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ADR Neutral: Hugh Joseph McGavick

Hugh Joseph McGavick
208 LEE STREET SW, # 108
Tel: 360-867-0215

Focus of Practice

Civil rights and employment law; collaborative divorce; mediation and arbitration

Legal Experience

Law clerk to Judge Jack E Tanner, US District Court WD WA 1981-83. Self-employed attorney 1983-present in Pierce and Thurston counties primarily

Court Admissions

US District Court WD WA, WSBA, Ninth Circuit


BA University of Puget Sound 1976; JD U of Oregon 1981

Professional Associations

Washington Mediation Association Certified (WMA C) Mediator. Certified senior mediator with Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) and with Pierce County Center for Dialogue & Resolution (CD&R). Pierce County Bar Association. Thurston County Bar Association. International Association of collaborative Professionals (IACP). Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC). Thurston County Collaborative Professionals (TCCP).

ADR Training

20-Hour Online Dispute Resolution Training, DRC, 5/2020 10-Hour Dissolution Mediation Training, CD & R, 4/2019 5-Hour Workplace Mediation, CD & R, 5/2019 4-Hour Workplace Mediation, DRC, 5/2020 4-Hours, Settlement Conference Training, CD&R, 3/2018 20-Hour divorce mediation training, Family Resolution Institute, LLC, San Diego, 5/2020 4-Hour Washington Mediation Association Conference, 10/2020 16-Hour Collaborative Negotiations, DRC, Fall 2018

ADR Experience

University Of Washington Tacoma (UWT) Instructor, 18 Hour Negotiation Skills Course as part of Contract Management Certification Program, Winter Qs 2018-20. DRC, co-taught 20 hour family mediation training, 11/2020 DRC, Co-Taught 16 Hours Collaborative Negotiations, 9/2019 Over the past 36 months I have worked as: A compensated mediator on employment and family law cases. A low bono arbitrator under the Thurston County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Rules (MAR) in about 15 cases. As a pro bono volunteer for Thurston County District Court, I have mediated more than a dozen dockets of small claims court cases in person and some on Zoom, and some settlement conferences for regular civil cases. A pro bono volunteered to handle family law settlement conferences for Thurston County Superior Court in the fall of 2020. A pro bono volunteer mediator through CD&R for Pierce County District Court online Small Claims Court cases and a settlement conference mediator for regular civil cases. Also through CD&R, I have been a pro bono settlement conference mediator in more than a half-dozen family law mediations. A pro bono Zoom mediator for Mason County District Court dockets.

ADR Practice Areas

Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Constitutional, Employment, Torts