Mitchell M. Tarighati, Esq. is a seasoned mediator with an exceptional track record of settled cases. Already an experienced civil litigator in private practice, Mr. Tarighati has been engaged in dispute resolution work since 2012, resolving cases with complex issues by diplomatically and patiently bridging the divide between the parties. His unwavering work ethic, personable demeanor, and passion for results have all contributed to his reputation among his peers, the plaintiff’s and defense bars, and insurance industry professionals as an extremely effective neutral.
Mr. Tarighati draws upon a lifetime of diverse experiences and a unique multicultural perspective to resolve the disputes he mediates. His interpersonal skills are well-known, with colleagues commending him on his respectful and patient approach, friendly disposition, and ability to connect with clients of different backgrounds.
Born in Iran, he moved to England at the age of eight, where he later attended a preparatory and military-style school. After studying at the University of London for a year, he moved to Los Angeles in 1995, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Law. He subsequently moved to New York and earned a J.D., as well as an M.B.A., focusing on the areas of corporate law and finance, respectively.
Mr. Tarighati began his legal career working for a solo practitioner, and thereafter as an associate at a boutique firm focusing his practice on representing professional liability claims against real estate agents and brokers. In 2008, he joined a statewide law firm in California, where he developed a new practice area for the firm in the field of education and school liability law. In this capacity, he represented institutional clients in low, mid- and high exposure tort and employment cases. In 2011, he became a Partner nominee and was voted in as a Partner the following year.
In 2012, Mr. Tarighati cofounded his own firm of Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP, where in addition to his mediation practice, he pursues a balanced plaintiff and defense practice.
“And 20 years of practice I can honestly say that Mitch has been the best with listening, understanding the facts and the legal analysis. Always appreciates the time and effort he puts in.”
“Mitch was great as usual. Recommend every time to the defense.”
“Mr. Tarighati remains my go to choice for mediating my personal injury cases.”
“Mitch Tarighati always does a fantastic job, and this time was no exception.”
“Mitch is the BEST mediator in California today. Period. End of Story.”
“Mr. Tarighati did an outstanding job in getting this case resolved. Defense counsel had mis-calendared it and he went out of his way to contact him and convinced him to accept a mediator’s proposal. he went above and beyond to assist this matter coming to an amicable resolution.”
“I have mediated cases with Mitch for a decade or so. He is top notch and treats everyone professionally. His ability to relate to everyone with empathy despite their position is a skill few mediators possess.”
“Mitch was great and understood the main issues and contentions from both sides. He also worked very hard in facilitating a settlement in this case. I look forward to working with him again in the very near future.”
“Mr. Tarighati was an absolute master and his work ethic in getting this matter resolved was unparalleled. It took a special touch to get this case resolved, and Mitch was able to deliver. Thanks much”
“Mediator Tarighati was awesome, he resolved our case to my client’s satisfaction.”
“Mitch is an asset to ADR. He is very diligent and worked so hard.”
“I recently had the privilege of working Mitch, who again left a lasting impression on me, my client, and my principal during a challenging case. Despite not achieving a settlement, his exceptional skills, dedication, and ability to bring the parties closer together were truly commendable. One of the Mitch’s most impressive qualities was his unparalleled ability to actively listen and understand each party’s unique circumstances. He showed genuine interest in our concerns, demonstrating a remarkable capacity to put himself in our shoes. This empathy helped create an environment of trust and fostered a sense of collaboration rather than confrontation. Mitch’s professionalism and neutrality was exceptional. He maintained an unbiased stance throughout the process, ensuring that all parties had an equal opportunity to voice their concerns and interests. His expertise and knowledge of the legal landscape surrounding the case was invaluable, providing a comprehensive perspective that guided our discussions. I wholeheartedly recommend Mitch to anyone seeking a skilled and empathetic professional who can navigate complex and emotionally charged cases. His ability to foster dialogue, build trust, and bring parties closer together is unparalleled.”
“Mr. Tarighati is an excellent mediator. I appreciate his candor and his willingness to dig deep with all counsel in order to explore the strengths and challenges in both sides of the case.”
“Mitch is one of the first mediators I’ve used in a really long time that almost unequivocally the defense always agrees to, and there’s just something about his affect and demeanor that’s always put me at ease, my clients at ease and also defense attorneys and insurance adjusters at ease.”
“Mitch is a terrific communicator. He’s willing to push both sides, and he has a firm grasp of the issues, a firm grasp of case valuation in this day and age. And he’s not afraid to come in and be very honest and up front with either side on the facts of the case.”
“Mitch is one of my go-to mediators for high-exposure personal injury matters. His ability to genuinely connect with all of the parties in a dispute really distinguishes him. Mitch’s communication skills are extremely empathetic toward both the plaintiff and the defense. Mitch really excels at building a rapport with people and understanding their circumstances and therefore building a bond, so he can then deliver the bad news without being offensive.”