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.
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