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