Lou Chang Mediation.Arbitration.Neutral Services
Lou ChangMediation.Arbitration.Neutral Services



Lou Chang

Mediator, Arbitrator, Attorney






Member, National Academy of Arbitrators

P.O. Box 61188, Honolulu, Hawaii 96839

Phone: (808) 384-2468; Email: louchang@hula.net





Mediator, Arbitrator and/or Facilitator: Mediator since 1984. Arbitrator since 1978. Member, National Academy of Arbitrators. Recognized by peers as one of the “best lawyers” in the fields of mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. “Lawyer of the Year: 2013, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2016 Arbitration, and 2018 Mediation”. Serves by direct appointment of parties as neutral and independent mediator and arbitrator of a broad range of business, banking, construction, contract, condominium, insurance, probate, labor, employment, property, franchise, leasing, personal injury, property damage, professional malpractice and civil matters.

 Panel Arbitrator, Mediator and/or Facilitator: On the panels of the Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc., American Arbitration Association (Labor, Mediation, Construction, Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels), Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service arbitrator panel, Hawaii Labor Relations Board, State and Federal Court Mediation Panels (Hawaii).

 Labor & Employment Arbitration, Mediation, Med-Arb and Fact Finder: Panel arbitrator under various federal, state and private sector collective bargaining agreements. Arbitrations of labor and employment matters have included interest, discipline and termination grievance arbitrations concerning wages, benefits, attendance, theft, workplace violence, dishonesty, insubordination, job performance, conduct, violations of work rules, drugs, discrimination, harassment and contract interpretation issues. Mediation matters have involved interest, impact bargaining, discipline and contract interpretation matters and at will wrongful termination, EEO, Worker Compensation, whistle-blower, sexual discrimination, age and ethnicity discrimination and sexual harassment.

 Attorney at Law: Over 30 years of experience as a civil and commercial trial lawyer (licensed in the federal and state courts of Hawaii), arbitrator and mediator concentrating in construction, commercial, corporate, condominium, community association, real property, financial services, arbitration and litigation. Majority of practice in construction law dealing with a broad range of design and construction deficiencies, changed conditions, change orders, bond claims, insurance defense and coverage, product defects, petroleum and mold contamination and other issues. Remainder of practice includes labor and employment matters, property, corporate, professional liability, franchise, banking and financial services.

 Educational Background: University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, Juris Doctor 1973. University of Hawaii, Bachelors of Art, 1969 (Phi Beta Kappa)

 Professional Associations: National Academy of Arbitrators. Advocacy Continuing Education Sub-Committee Chair (2015-17); Hawaii Bar Association and its Sections on Labor & Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Co-Chair 2011-15). American Arbitration Association, Board of Directors (1997-2005). Labor Education and Research Association (2015-2016). Industrial Relations Research Assoc. (Hawaii Ch.) (IRRA), Association for Conflict Resolution (Hawaii Ch.) (ACR-Hawaii Board Director (2011-14). Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR), Director [1993 - 99], Qualification Commission, Co-chair, Commercial Sector, Past President - Hawaii Chapter.

Teaching:  Adjunct Professor/Lecturer: Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, Manoa. Mediation and Advocacy 2005.

                     School of Architecture. Conflict Management for Managers, Architects & Engineers. 2007-2008.

                    Department of Urban Planning, Negotiation and Mediation in Planning 2011.  Peace and Conflict Education Program. Advanced Facilitation and Mediation, 2003/2005/2006. Mediation Skills, 2009-14. Mediation Theory & Practice 2010. Negotiation, 2013-2016.

                    Chaminade University, Executive MBA program, Negotiation 2015-2016.

 Trainer:      Trainer of Arbitrators and/or Mediators for the National Academy of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Accord Group, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Federal Court-Hawaii. Mediation Center of the Pacific, ADR Institute of Ontario, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Subordinate Court-Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau and others.

Office Hours

Lou Chang can be reached during the following hours:

Mon-Fri 8 AM to 6 PM

Sat 9 AM to 3 PM


Lou Chang

A Law Corporation

(Licensed in Hawaii)

PO Box 61188

Honolulu, HI 96839


Phone: 808 384-2468

Email: louchang@hula.net


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Note: Lou Chang is licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii and in no other jurisdiction. The information provided in this website is not intended to be the provision of legal advice. Contacting the firm, Lou Chang, ALC does not create an attorney-client relationship and confidential information should not be sent until such relationship is established and confirmed in writing.

Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial

Real Estate & Property

Construction & Design

Labor & Employment

Injury, Liability & Insurance

Professional Liability


Franchise & Licensing

Banking & Financial

Hotel & Hospitality



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