Mediator's Profile

Steven Sepassi

Business Name: The Sepassi Firm, APC

Steven Sepassi’s approach and style to facilitating settlements was formed and molded by his business and legal experiences, which began in 1989 and 1995, respectively, as well as his personal life experiences. As an advocate, he handled hundreds of cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including insured defendants, in personal injury, as well as business and real estate matters.

Once Steven altered his role from advocate to mediator, he served in a variety of cases, as well as serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.  These experiences exposed him to the dynamic life-cycle of litigated cases.

As his mediation practice developed throughout the years, he found that his mediation style became less rigid and more fluid.  Depending on the facts and the dynamics between the parties, he tends to favor a facilitative negotiation style.

Areas of Focus

  • Personal Injury (Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability)
  • Real Estate Disputes (Transactions, Landlord/Tenant)
  • Commercial Disputes (Contracts, Partnerships)
  • Insurance Disputes


  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., Juris Doctor, 1995
  • University of Southern California, E.D., Structural Mechanics, 1985
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, M.S., Structural Engineering, 1981
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1979
  • Pepperdine University, Strauss Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Member of Board of Trustees 2017-2022)
  • ADR Panel of Second District Court of Appeals of California
  • ADR Panel of U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • ADR Panel of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • ADR Panel of Ventura County Superior Court
  • Mediation Center of Los Angeles
  • Former ADR Panel of Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Former Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutral

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