Mediation for Construction is founded by Dr. Vida Tarassoly: a certified mediator as well as a highly qualified expert in construction and structural engineering fields. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law, is a registered contractor (A & B licenses), and a licensed civil and structural engineer in California. She has received a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Southern California and has over 25 years of hands on experience in construction and engineering fields. Her combined knowledge of law, mediation process, and technical expertise uniquely qualifies her to effectively mediate construction disputes. In mediation of complex construction disputes the parties have to bear the additional cost for the services of an expert. Dr. Tarassoly serves in dual capacities of a mediator as well as an expert to assist the parties in reaching realistic settlements. In multi-party construction mediations, Dr. Tarassoly utilizes her technical expertise to assist the parties in deriving at equitable cost allocations.

Dr. Tarassoly’s Resume