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Prior to formation of Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP in 2012, the Law Offices of Steven M. Sepassi proudly served the legal needs of businesses and individuals in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as Northern California. During this time, the firm established a stellar track record in a multitude of cases, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Our strengths were in providing individualized and comprehensive legal advice, support, and representation for our clients. Moreover, by concentrating on litigation and trial work, we became a litigation powerhouse to be reckoned with.
    Our practice was founded upon certain fundamental principles.  First, clients are real people and not files or file numbers.  Many of the decisions that we make in day-to-day litigation not only affect the outcome of the case, but also affect the lives of the people involved.  We seek to reduce the stress and pressure of litigation by providing periodic feedback and case information to clients, so that they are fully informed and involved.  Second, no two cases are the same.  We give each and every case individualized attention, and make it a point to discuss our case strategy before implementation. Third, clients must be able to make informed decisions in their cases.  Beyond legal representation, we provide our clients with up-to-date information about their case so that they can make the best decision regarding their case.
         At Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP, we are continuing the same level of vigor for our clients.  This knowledge and background in litigation has also given us a unique window into the lives of individuals as well as attorneys involved in litigation, placing us in a position to help them in mediating their cases.  As experienced mediators we seek the best solution which would resolve the dispute between the parties without further entanglement.

Specialties: Personal Injury and General Liability Litigation, Mediation


Here is my resume':


Admitted to the bar:  November 1995, California, United States District Courts for Central, and Southern Districts of California; Licensed Real Estate Broker.


2012-present: Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP. General Liability Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, Mediation.


1995-2012: Private practice. Successfully represented clients in business litigation, contract litigation, debt collection, real estate matters, bankruptcy court, and personal injury cases, including bench and jury trials, as well as argument before the Second District Court of Appeal.


9/94-4/95: Intern. Honorable Arthur M. Greenwald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. Assisted Judge Greenwald in case administration, research, drafting memorandum of law, and other aspects of bankruptcy litigation cases.


3/94-8/94 Intern. United States Attorney, Tax Division (Civil), Central District of California. Worked with Assistant Division Chief in preparing for trial, including witness preparation, research of law, investigation, drafting memorandum of facts and law, etc.


9/88-9/89: Manager. Rockwell International Space Division. In charge of managing the Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing department in support of Space Shuttle flights and design work.


8/87-9/88: Supervisor. Rockwell International Space Division. In charge of supervising the software design/training section of the Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing department in support of Space Shuttle flights and design work.


3/86-8/87: Member of Technical Staff IV. Rockwell International Space Division. Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing department. Developed a software program to graphically analyze the heating patterns on the Space Shuttle. Conducted training classes for engineers in the use of a computer graphic tool.


10/84-3/86: Member of Technical Staff III. Rockwell International Space Division. Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing department. Developed software programs in support of various engineering departments.


12/81-10/84: Member of Technical Staff. Universal Analytics, Inc. In charge of development and maintenance of computer aided structural engineering analysis software.



May 1995: J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California.

December 1985: E.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

July 1981: M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

May 1979: B.S., Civil Engineering (Cum Laude), University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.




State Bar of California; Los Angeles County Bar Association; San Fernando Valley Bar Association; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Chi Epsilon Honor Society; Student Bar Association representative at law school.


Languages spoken: Farsi, Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    19 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    14 years



Hourly ($195-350/hour), contingent (20-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Shawn Sedaghat

    I endorse this lawyer. He knows the law and will represent his clients will zeal and dedication.


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  • Mike S. Manesh

    Steve is one of the best chapter 7 bankruptcy and auto accident litigators I have the pleasure of knowing. He has a great understanding of the law and approaches his practice in a meticulous manner. He has been practicing law for over 16 years and I recommend Steve without reservation.


    Mike Manesh Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact info

15760 Ventura Blvd #1010
Los Angeles (Encino), CA, 91436-3020

Los Angeles, CA

San Fernando Valley, CA



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mediator AppreciationBankruptcy Court of Central Dist. of California2009
Pro Tem AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerSepassi & Tarighati, LLP2012 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Steven M. Sepassi1995 - Present
InternU.S. Bankruptcy Court (Hon. Arthur Greenwald)1994 - 1995
InternU.S. Attorney's Office (Civil Tax Division)1994 - 1994
ManagerRockwell International Space Division1984 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1997 - 2012
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SP22, Inc. v. Yurdumyan, et al.Judgment for Clients, including punitive damages
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute ResolutionMediation (Dispute Resolution)N/A2003
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Southern California Law SchoolCivil/Structural EngineeringEngineer1985
University of MissouriCivil/Structural EngineeringOther - Bachelors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KIRN 670 AM Radio ProgramLegal Issues2010