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Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery

Divorce and separation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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About Scheherazade

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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.

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Divorce Mediation enables divorcing spouses and their families the opportunity to identify and explore meaningful solutions in an efficient, affordable manner.

Location

MAC Services Group
1055 West 7th Street, Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

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Posted by angelica salazar | May 1, 2015
excellent family lawyer
i contacted shazi for help with my divorce and im greatfull that she was able to help me out in every way possible to make my divorce as easy and smooth as possible. shazi is an awesome lawyer who takes the time and dedication for her clients. Shazi is such a great family attorney, and i recommend her to any one who needs a family attorney.
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Posted by Jason | February 19, 2014
Great Divorce Attorney
She's a great attorney. I felt like I was in good hands and she was able to negotiate with my wife's attorney and help settle my case. Glad I found her, and would retain her again if I needed to.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Mediator, Executive Director
  • MAC Services Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • Harvard Negotiation Institute
  • 2013
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • The Next Decade in Family Law Dispute Resolution
  • 2012
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Rescuing Relationships: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation
  • 2012
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • 2011
  • Staus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law
  • Mediating the Litigated Case
  • 2011
  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of St. Andrews
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • University of Toronto
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • W vs. W
  • Ongoing
  • Cammon vs. D. Salon
  • Settled.
  • Gabaldon vs. Zaidi
  • Settled.
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Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mediate.com
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor, Mediation
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor, Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • President's Award for Exceptional Service
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • City of Los Angeles
  • 2012
  • Acknowledgement of Mediation/Conciliation
  • Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
  • 2012
  • Center for Civic Mediation Certification
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • SCBA Summer Fellowship
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • 2007
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Publications

  • The Huffington Post
  • How To Keep The Relationship With Your Ex On Good Email Terms
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • YMCA Santa Monica
  • Benefits of Elder Care Mediation
  • 2013
  • SCMA Employment Mediation Institute
  • Program Co-Chair
  • 2013
  • Malibu Senior Center
  • Elder Care Mediation
  • 2013
  • 2nd Annual Real Estate Mediation Institute
  • Program Chair and Moderator
  • 2013
  • Southwestern Law School
  • Mediation in Small Claims Cases
  • 2012
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • Starting a Mediation Practice
  • 2012
  • Employment Mediation Institute
  • "Highly Effective Strategies and Techniques in Employment Mediation" - Co-Chair
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (22)
Endorse Scheherazade
Mediation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Shazi as a mediator and family law attorney. She is responsive, highly knowledgeable and effective in her work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer she is a true professional"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Rastegar-Djavahery is an experienced divorce attorney who works hard for her clients. She is well regarded by other attorneys and clients alike. Hire this attorney for your divorce or separation. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rastegar-Djavahery devotes a generous amount of time answering questions on Avvo. Her contributions are thoughtful, insightful, well reasoned and detailed. Her answers indicate that she is very knowledgeable in the field of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A wonderful contributor to the community. I have read wonderful things about this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's consistently helpful, polite, and nuanced contributions to this community."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Shazi at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law where we both volunteer. There, Shazi works on a variety of challenging family law matters under the supervision and training of highly competent staff attorneys. Shazi is highly motivated to be the best family law attorney and mediator she can be, and she is most capable and has the unlimited potential to achieve her goals in order to serve the public well. I am confident that clients who engage her will receive excellent representation. I strongly endorse her accordingly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an asset to the legal community and provides well-rounded answers in the Avvo forums. While I do not personally know her, I am confident that if I have a case in her jurisdiction I can trust to refer it to her."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She volunteers for Harriet Buhai center and their attorneys although young receive excellent training."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rastegar-Djavahery is a very good attorney who demonstrates compassion and intelligence in her legal advice. You will be pleased with her legal services if you decide to hire her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Provides helpful analysis of issues brought up in Q&A's!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney with insight and experience"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Rastegar-Djavahery is held in high esteem by her colleagues and her clients. She devotes countless hours to helping those in need of legal answers on Avvo. She always delivers excellent legal advice. I endorse and recommend Attorney Rastegar-Djavahery."
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Los Angeles Divorce and separation Lawyer Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
Divorce and separation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 14 years
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