Paul E. Gavin, Esq. (Ret.)

Paul E. Gavin (Ret.)

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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1972
  • Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (on-going)- Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques; Advanced Problem Solving Theory and Design;
  • 2004 Collaborative Divorce Training: Interdisciplinary Training in Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce
  • 1994 Divorce Mediation and Conflict Resolution, the Northern California Mediation Center (Joan Kelly, Ph.D. & Nancy Foster, Esq.)

Professional Associations

  • Elected to the Board of Directors, San Diego County Family Law Bar Association (2014-2016)
  • Family Law Section, California Bar Association , Member
  • Law Practice Management Section, California Bar Association , Member
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Bar Association of Northern San Diego County , Member
  • Rotary International, Member
  • 2006- Present. Education Chair, Certified Family Law Specialists of the Northern San Diego County Bar Association
  • 1995 Representative to the Family Court Services Subcommittee of the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists
  • 1994-1995 Member, Family Law Local Rules Committee of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1994-1995 Chair of the Law Office Management Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists
  • 1992-1995 Elected to 3-year term to represent the Certified Family Law Specialists of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County on the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialists Executive Committee
  • 1992-1993 Founder and Chairperson, Certified Family Law Specialists of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1992 Co-Chair, Law Office Management and Legal Technology Section, Bar Association of Northern San Diego County

Past Positions

  • Judge Pro Tem: Superior Court, Northern San Diego County Branch, Family Law Division, 1992 to 2006

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, State of California, 1988 - Until retirement

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978

Honors

  • Super Lawyer: 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009
  • Finalist, North County Attorney of the Year (2011), North County Bar Association
  • Semi-finalist, San Diego County Family Law Attorney of the Year (2011), San Diego Daily Transcript