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Mark Ameli
Candidate Superior Court Judge
Los Angeles County California

"wish to thank IAPAC for the valuable service that it provides to the Iranian American community. Its support of my campaign is an example of such service. Fundraising in the present economy has not been easy and the financial support of IAPAC is tremendously helpful to allow my campaign to come closer to its fundraising goal. This way, I can concentrate on bringing my message to the general public and educating people, especially the Iranian American community to support qualified candidates for public service."


Ameli has been an attorney and a litigator for the past 29 years. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Supreme Court.

Since 1994, Ameli has served as a judge pro tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court. He has also been appointed by the Superior Court of the State of California as an arbitrator and mediator in the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Program. In 2005 his law firm started a mediation division under the name of Diversified Dispute Resolution. Ameli is the founder of Iranian American Lawyers Association and served as the chairperson of the Iranian American Sheriff’s Advisory Council. He is also the former President and a member of the Board of Directors of Rancho Park Rotary Club as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Southern California Mediation Association.

Ameli’s long and dedicated service as a litigator, an arbitrator and a mediator, combined with his many years of community service, make him qualified to become the next Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. His campaign has received key endorsements from the law enforcement community and public officials, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and the Speaker Pro-tem of the California State Assembly the Honorable Isadore Hall III.

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Background Information
Occupation: Attorney
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Education: JD University of West Los Angeles; MA, Economics, University of Southern California; BA, Economics, University of California at Berkeley