Idaho Mediation Group, LLC – Boise, Idaho
J.D., University of Southern California ‘89
John Zarian is General Counsel and Director of Administration for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). He is also a co-founder of the Idaho Mediation Group and is listed on the roster of approved mediators for the U.S. District Court, District of Idaho. In 2015 and 2016, John was listed by Mountain States Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the Mountain States region. He is President-Elect of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Prior to joining NCCCO, and for nearly 27 years, John's legal practice emphasized intellectual property litigation, as well as complex business and commercial litigation. From 2011 to 2016, he served as founding managing shareholder of the Boise office of Parsons Behle & Latimer. From 2007 to 2011, he was the co-founder and managing partner of an intellectual property law firm in Boise. From 1989 to 2005, Mr. Zarian practiced law in Southern California, where he co-founded a boutique litigation firm which became the Los Angeles office of a national law firm.
John is a frequent speaker on topics of legal interest. He has taught Intellectual Property Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho law school. He also received an appointment through the Center for International Legal Studies to teach Intellectual Property Law as a Visiting Professor at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University in Yerevan, Armenia.
John earned his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1989. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, both from the University of Utah, where he was elected student body president.