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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.


Languages spoken: Farsi, English

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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Divorce: 50%



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MAC Services Group

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


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor, MediationAvvo2013
Top Contributor, DivorceAvvo2013
President's Award for Exceptional ServiceSouthern California Mediation Association2013
Certificate of RecognitionCity of Los Angeles2012
Acknowledgement of Mediation/ConciliationAsian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center2012
Center for Civic Mediation CertificationLos Angeles County Bar Association2011
SCBA Summer FellowshipSacramento County Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Mediator, Executive DirectorMAC Services Group2011 - Present
AttorneyAlexander Krakow + Glick LLP2010 - 2011
Law ClerkPalmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson, LLP2008 - 2008
Law ClerkCarlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2013 - Present
Harriett Buhai Center for Family LawVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)Board of Directors2011 - Present
Mediate.comAttorney Member2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
W vs. WOngoing
Cammon vs. D. SalonSettled.
Gabaldon vs. ZaidiSettled.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Huffington PostHow To Keep The Relationship With Your Ex On Good Email Terms2013
LA FamilyTop 10 Benefits of Divorce Mediation2013
YourTangoRules for Emailing Your Ex-Spouse2013
YourTango3 Questions Grooms Should Ask Before Popping the Question2013
YourTangoDoes Your Brain Contribute to Your Arguments?2013
L.A. ParentProtecting Your Children During Divorce2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law School40 Hr Negotiation TrainingHarvard Negotiation Institute2013
Pepperdine University School of Law4 Hr TrainingThe Next Decade in Family Law Dispute Resolution2012
Pepperdine University School of Law6 Hr SymposiumRescuing Relationships: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation2012
Staus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law42 Hr TrainingMediating the Litigated Case2011
University of California - Berkeley40 Hr TrainingMediation and Conflict Resolution2011
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of St. AndrewsInternational RelationsMA - Masters2006
University of Toronto Faculty of LawInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
YMCA Santa MonicaBenefits of Elder Care Mediation2013
SCMA Employment Mediation InstituteProgram Co-Chair2013
Malibu Senior CenterElder Care Mediation2013
2nd Annual Real Estate Mediation InstituteProgram Chair and Moderator2013
Southwestern Law SchoolMediation in Small Claims Cases2012
Pepperdine School of LawStarting a Mediation Practice2012
Employment Mediation Institute"Highly Effective Strategies and Techniques in Employment Mediation" - Co-Chair2012