Following 31 years of service as a trial judge in Honolulu’s family and criminal courts, Judge Mike Town retired at the age of 70 and embarked upon furthering therapeutic, preventive and restorative practices as a distinguished neutral with Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc. (, Hawaii’s leading alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration group.  Along with a distinguished panel of neutrals comprised of leading and highly-skilled dispute resolution experts and professional administrative staff, DPR provides cost effective dispute prevention and resolution through mediation, arbitration, construction and employment partnering, neutral evaluation, strategic facilitation and special master services.

Judge Town brings unique insight and experience to DPR.  He has developed a specialized understanding of peacemaking, preventive and restorative practices during his many years as a jurist, and now utilizes these skills to guide people to lasting outcomes through collaborative resolutions. While he specializes in complex family matters, Judge Town offers his services as a distinguished neutral in the following areas:

  • Family Law/Matrimonial cases (custody and property division)
  • Commercial/Business
  • Professional licensing/ethics disputes
  • Bioethics issues in health care
  • Employment/Labor
  • Energy/Environment
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • General Civil
  • Insurance/Personal Injury/Torts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership/Corporate Law
  • Real Property
  • Securities
To schedule mediation, alternative dispute resolution or prevention intervention with Judge Town, contact him through DPR Hawaii.

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