Heather Sciacca Smith is an Attorney/Mediator with extensive background in civil litigation. She has over 23 years of experience handling a wide variety of cases throughout California. In 1992, she joined Tharpe & Howell as a litigation associate. In 1994 she became a General Partner and managed the Santa Barbara branch office. She has tried over 25 cases to verdict. In 2003, she became a sole practitioner and is focusing her practice on the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In 2005 she founded South Coast Dispute Resolution, serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. She completed Mediation and Negotiation courses through the Straus Institute and Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement. She has a command of the Spanish language.
Sole Practitioner, Private Mediation Practice; 2003
University of California, Santa Barbara
Universidad de Madrid, Madrid Spain
Information Updated: October 3, 2011
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