Hon. David Warner Hagen (Ret.), FCIArb

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Judge Hagen joined JAMS after a distinguished legal career, including more than 11 years as a United States District Judge. He has specific experience in the area of employment law including wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and discrimination litigation. While on the bench, he and his colleagues established a settlement environment by requiring court-annexed mediation for every civil case set for trial in his district.

Representative Matters

  • Age discrimination, disability and related retaliation claims with the EEOC
  • Breach of employment agreement
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Breach of implied covenant claims by terminated city manager
  • Chapter 6 hearing by large university
  • “Whistle blower” disputes and related retaliation claims
  • Constructive termination by removal of duties claims by owner of a company who sells her stock and receives two year employment agreement
  • Discrimination and workers comp claim by employee who eventually quits and claims constructive wrongful termination
  • Retaliation and discrimination leading to wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment claims from a private school teacher against her supervisor
  • Wrongful termination for policy violation
  • Wrongful termination of defense contractor position

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, State Chair, 1983-1985; Committee on Alternatives for Dispute Resolution, 2000-2004
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Qualified arbitrator, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Lecturer, International Arbitration, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2006
  • Adjunct Trial and Motions Practice Instructor, Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, University of South Carolina, 2000-present
  • Chair, Nevada Bar Exam Study Committee, 2005-2007
  • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Law), 1991-1992
  • Ninth Circuit Article III Judges Education Committee, 1996-2000; Chair, 1998-2000
  • Judges Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2001-2005
  • Nevada Board of Bar Examiners, 1972-1991; Chair, 1989-1991
  • Member, State Bar of California and State Bar of Nevada

Background and Education

  • United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, 1993-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Nevada School of Law at Old College, 1981-1987; Acting Dean 1981-1983
  • Law Lecturer, University of Nevada, 1968-1972
  • LL.B., University of San Francisco Law School
  • B.B.A. (Finance), University of Wisconsin


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