Ara H. Shirinian, Esq.
Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator, Judge Pro Temp – Clark County District Court, Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge
Las Vegas, Nevada
Daily Rate $4,500
Current Ara Shirinian Mediation – Owner
Languages Armenian, English
Ara Shirinian Mediation – Owner
Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator, Judge Pro Temp – Clark County District Court, Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge
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.
Licensed attorney for over 30 years and a full time neutral since 2005 with over 1,000 mediations and arbitrations 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. Clark County District Court appointed arbitrator with over 300 arbitrations on behalf of the Court over the past 15 years. Former arbitrator with the Nevada Real Estate Department. Panel Chairperson for the State Bar of Nevada Fee dispute committee, and former arbitrator and mediator of fee disputes. 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.
AV rated full time neutral. 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.<br/>
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.
Golden Gate University (JD-1981); University of San Francisco (BS-1978)
Admitted to the Bar: California (1981), Nevada (1996); U.S. District Court: Northern, Eastern (1982), and Central (1987) Districts of California, District of Nevada (1997); U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth District (1982); U.S. Supreme Court (1986).<br/>
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; Clark County Bar Association<br/> <br/>
$4,500 Per Day
Armenian, English
United States of America
Las Vegas, NV

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