LANCE INOUYE, ESQ.
AREA OF EXPERTISEConstruction/Design
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Lance Inouye did his undergraduate and graduate engineering studies at Stanford University receiving an M.S. in Aero. Engineering. He later received a J.D. (law) and an Executive MBA (business) degree from the University of Hawaii.
Mr. Inouye served in the U.S. Navy as a Lt. and Nuclear Engineer in the Nuclear Submarine program in Washington, D.C. After completing law school, he served as a deputy attorney general for the State of Hawaii and then for Tamotsu Tanaka, Attorney at Law, primarily in the area of construction, real property, bankruptcy, collections, public utility and general business law.
Mr. Inouye is currently President, CEO, and an RME of Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd., General Contractor. Company projects consist of non-residential building and site engineering work including new and renovated buildings, reservoirs and pumping/booster stations, telecommunications facilities, airport and prison facilities, shopping and warehouse complexes, hospital/medical facilities and other commercial industrial and educational complexes. Construction delivery methods used include negotiated, best-value, design-build, design-assist, construction management at risk (aka, CMGC) and the traditional design-bid-build methods.
Mr. Inouye has been serving as an Arbitrator in single and multiple arbitrator cases since 1982 and has received training as a Mediator, primarily in construction related cases. He also served on the Dispute Review Board of the State of Hawaii Convention Center. He is a volunteer arbitrator in the State of Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program (CAAP) and has served as the chairperson on a Design Professional Conciliation Panel.
Mr. Inouye is licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii and the U.S. 9thCircuit. He is a member of the Hawaii Bar, the American Bar, Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Beta Gamma Sigma (business), and has served as President and Director of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii. He has written and published an article entitled “The Okada Trucking Bombshell” in the ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, July 2003.