Dr. Vida Tarassoly is one of the few Neutrals in the United States who is an attorney/registered
civil and structural engineer/and licensed contractor. She brings over 30 years of hands-on engineering
and construction experience, litigation, and dispute resolution of complex engineering and construction disputes.
She holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Southern California. Because of her highly technical background, she is uniquely qualified to provide evaluative mediation, in which she simultaneously assesses the technical and legal strengths of the parties’ claims and renders an expert opinion, to achieve reasonable settlements. Dr. Tarassoly is bicultural, American-Middle Eastern, and fluent in Farsi.