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Adam McGough has served as El Centro College’s Conflict Management program coordinator since 2007. Since 2005, he has also served as an assistant city attorney for the city of Dallas and is currently the deputy chief of community prosecution. Before coming to the city, he managed a general law practice with his own firm, McGough Law Firm, PLLC, and served as president and CEO of Equitable Resolutions, a conflict resolution firm providing an array of services including mediation, arbitration, negotiation and ADR training.
He earned a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) with a specialization in mediation from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law and a law degree from SMU’s Dedman School of Law; attended Oxford University for comparative law coursework in the summer of 2001; and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas. He has completed extensive postgraduate studies in dispute resolution at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the University of Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and SMU’s Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.
He is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas. He maintains more than 30 hours of pro bono legal service per year and is a trained chaplain volunteer for Lifeline Chaplaincy, providing compassionate support to the seriously ill, their family and caregivers; and is founding director and community activities director and trainer for Imagine Dallas, a local nonprofit organization.
He is a member of the ADR section of the Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association; a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; credentialed advanced mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association; a member of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable; and a member of the Association of Conflict Resolution and Texas Association of Mediators.