Since 1993, Gary S. Davis, Esq. has mediated, arbitrated, or served as discovery referee in more than 1,800 disputes. A significant number of these matters have been related to government and public entities, including counties, cities and school districts. Cases have involved claims related to personal injury, employment, civil rights 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.
Prior to becoming a neutral, Gary was a trial lawyer and as such, was elected as a member of ABOTA (the American Board of Trial Advocates) and he became a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys. Gary is able to apply his trial skills in mediation by helping parties to understand and asses the risks and rewards of litigating a case in court.
Representative Government and Public Entity Matters
Extensive experience resolving cases related to injuries sustained in school bus accidents
Successfully mediated numerous cases involving allegations of dangerous conditions of public property resulting in catastrophic personal injury such as brain damage, paralysis and death
Resolved claims arising out of athletic events (football and wrestling)
Successfully mediated highway design cases involving allegations of improper design, improper and inadequate signage, faulty guardrails, and flooding
Mediated to resolution multiple civil rights cases involving allegations of false arrest,
Settled numerous sexual misconduct and harassment claims involving educational institutions, including: improper conduct of teachers with students, teacher-student parties, and sexual harassment of students by other students
Mediated cases involving public utilities and allegations of various public utilities codes
Settled multiple Title IX Cases
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 educational institutions involving allegations of discrimination (disability), sexual harassment, and breach of contract
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