Nadia’s inspiration for focusing her legal practice on matrimonial mediation came after observing and studying alternative dispute resolution methods, especially the success of family mediation as practiced in European and Asian countries.

Her keen interest in resolving disputes outside of a court of law is a result of her own cultural heritage and her belief in the advantages of mediation. Shahram earned her bachelor’s and law degrees at the University at Buffalo, and received training and licensing as a divorce and family mediator at the Rochester Mediation Center. She is an Advanced Accredited Mediator.

Shahram is active regionally and nationally in professional and charitable organizations, contributing her time and expertise to issues about which she is passionate. Her work has been recognized with many awards and honors. She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and the Bar Association of Erie County.