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Michael P. McDeavitt - Pleasanton, CA

5776 Stoneridge Mall RoadSuite 345 Pleasanton, CA 94588 - 4514

Updated: 08/14/2023

Overview

Michael P. McDeavitt, Certified Family Law Specialist, has practiced law for over 20 years. He is a trained and experienced mediator and litigator with more than 600 hours of completed continuing legal education to his credit. His practice is dedicated exclusively to Family Law. Mr. McDeavitt has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of California, Alameda County and has been a featured speaker on Family Law matters and marriage care for over a decade.

Mr...

Michael P. McDeavitt, Certified Family Law Specialist, has practiced law for over 20 years. He is a trained and experienced mediator and litigator with more than 600 hours of completed continuing legal education to his credit. His practice is dedicated exclusively to Family Law. Mr. McDeavitt has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of California, Alameda County and has been a featured speaker on Family Law matters and marriage care for over a decade.

Mr. McDeavitt received his BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

He has successfully completed the Advanced Family Law course, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Trial Advocacy Skills Program, and mediation training through the Congress of Neutrals pursuant to the requirements for the State of California Dispute Resolution Practices Act. Mr. McDeavitt is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), the Alameda County Family Law Association (ACFLA), and the Family Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA).

Mr. McDeavitt has served as a Settlement Commissioner for the Superior Court of California, Alameda County, been appointed as a Special Master in Family Law proceedings, and served on the Bay Area Regional Standing Committee to the Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEXCOM). In 2019, Mr. McDeavitt had the privilege of serving as both judge and mediator for the American Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Regional Finals Competition at UC Berkeley. He is the recipient of the CALI award for Family Law Negotiation & Settlement and the CALI award recipient for Community Law.

Mr. McDeavitt is a former Military Intelligence Officer who served with the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, at Hohenfels, Germany. He is a distinguished military graduate · and recipient of the Chancellor's Perpetual Trophy awarded by the University of California annually to one graduate for outstanding leadership. He is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Parachutist Badge (Airborne), amongst other military honors.

Mr. McDeavitt had the privilege of being married 30 years until his wife's passing in 2022. He and his late wife are both Cal grads, as are both of their daughters. Mr. McDeavitt is an avid hiker and long-suffering football fan of the Cal Bears (Go Bears!).

Qualifications

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist

Other Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Family Law Section (Member)
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section & Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (Member)
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) (Member)
  • Alameda County Family Law Association (ACFLA) (Member)

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
  • UC Berkeley

Fees

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Office Information

Address

5776 Stoneridge Mall RoadSuite 345 Pleasanton, CA 94588 - 4514

Fax

  • (925) 227-1493

Achievements

Honors

  • Recipient, CALI Award for Family Law Negotiation & Settlement
  • Recipient, CALI Award for Community Law
  • Recipient, Chancellor's Perpetual Trophy Award
  • Recipient, Army Commendation Medal
  • Recipient, Army Achievement Medal
  • Recipient, National Defense Service Medal
  • Recipient, Army Service Ribbon
  • Recipient, Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Recipient, Parachutist Badge

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