Before joining ADR Services, Inc., Michael P. Maguire, Esq. spent 44 years as a trial lawyer, initially as a Deputy District Attorney and then as a civil trial lawyer, handling a wide range of civil litigation matters, with particular emphasis in the fields of personal injury, property damage, intentional acts, insurance coverage and bad faith, landlord/tenant, products liability, homeowners’ association disputes, toxic mold, construction defect, and UM/UIM. He has personally tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and litigated hundreds more lawsuits.
As Managing Attorney for a major insurance carrier, Mr. Maguire was directly responsible for the high-quality legal representation, litigation, evaluation and results of more than 20,000 lawsuits and 1,000 civil jury trials. He has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury and property damage, including wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), MTBI, spinal column injuries, fractures, loss of hearing, tinnitus, sense of smell, thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, burns, electrocutions, burn and crush injuries, mold exposure, loss of consortium; fire losses, water losses, property damage, and remediations.
For 29 years, Mr. Maguire has also served as a settlement officer for the Orange County Superior Court, successfully settling a wide range of civil matters including innumerable business tort, breach of contract and fraud cases. His breadth of legal knowledge and extensive trial experience have enabled him to credibly impart a range of potential trial outcomes to the parties at mediation and assist them in reaching full resolution of their matters.
Mr. Maguire is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has served in various leadership capacities for the Orange County Chapter, Cal-ABOTA, and National ABOTA. He was ABOTA National President in 2019 and the ABOTA Foundation President in 2014.
Mr. Maguire has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 46 years. They live in south Orange County and have three adult children – Erin, Michael, and Kelly, and new grandson Cedar.
Managing Attorney, Michael Maguire & Associates (State Farm), 1994-2021
In 1994, Mr. Maguire began his tenure as Managing Attorney of State Farm’s staff counsel trial office, known as Michael Maguire & Associates. At various times over the years, he has also managed the State Farm staff counsel offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He was directly responsible for the high-quality legal representation, litigation, evaluation and results of more than 20,000 lawsuits and 1,000 civil jury trials.
Founding Partner, Nyman, Johnson & Maguire, 1989-1994
Mr. Maguire was a founding partner and trial attorney of Nyman, Johnson & Maguire, an insurance defense law firm practicing throughout Southern California.
Associate, Tuverson & Hillyard, 1986-1989
After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Maguire began a civil trial practice as a trial lawyer with Tuverson & Hillyard, with an emphasis on insurance defense.
Deputy District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, 1978-1986
Mr. Maguire began his legal career in the Office of the District Attorney, Orange County, prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies. He helped create the first specialized prosecution team handling solely sexual assault and child molestation crimes. He was later elevated to the homicide panel and was responsible for prosecuting all gang-related murders and homicides committed by juveniles in Orange County, California.