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Shirley Blazich
Shirley Blazich

Senior Mediator

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Shirley Blazich

Shirley Blazich, Esq. is a private Mediator and Arbitrator for complex and high-conflict professional liability disputes, including cases involving catastrophic injuries, birth injuries, and abuse and neglect claims. Prior to becoming a neutral, Shirley litigated civil cases, primarily professional negligence cases, for 20 years representing both plaintiffs and defendants through all phases of litigation through to trial and appeal. Shirley’s prior litigation experience allows her to bring a common-sense and real-world approach to every dispute.  Knowledge of the inner-workings of the healthcare industry, and the challenges of litigating a malpractice case, allows her to better navigate the unique concerns and issues which occur in professional negligence lawsuits in order to help the litigants mediate or arbitrate their disputes.

ADR Experience

Medical Malpractice Mediators – April, 2023 to present

Arbitrator – October, 2017 to present

Judge Pro Tempore – April, 2023 to present


Juris Doctor Degree  – Loyola Law School -2003

Bachelor of Arts – Loyola Marymount University – 1999

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Personal Injury
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • 40-hour Mediation Training Course completed November, 2022


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada - Member
  • Elected Chair of the ADR Section of State Bar of Nevada - 2023/2024
  • Appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as an Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tempore for the Nevada Court-Annexed Arbitration and Short Trial programs
  • Nevada Neighborhood Justice Center - Volunteer Mediator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Serbian
  • Croatian