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I believe that arbitrators and mediators like myself who been mutually selected by the parties to resovle a dispute must reflect integrity, fairness, courtesy, attentiveness, compassion and patience, while clearly and unequivocally disregarding arrogance, authoritativeness, officiousness and self-importance, and should ensure that all parties are treated fairly, respectfully and impartially, rendering a decision that is based upon the applicable law and moral courage, irrespective of how popular or unpopular the decision may be.


Practice areas


  1. Arbitration: 70%
    37 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    37 years
  3. Family: 5%
    37 years
  4. Banking: 1%
    37 years
  5. Other: 4%
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    I endorse this lawyer. He is a wonderful and effective arbitrator, mediator and does a great job. I highly recommend him. His many years of experience as a Judge and on the bench makes him a superb and extraordinary and effective mediator, arbitrator and attorney. 808 2555017


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Contact info

Po Box 2731
Honolulu, HI, 96803-2731


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honorary Dipoma from Saint Joseph's Indian SchoolSaint Joseph's Indian School2007
Honorary Citizen of Father Flannigan's Boys TownFather Flannigan's Boys Town2000
JCI SenatorUnited States Jaycees1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael A. Marr1980 - Present
Independent Grand Jury CounselState of Hawaii Judiciary1986 - 1987
Law InstructorUniversity of Hawaii1983 - 1984
Special CounselState of Hawaii Crime Commission1981 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii, Lawyer's Client Protection FundTrustee2012 - Present
Assocation of Conflict ResolutionProgram and Events Committee Member2007 - Present
Society of Federal Labor Relations ProfessionalsMember2005 - Present
Labor and Employment Relations AssociationMember2004 - Present
Mediation Center of the PacificVolunteer Mediator2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ArbitratorNumerous class and individual grievances.
Hawaii Government Employees AssociationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hawai Labor and Employment Law ReportHawaii Labor and Employment Law Alert2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Moot Court TournamentVolunteer Appeals Judge2013
State of Hawaii Mock Trails CompetitionVolunteer Trial Judge1998