among others. Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. AV Rated. Super Lawyers, Mountain West Edition (ADR); Vegas Inc. Top 100 Lawyers (ADR).

Among the significant representative cases successfully mediated are a wrongful death case involving stabbing of a customer in the parking lot of a major retailer, the beating/choking death of a patron in a night club, the claim of wrongful death of a driver in a multi-vehicle/tractor-trailer accident, pedestrian wrongful death, paralysis caused by slip and fall, libel and slander case involving the accusation of plaintiff sexual misconduct, the dissolution of a long-time partnership involving a celebrity television marketer, franchisor-franchisee lawsuits relating to terminations of national retail franchises, land bank case involving investors and a major home builder, reverse condemnation cases involving
Southern Nevada cities, a case involving a vicious dog bite resulting in death, mass contract termination by potential condominium purchasers in a Southern Nevada development, medical malpractice involving death, construction defect involving over fifty homeowners, fire in an apartment complex with over twenty claimants, among others.
Involved in over one hundred mediations and settlement conferences in California and Nevada as a practicing attorney prior to becoming a full time neutral.

The mediator should help the parties understand alternatives, potential outcomes and likely ramifications of their decisions so that they can make informed and rational decisions. In order to help the parties (and be trusted by both parties) the mediator needs to be unbiased and balanced. This does not mean that the mediator agrees with every action or statement a party makes. What it does mean is that the mediator maintains a focus on the big picture of helping the parties through their Issues and makes sure that he treats each party fairly and appropriately. In order for the parties to relax and be comfortable discussing private and sometimes sensitive information, it is necessary to have complete confidence that the mediator respects your privacy and keeps any information received confidential.
Frank M. Flansburg, III, 702.382.0711,
Victor M. Cardoza, Jr., 702.384.2495,
Eric R. Larsen, 702.382.6911,
Steven T. Jaffe, 702.384.7000,

AAA ACE 19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; ACE 18 - Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; Business Essentials - Starting, Establishing and Growing Your Dispute Resolution Practice, 2018; ACE 13 ~ Dealing with Difficult Attorneys in Arbitration, 2016; AAA Roundtable – Las Vegas, 2015; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, 2015; AAA Arbitration Awards; Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE01), 2015; 2010- Mediation Advocacy, State Bar on Nevada; 2010- Pro Tempore Judge Training Court, State Bar of Nevada; 2011 - Appellate Mediation, Nevada Supreme Court; 2012- Implicit Bias Issues, Supreme Court of Nevada; 2013 - Short Trial Pro Tempore Training, State Bar of Nevada; 2013-Ethics in Mediation, Supreme Court of Nevada; 2013 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies for Clients, State Bar of Nevada; 2014- Hot Topics in Mediation & Judicial Settlement, State Bar of Nevada.
Admitted to the Bar: 1981 California State Bar; 1981 United States District Court, Northern District of California; 1982 United States District Court, Eastern District of California; 1982 United States Court of Appeals – Ninth District; 1986 United States Supreme Court; 1987 United States District Court, Central District of California; 1996 Nevada State Bar; 1997 United States District Court, District of Nevada.

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; Clark County Bar Association.

University of San Francisco (BS-1978); Golden Gate University (JD-1981).
AV Rated; Super Lawyers, Mountain West Edition (ADR); Vegas, Inc. Top 100 Lawyers (ADR)
$4,500 Per Day
Armenian, English
United States of America
Las Vegas, NV

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.