mediation and services



Landlord/ Tenant: Commercial and residential disputes, security deposit, unlawful

 detainer, property damages, master lease agreement/negotiation lease, realtor dispute,

  HOA compliance regulations, board member conflicts.

Construction: Project management for multimillion-dollar properties, defects in class action cases, claims of defective construction, mechanic's liens, depreciation factor dispute, property damages from other construction sites, staging a property for realtor relations.

Business: Small claims and unlimited matters that otherwise be litigated, neutral mediation in a workplace, HR department (high conflict personnel), contract negotiations, family-owned/sibling dispute. 

Family Disputes: Divorce, co-parenting plans (short/long-term), existing order or

 modification, elder care, parent/ teen, post/pre-nuptial agreement, domestic partnership. 

Healthcare: Neutral mediation in board meetings (staff and physicians), HR department,

malpractice (dental/medical), hospital/insurance provider, caregiver misconduct.

School/University Conflicts: Academic integrity standards, allegations of academic 

Misconduct/dispute in disciplinary actions, resolve grievances filed by student/teacher or professor. 

Insurance Mediation:  Disputes between insured and insurer, all levels of loss/total loss.


$300 an hour

Our initial consultation fees range between $300 to $500.  If you schedule a mediation  within 48 hours, you may receive a courtesy waiver of consultation fees paid reflected on your billing statement. 

$500 cancelation fee for schedule mediation per party. 

 Servicing San Diego, Los Angeles, and other counties in the state of California (with reimbursement of reasonable travel costs). 


Meet Your Mediator

Shirley Tabibian


Professional mediator with 30 years’ experience. As a mediator, delivers the highest level of professional responsibilities on any forum. Style is neutral and fair to all parties involved, whether it be a facilitative case, or an evaluative forum. Interpersonal and bilingual skills, cultural pluralism, work ethic, and negotiation experience have translated into success in a diverse field.  




Superior Court of California, County of San Diego and Vista Pro Bono Over 10 years

Mediation for Small Claims Court (NCRC) 

Unlawful Detainer Mediation (NCRC & Lifeline)

Legal Advisory

UJF-San Diego Gmach Chapter

Mediation for community needs, legal advocate for the women’s shelter.

Guest Speaker

Serenity House in Vista, CA

Women’s Group DV Cases

Collaboration with MFT Dealing with Teen Crisis

San Diego County Cases (life coach), Image consulting for re-entering job force

Private Law Society, Los Angeles CA

Operation Fresh Start, Los Angeles CA



San Diego Bar Association ADR Section Educational Collaborations seminar/webinars  2016 - 2017

North County Lifeline Community mediation and catastrophic loss Mediation 2014 

National Conflict Resolution Center Mediation 2012

Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution  2010

Western Sierra School of Law, J.D.  2007

National University, Legal Studies B.A.  1998

UCLA, the PAC for Undergraduate Advancement, Political Science and Psychology  1989  


We are proud member of 


San Diego Bar Association ADR Section Board member 2016-17

Lifetime member of Hadassah- San Diego 


 Outstanding service to the San Diego Superior Court North County division as a mediator  2012

Dedication and commitment as a mediator to the Superior Court of the state of California County of SD 2014

Outstanding service to the San Diego Superior Court North County division as a mediator  2015 & 2016

Useful Sites


You can contact the Small Claims Advisor 858-634-1777


If you need legal services for eviction


Contact Us

SD Dispute Solutions

501 West Broadway, Suite 800, San Diego, California 92101, United States

Main Office (858) 454-7754 Fax (858) 454-7744

Drop us a line!