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.