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.