Biography

Gavin is an experienced commercial litigator who represents regional and national companies as plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in the Northwest and across the country. His practice emphasizes class action defense, privacy litigation and complex commercial disputes.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Gavin was a principal and chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Riddell Williams P.S. Gavin was also previously a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert H. Whaley in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Gavin is a regular presenter on data security and privacy issues, class actions and attorney-client privilege matters, and contributes regularly to legal industry publications, including Law360, Today’s General Counsel and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s newsletters.  He is also on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has taught at its deposition and trial skills workshops.

Gavin also volunteers pro bono time to the ACLU, and has provided pro bono public service to a local public defender agency (for which he took several cases to jury trial), Oxford House, a local winner of a major network home remodeling show and other local organizations and individuals. Gavin also conducts in-house trainings on privacy and data security for clients.

When he’s not practicing law, Gavin enjoys spending time with his daughter, wakeboarding and wakesurfing and looking for those rare sunny days in Seattle.

Honors & Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rated 10.0 by Avvo
  • Included in a list of Washington “Super Lawyers” (2015-2017)
  • Included in a list of Washington “Top 100 Super Lawyers” (2016)
  • Included in a list of Washington “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2004-2009, 2011-2014)