Mariam Zadeh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Encino, CA

First Mediation Corporation
 | 16501 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 606
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-784-4544
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Up until September 11, 2001, attorney Mariam Zadeh was an active litigator in New York City where she handled a variety of litigated disputes in California, New York and New Jersey, practicing for both the plaintiff and defendant. It was at this time dramatic life changes prompted her move to Los Angeles, California, where she obtained her masters of law degree in alternative dispute resolution from Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Ms. Zadeh focuses on mediating employment, class action, life, health and disability, catastrophic personal injury and commercial matters.

Ms. Zadeh's dedication, persistence and personal concern for the parties involved in her cases have earned her substantial recognition. She has published articles and various publications on mediation. She has also given workshops and presentations on the subjects of mediation in employment law, health and disability scenarios, and negotiating skills. She is partner in the Encino, California, firm of First Mediation Corporation.

Practice Areas
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2007

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About Mariam Zadeh

Admitted: 2002, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar, 1995
  • New Jersey State Bar, 1995

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Mediation: Learn to Speak Your Adversary's Language, Plaintiff's Magazine, February, 2010
  • The Missing Link: Enhancing Mediation Success Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Vol. 9: 3, 2009, 2009
  • The Zen of Mentoring, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2008
  • Lawyer Finds Her Niche as Mediation Maven, Los Angeles Daily Journal Profile, 2007
  • Common Ground, Los Angeles Daily Journal EXTRA, 2005
  • Presenter, "When It All Comes Down to Money," Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, 2004
  • Trainer, "Appellate Mediation Training," Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, 2004
  • Workshop Leader, "Advanced Negotiation Skills," Safeco Insurance Company, 2004
  • Presenter, "Closing Techniques for Mediators," Southern California Mediation Association, Pepperdine Law School/Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2004
  • Trainer, "Advanced Mediation Skills," Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, 2005
  • Co-Workshop Leader, "Behind the Scenes at a Mediation," Mediation Café Seminars, 2005
  • Presenter, "Debunking the Top Ten Mediation Myths," Riverside County Bar Association, 2006
  • Presenter, "The Missing Link: Enhancing Mediation Success by Understanding the Working Mind," Southern California Mediation Association, 2006
  • Assistant Professor, "Advanced Mediation Course," Pepperdine Law School/Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Spring Semester 2008 and 2007
  • Presenter, "Improvisational Skills for Trial Lawyers," Arab-American Bar Association, 2008
  • Workshop Leader, "The Mind of the Mediation Advocate," WEMED (Los Angeles), 2008
  • Professor, "Improvisational Mediation" 3-Day Program for trial attorneys and judges, Pepperdine Law School/Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, June 2009, 2008, and 2007
  • Presenter, "Mediating Disputed Health Insurance Claims," ICA Annual Conference, 2010
  • Presenter, "How to Save the Doomed Employee" CELA Annual Conference, 2011
  • "Common Ground" - Daily Journal, June 13, 2005
  • "Ten Tips on Maximizing Success in ERISA Mediations" - DRI, Life Health & Disability Newsletter, Summer 2007
  • "The Five Steps To Maximizing Mediation Dollars" - CPR Alternatives, February 2008, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • "To Tell the Truth in Deception, First Be Aware That it's There" - Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 24, 2006

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine School of Law, LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2006
  • New York University, Stern School of Business, B.S., 1993
Office Location for Mariam Zadeh

16501 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 606
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: 818-784-4544


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Last Updated: 10/17/2016

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