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    Andy Wilson was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, California, in 1969, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1972.  Mr. Wilson then returned to Hilo, where he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Hawaii from January 1973 to December 1977.  Mr. Wilson went into private practice in January 1978, and was one of the founding partners of the firm Roehrig, Roehrig & Wilson in 1984, which firm is still thriving today.  Mr. Wilson’s private practice has included criminal law, family law, personal injury (mostly from the Plaintiff perspective, but occasionally doing defense work), and recently, land quiet title work. More recently, Mr. Wilson has completed three years of Hawaiian language classes with the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  Some of Mr. Wilson’s work includes what is believed to be the largest product liability jury award judgment returned in the State of Hawaii, upheld on appeal, and one of the largest verdicts ever entered against the State of Hawaii for negligent highway design.

    Andy Wilson obtained his initial mediation training at the Mediation Center of the Pacific in 2002, and completed the Advanced Mediation course at the Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in May 2004.  He is a volunteer mediator and instructor at the Ku`ikahi Mediation Center/Island of Hawaii YMCA.  He has been a CAAP Arbitrator since 1987, and has served on the mentoring project for that program.  Mr. Wilson has been a selected neutral arbitrator and has engaged in numerous private mediations including non-disclosure in real estate matters and corporate stockholder disputes.  Mr. Wilson has served on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii State Bar Association as the East Hawaii representative, and has held numerous offices for the Hawaii County Bar Association, including President.  He is actively involved in community organizations, which presently include Hawaii Island Adult Care, Hilo Lagoon Centre Association of Apartment Owners, and Hospice of Hilo, and for over ten years was a volunteer judge with the Hawaii Island Teen Court (YWCA).

    Mr. Wilson is married, with four children and five grandchildren, although one would never guess by how he acts and looks that he is old enough to have grandchildren.