Mark K. Ameli has been a practicing attorney since 1980. His practice is concentrated in the areas of Business and corporate transactions and litigation, personal injuries as a result of defective products, vehicular collisions, slip and fall and industrial accidents.
Since 1994, Mr. Ameli has served as a voluntary temporary judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court. He has also been appointed by the Superior Court of the State of California as an arbitrator and mediator in the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Program. In 2005 his law firm started a mediation division under the name of Diversified Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Ameli holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Master’s Degree from University of Southern California, both in Economics, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of West Los Angeles. He has also completed the various advanced mediation courses at Pepperdine University and at Harvard.
Mr. Ameli is an active member of California State Bar, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Iranian American Lawyers Association and Southern California Mediation Association.
Mark is also a Rotarian, a member of Rotary Club of Rancho Park and the past president of that Club. Through this membership Mr. Ameli became involved in gang violence prevention and during the past years he has worked with former gang members to bring peace in their neighborhoods.
During the past years, Mr. Ameli has involved as an attorney for a party, an arbitrator or a mediator in hundreds of cases. He is one of the pioneers in the field of mediating cross cultural disputes in which field he concentrates his business. His Iranian American background makes him especially effective in the resolution of cross-cultural disputes.
In 2010 Mr. Ameli was a candidate for judge of the Superior Court in Los Angeles County and ran a very effective campaign. However, his opponent won the election with less than 5% of the total. Nevertheless, at the primary election, he was able to prevail over 6 of his 7 opponents and went to a runoff. He was able to receive in excess of 744,000 votes in the runoff.