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May 1, 2024

Steven M. Sepassi, Esq.

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ADR Services, Inc.

With over 27 years of litigation and mediation experience, Steven M. Sepassi is a highly accomplished professional in handling a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury, school liability, real estate, landlord-tenant, commercial, and insurance cases. Known for his unwavering tenacity and civility, he consistently demonstrates a fair and respectful approach to mediating and resolving disputes.

Mr. Sepassi commenced his legal career as a sole practitioner, immediately diving into high-stakes federal court trials. Over seventeen years, he passionately advocated for individuals and corporations across various legal areas, from personal injury to commercial disputes. Concurrently, he volunteered as a mediator and temporary judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court. In 2012, Mr. Sepassi co-founded Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP, extending services to insured defendants, primarily charter schools, in general liability school claims.

Born in Iran, Mr. Sepassi relocated to the United States at the age of 17 with the goal of pursuing higher education. Settling in Missouri, he quickly embraced the core values of the Midwest, including hard work, kindness, and honesty. These principles undoubtedly contributed to his assertive yet fair approach in mediating disputes, as he embraces the “show me” mentality. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri, later pursuing a doctorate in engineering at the University of Southern California. After working as a software engineer at Rockwell International, Mr. Sepassi ventured into mortgage banking before transitioning to law in 1995.

In addition to his extensive legal experience, Mr. Sepassi brings a deep understanding of business and partnership issues and diverse life experiences that allow him to connect with the disputing parties and find common ground in his mediation practice. He positions himself as the village elder between the disputants, a position that both sides of the bar have come to appreciate and respect. (310) 201-0010


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