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About Scheherazade

Scheherazade ("Shazi") Rastegar is an attorney and mediator specializing in employment and family law. She is a Panel Mediator for the Los Angeles and Ventura Superior Courts ADR Programs and a Certified Mediator for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Dispute Resolution Program, the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Center for Civic Mediation, and the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center. She is also a Panel Mediator for the LACBA Attorney Client Mediation and Arbitration Services, a facilitator and coach for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Dispute Resolution Program, and an evaluator and coach for the Center for Civic Mediation. She has also served as a facilitator for the Los Angeles Police Department. Ms. Rastegar draws on herdiverse educational background to provide creative and innovative solutions to legal issues. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and also studied abroad in Canada and Switzerland. Rastegar returned to the United States to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she was awarded the Sacramento County Bar Association Fellowship. As a litigator, Ms. Rastegar has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in employment matters. Her practice areas include discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and invasion of privacy. Prior to founding MAC Services Group, Ms. Rastegar clerked and worked at Carlton, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP, and Alexander Krakow Glick LLP. Ms. Rastegar has served as a neutral for a wide variety of disputes, including, but not limited to: professional malpractice, employment, commercial, business/partnership, general litigation, family, real estate and property disputes. In 2012, Ms. Rastegar was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles, served as a panelist on mediation at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and was recognized in The Mediator. Ms. Rastegar is also actively involved in the mediation community, and was recently elected to the Board of the Southern California Mediation Association.

work Experience

Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Jan. 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2007
Law Clerk

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson, LLP Jan. 1, 2008 - Jan. 1, 2008
Law Clerk

Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011

MAC Services Group Jan. 1, 2011 - Current
Attorney, Mediator, Executive Director

school Education

University of Toronto - 2005
BA - Bachelor of Arts

University of St. Andrews - 2006
MA - Masters

University of California at Davis School of Law - 2009
JD - Juris Doctor

University of California - Berkeley - 2011
Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Staus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law - 2011
Mediating the Litigated Case

Pepperdine University School of Law - 2012
Rescuing Relationships: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

Pepperdine University School of Law - 2012
The Next Decade in Family Law Dispute Resolution

Harvard University Law School - 2013
Harvard Negotiation Institute


Top Contributor, Mediation

Top Contributor, Divorce

President's Award for Exceptional Service
Southern California Mediation Association

Certificate of Recognition
City of Los Angeles

Acknowledgement of Mediation/Conciliation
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Center for Civic Mediation Certification
Los Angeles County Bar Association

SCBA Summer Fellowship
Sacramento County Bar Association


Beverly Hills Bar Association
2009 - Current

Los Angeles County Bar Association
2009 - Current

Attorney Member
2011 - Current

Board of Directors
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
2011 - Current

Volunteer Attorney
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
2013 - Current

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
2013 - Current

import_contactsPublished Works

Protecting Your Children During Divorce

Does Your Brain Contribute to Your Arguments?

3 Questions Grooms Should Ask Before Popping the Question

Rules for Emailing Your Ex-Spouse

Top 10 Benefits of Divorce Mediation

How To Keep The Relationship With Your Ex On Good Email Terms


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