Academy Member Inducted 2014Map & Directions
- Practice Commenced: 2007
- Total Mediations (as of May 2022): 1000
- Total Arbitrations (as of May 2022): 100
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.
- Business Dissolution
- Contract Disputes
- Legal Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Real Estate
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholder Disputes
- Wage & Hour/FMLA
- 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).
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).
$470 per hour plus expenses at cost, split equally among the parties.