Since 2007, Gary has been a full-time neutral and has successfully mediated over 3,000 civil matters.
During his 25 years as a trial lawyer, Mr. Donovan represented both defendants and plaintiffs in all types of civil matters. Since the early 1990s, he served as a mediator, arbitrator and Temporary Judge for both the Orange County Superior Court and Riverside County Superior Court. It was during that time he discovered his passion for mediating. Subsequently, to make a full-time ADR commitment, Mr. Donovan underwent intensive training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.
As a mediator, he is a very effective communicator and is resourceful and persistent in striving to reach a resolution in each case. Those qualities are reasons why he is often selected by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. One attorney commented, "Gary did a great job in bringing so many parties together on a mutually beneficial settlement. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Hobbies & Interests
Gary enjoys hockey, motorcycles, boats, skiing, drums, and airplanes.