Gary S. Davis, Esq.

T: 916-921-5300
F: 916-565-7780
Education/Schools
Since 1993, Gary S. Davis, Esq. has mediated, arbitrated, or served as discovery referee in more than 1,500 disputes. A significant number of these matters have been education/schools-related involving personal injury claims, employment, and access issues. He is adept at bringing parties together in extremely difficult and sensitive situations. His focused and considerate approach to ADR, ensures that all parties are heard to enable an equitable resolution.

Representative Matters

  • Extensive experience resolving school bus accidents
  • Resolved claims arising out of athletic events (football and wrestling)
  • Settled claims of improper supervision of students, including one claim brought by teenage student who lost an arm in a school sponsored and supervised tug-of-war contest
  • Settled employment disputes involving allegations of discrimination (disability), sexual harassment, and breach of contract
  • Settled sexual misconduct claims including: improper conduct of teachers with students, teacher-student parties, and sexual harassment of students by other students
  • Successfully mediated numerous claims arising out of catastrophic injuries brought against school districts, including allegations of dangerous condition of public property and also several claims involving injuries occurring off school premises

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized with AV Preeminent Status as a Top Rated Lawyer for over 30 years, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, Stanislaus County Bar Association, 1965-present
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution category, San Francisco Magazine, 2006-2012
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys, 1997-2012
  • Named Plaintiff Personal Injury Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine, 2005
  • Member, Board of Directors of Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California, 1985-1994
  • Member with rank, Advocate of American Board of Trial Attorneys, 1978-2011
    • President, San Joaquin Chapter, ABOTA, 1978
    • Member, National Board, ABOTA, 1980 2982
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of The United States; and the California State Supreme Court and the United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Invited as guest speaker at 2010 Employment Law Seminar sponsored by Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Invited as guest speaker at 2009 San Diego meeting of California School District Attorneys
  • Author of numerous legal articles including “Warning of Dangers of Cyber Bullying in a School Setting” and “Proper System Can Alleviate Damages Associated with Title IX Violations”

Background and Education

  • Mediation and Arbitration Training, JAMS Institute, 2006
  • Shareholder/Mediator/Arbitrator, Curtis & Arata, 1999-2006
  • Trimbur, Davis & Clark / Davis, Echols & Boyd
  • Cardozo, Trimbur & Nickerson
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings School of Law
  • B.S., University of Arizona

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