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GARY N. DONOVAN, ESQ.

  • Available in Orange County, All of California, Northern California, San Diego
  • Mediation Only

Introduction

Since 2007, Gary has been a full-time neutral, and has successfully mediated over two thousand 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, in order 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."

Specialties

  • Aviation
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicle Liability
  • Employment
  • Real Property
  • Construction Defect
  • Homeowner’s Disputes
  • Business Contractual

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, motorcycling, flying, boating, skiing, and is an avid Rock and Jazz Drummer.

Website

http://www.tlcresolutions.com/

Testimonials

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.
- Attorney, San Diego, California

Gary was a great mediator. I'll definitely be using him again in the future.
- Attorney, Orange County, California

Very persistent and creatively broke an impasse between the parties.
- Attorney on an Elder Abuse/Medical Malpractice Matter

Gary, as always, did an exceptional job!! I will recommend him in the future.
- Attorney, Inland Empire, California

I appreciate the difference that Gary made on this case. I am spreading the word in the office about our great experience with him and I look forward to working with him in the future.
- Attorney, Los Angeles County, California

Gary is an outstanding mediator and deserves all the credit for getting this case settled. I am grateful for all the hard work and time put in on the case.
- Attorney, Newport Beach, California

Gary Donovan is creative and tenacious. He didn't quit until we had a deal and provided an excellent follow-up post-mediation.
- Attorney, Los Angeles County, California

I wanted to express my gratitude to Gary Donovan for his smooth handling of the mediation.
- Attorney, Orange County, California

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Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Mediator, Judicate West (2007-Present)
  • Mediator, TLC Resolutions (2002-Present)
  • Mediator, Riverside County Bar Dispute Resolution Service (2001-14)
  • Temporary Judge, Riverside County Superior Court (2001-07)
  • Temporary Judge, Orange County Superior Court (1991-07)
  • Partner, Donovan & Draheim (1994-07)
  • Partner, Donovan & Quilligan (1987-94)
  • Associate, Wood, Ward & Garnett (1983-87)
  • Associate, Thomas & Price (1981-83)
  • Hill, Genson, Even, Crandall & Wade (1978-81)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J. D., Southwestern University School of Law (1981)
  • B.A., Economics, Fordham University, Bronx, New York (1977)
  • Pepperdine University, School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, “Mediating the Litigated Case” (2001)
  • Member, Southern California Mediation Association (2008-Present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (2001-Present)
  • California Real Estate Broker (1998)
  • F.A.A. Licensed Private Pilot (1991)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (1988-Present)
  • Member, Orange County and Riverside Bar Associations

Achievements & Awards

  • Mr. Donovan has been an AV-rated attorney listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register since 1989.

Legal Experience

  • Aviation
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicle Liability
  • Employment
  • Real Property
  • Construction Defect
  • Homeowner’s Disputes
  • Business Contractual

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