Gavin J. Milczarek-Desai, Partner / Tucson Office Managing Partner, Ph. D

Community Service

Gavin’s volunteer work is focused on giving back to the science, engineering, and entrepreneur communities. He currently teaches, as he has for the past decade, “Law for Scientists and Engineers” to undergraduates at University of Arizona. He also is a founder and current volunteer attorney for the Quarles & Brady IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the James E. Rogers School of Law at the University of Arizona. In terms of civic involvement, Gavin has represented Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. in numerous trademark matters over the years and has devoted significant time to pro bono representation in voting rights matters and Volunteer Lawyers Program cases, culminating in recognition as one of 12 outstanding pro bono attorneys among almost 1,300 attorney volunteers in 2011.

Founded in 1915, the  University of Arizona James E. Rodgers School of Law is the oldest law school in the state of Arizona and one of the premier public law schools in the United States. Arizona Law is known for its academic rigor, small class sizes, collegiality, and sense of community. The school puts students at the center by providing an intensive, individualized learning experience that trains ethical and effective lawyers and leaders. Gavin is a past adjunct professor and current founding volunteer attorney for the Quarles & Brady IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the School of Law.

The mission of the  University of Arizona College of Mining and Engineering is to provide lifelong learning, service, leadership, and new knowledge of engineering and scientific principles applied to earth systems for the purpose of discovery and sustainable development of nonrenewable resources. Gavin has been an adjunct lecturer since 2007, teaching “Law for Science and Engineers.”

The mission of the Pima County Bar Association and Southern Arizona Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) is to foster hope, self-sufficiency, and equal justice to the justice system by matching volunteer lawyers with low-income Arizonans and nonprofits who have nowhere else to turn. Gavin has provided pro bono services through VLP for over 10 years.