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Paul E. Gavin Esq.

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  • Retired

Location:

Vista, CA

Phone:

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(760) 941-4425

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Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978

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.)

Classes/Seminars

  • 2013: Discovery in Family Law Cases (6.5 hrs)
  • 2012: Child Custody- The New Era (6.5 hrs)
  • 2011: Child Custody (6.5 hrs)
  • 2010: The Hearsay Evidence Seminar: (3 hrs)
  • 2009: The All Evidence Seminar (3 hrs)
  • 2007-2009 monthly seminars (1hr)
  • 1995: How to Make Money Practicing Family Law (6.5 hrs) (presented with Garrett Daily, Esq.)
  • 2014 “Evidentiary Privileges”
  • 2012 “Taking the Deposition of the Opposing Party”
  • 2009 “The All Evidence Seminar”, Closing Argument
  • 2007 “Preparing your Law Office for Disaster,” Bench and Bar Program, Northern San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2007 “How to Avoid Pitfalls and Problems when Representing Children”, Minor’s Counsel Training Seminar, Certified Family Law Specialists, San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2004 "Representing Children in Dissolutions", Northern San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 1999 "Divorce Mediation", California Legal Secretaries Association, North County Legal Secretaries Association
  • 1995 "Hot Tips from the Experts on Effective Opening Statements and Closing Arguments", Panelist, Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1995 "Mediation of Family Law Disputes", Co-speaker, Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1992-1994 Family Law/ Law Office Management, presented with Garrett Dailey, Esq. & Jan Gabrielson, Esq. (State Bar of California)
  • Vista Adult School, Vista, California, Extension Instructor, "Communication Skills”, 2005-2010
  • Palomar College, San Marcos, California, Adjunct Professor, Family Law and Mediation, 2001-2005
  • Palomar College, Instructor, Extension Course, "Divorce, Custody, Support and Property Rights," 1992-1996
  • National University School of Law, instructor, Domestic Relations, 1989
  • University of San Diego, Paralegal Program instructor, Family Law, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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 Employment Positions

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

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Our motto is “Settlement When Reasonable, Litigation When Necessary.” Our attorneys know how stressful family law disputes can be. Our goal is to help you resolve your case in the most effective and time-efficient manner possible.

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