Faculty & Staff

The Honorable Michael



Lecturer in Law



Trial Judge (retired), State of Hawai`i 1979-2010.

Member, Hawai`i Paroling Authority , State of Hawai`i , 2011-present.

Mediator/arbitrator for Dispute Prevention Resolution Hawaii (2011-present) mediating complex family, probate, business, environmental and human relations cases.

Immediate past Chair of the Board for Boys and Girls Club of Hawai`I (2012-2014): serving 15,000 youth on 2 islands in 14 clubhouses.  Board member since 1985.

Instructor/trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance Hawai`i (since 2002), Nakamakai Ocean Awareness Clinics and Outrigger Canoe Club monthly steering clinics.

Speaker/published author on restorative justice issues to justice professionals nationally and internationally.

Mentor for selected team leaders and children of incarcerated parents, Camp Agape/Camp Erdman YMCA (2006-present), Agape Prison Fellowship

Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia South America, 1962-64, University Education.  College athletic director and basketball coach.  Fluent in Spanish.

Law professor (adjunct), William S. Richardson School of law (1985-2011): Criminal law, juvenile and family law, environmental law, and legal methods.

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2350