Ara H. Shirinian

  • 10651 Capesthorne Way
  • Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
  • Office Phone: 702-496-4985
  • Office Fax: 702-434-3650
  • Place of Birth: Fresno, California

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 12/10/98
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 614
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Mediation, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Construction, Personal Injury

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1996)
  • California (1981)
  • Federal/California-Eastern District (1982)
  • Federal/9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1982)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1986)
  • Federal/California-Northern District (1981)
  • Federal/California-Central District (1987)
University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, California19741978UndergraduateB.S.-Business Administration (cum laude) (1978)
Law Schools
Golden Gate UniversitySan Francisco, California19781981J.D. (top 20%) (1981)
Professional Experience
Various Law FirmsSan Francisco, California----1997
Shirinian & RoitmanLas VegasPartner19972005
Ara Shirinian MediationLas VegasSole Owner2005Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
----Various continuing education mediation and arbitration classes1997 to Present
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2008
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasForeclosure Mediator Training2009
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasRoundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2011
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasImplicit Bias Issues in Mediation2012
Nevada Supreme Court Las VegasProcedural & Ethical Issues in Mediation for Settlement Judges 2013
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal EducationLas VegasAlternative Dispute Resolution Strategies for Clients2014
State Bar of Nevada Las VegasHot Topics in Mediation and Judicial Settlement2014
State Bar of NevadaLas VegasPsychology of Negotiation Ethics & Appellate Court Practice2015
State Bar of Nevada Las VegasNuts and Bolts of Mediation in Nevada 2016
State Bar of NevadaLas VegasADR:  Civility, Ethics, More2016
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasImpasse and Ethics:  A Facilitate Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasImpasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum2019
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 1)2020
Nevada Supreme Court Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 2)2020
Nevada Supreme Court Sanctions 1012021
Nevada Supreme Court Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process2021
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses2022
Nevada Supreme Court Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
ArbitratorLas Vegas8th Judicial District Court1998Present
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeLas VegasMediation of appellate cases1998Present
Mediator/ArbitratorLas VegasPrivate Mediation and Arbitration1998Present

Professional Organizations

  • Clark County Bar Association (1997-Present)
  • American Bar Association (1997-Present)
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (1997-Present)


  • 1999 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers