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Shirley Tabibian
Shirley Tabibian

Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Featured MemberCertified Online Mediator

Shirley Tabibian

Landlord/ Tenant: Commercial and residential disputes, security deposit, unlawful
detainer, property damages, master lease agreement/negotiation lease, realtor dispute, HOA compliance regulations, board member conflicts.

Construction: Project management for multimillion dollar properties, defects in class action cases, claims of defective construction, mechanic’s liens, depreciation factor dispute, property damages from other construction sites, staging property for realtor relations.

Business: Small claims and unlimited matters that otherwise be litigated, neutral
mediation in a workplace, HR department (high conflict personnel), contract
negotiations, family owned/sibling dispute.

Family Disputes: Divorce, co-parenting plans (short/long-term), existing order or
modification, elder care, parent/ teen, post/pre-nuptial agreement, domestic partnership.

Healthcare: Neutral mediation in board meetings (staff and physicians), HR department, malpractice (dental/medical), hospital/insurance provider, caregiver misconduct.
School/University Conflicts: Academic integrity standards, allegations of academic
Misconduct/dispute in disciplinary actions, resolve grievances filed by student/teacher or professor.

Insurance Mediation: Disputes between insured and insurer, all levels of loss/total loss.

Professional mediator with 30 years’ experience. As a mediator, delivers the highest level of professional responsibilities on any forum. Style is neutral and fair to all parties involved, whether it be a facilitative case, or an evaluative forum. Interpersonal and bilingual skills, cultural pluralism, work ethic, and negotiation experience have translated into success in a diverse field.

ADR Experience

Formal Training:

  • 8 Hour program 2014 North County Lifeline Training Community mediation and catastrophic loss
  • 32 Hour program and certificate 2012 National Conflict Resolution Center
  • 42 Hour program and certificate 2010 Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute Dispute Resolution
  • In addition, San Diego County Bar Association ADR Section 2016-17 board member ADR Educational Collaborations seminar/webinars was conducted for training education once a month.


  • San Diego Bar Association ADR Section Educational Collaborations seminar/webinars 2016 – 2017
  • North County Lifeline Community mediation and catastrophic loss Mediation 2014
  • National Conflict Resolution Center Mediation 2012
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution 2010
  • Western Sierra School of Law, J.D. 2007
  • National University, Legal Studies B.A. 1998
  • UCLA, the PAC for Undergraduate Advancement, Political Science and Psychology 1989

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Entertainment
  • Evictions
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Jewelry
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Transportation
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant

Fees and Provisos

$300 an hour.
Our initial consultation fees range between $250 to $500. If you schedule a mediation within 48 hours, you may receive a courtesy waiver of consultation fees paid reflected on your billing statement.
$500 cancelation fee for schedule mediation per party.
Servicing San Diego, Los Angeles, and other counties in the state of California (with reimbursement of reasonable travel costs).

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • SCMA - S. California Mediation Assoc.