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Member Profile: Walter K. McDonough

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ELK Consulting Services, LLC
990 Washington Street, Ste. 208
Dedham, MA 02026
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Tel: (617) 719-7240

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


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Walter K. McDonough has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Wally McDonough has been the President and Manager of ELK Consulting Services, LLC in Boston, MA since 2006. Before starting ELK, he held the following positions: Executive Vice President and General Counsel 1996-2007 at Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. in Boston, MA; Assistant General Counsel 1993-1996 at Perini Corporation in Framingham, MA; Associate from 1990-1993 at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder in Boston MA; Litigation Department Trial Attorney 1987-1990 at Fine & Ambrogne in Boston, MA. Mr. McDonough's in-house positions combined substantial legal experience with the benefit of acting as a senior executive in two large corporations. 

Wally McDonough has successfully mediated over 450 cases in the following areas:

Construction contracts; Construction defects; Surety matters; Insurance Subrogation; Personal injury; Closely held corporation disputes; Real estate valuation disputes; Business to business disputes; Commercial landlord/tenant disputes; Professional malpractice claims; Employment and labor disputes (harassment, discrimination, wage/hour cases); Labor disputes over jurisdictional matters. 

Mr. McDonough uses more than ten years experience as a senior executive and general counsel to drill down into the details of disputes and provide realistic assessments of mediation parties' positions and potential options for settlement. 


  • Boston College Law School - Juris Doctor Cum Laude 1987
  • Princeton University - Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude 1984, Politics

American Arbitration Association:
Dealing with the Difficult Advocate (2016); Effective Award Writing in Arbitration (May, 2014); Managing the Arbitration Process (January, 2012); Chairing an Arbitration Panel (December, 2010) Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (March, 2010); Advanced Mediation Training (November, 2009); Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding and Writing the Award (October, 2009); AAA Arbitration Roadmap (June, 2008) Commercial Arbitrator I Certification (September, 2006).

Mediation Works, Inc.
Introductory Mediator Training (40 hour course) (October, 2006). 

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association – Member since 1987, Massachusetts Bar Association – Member since 1988, Boston Bar Association – Member since 2002 (Chair Construction Law section--2004), American Arbitration Association, Associated General Contractors of America/Mass. Chapter-Member (2003-Present), Princeton University Hockey Association, First Vice President – 1991 to Present. Back on My Feet/Boston (Volunteer since 2010 and board member 2014-16). 


$400 per hour plus expenses at cost, split equally among the parties.
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