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    George Apter brings a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution based on his varied experiences and over 30 years of law practice in Hawaii.  He has 10 years litigation experience, primarily in tort defense – including jury trials to verdict and numerous arbitrations – and 20 years as in-house counsel in health care, including at The Queen’s Medical Center (Chief Counsel), at Kaiser Permanente (VP & General Counsel of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group) and in solo practice with clients that included the State of Hawaii (Hawaii Health Systems Corporation), Hawaii Pacific Health and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.  George has developed practical problem-solving skills.  His in-house experience includes involvement in addressing medical negligence claims, review and negotiation of many contracts, including complex business transactions and acquisitions, and significant involvement in a wide variety of employment related matters and professional licensing and medical staff issues.


    Utilizing a process that is a hybrid of both facilitative and evaluative mediation styles has proven successful.  George has completed basic and advanced training at the Medication Center of Pacific, where he is serves as a volunteer mediator, as well as the Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution program in Mediating the Litigated Case.  Below you will find some comments regarding George’s mediation skills.  He has also represented parties in arbitrations and served many times as an arbitrator in the court-annexed arbitration program (CAAP) in the First Circuit Court.


    J.D. William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1989
    Harvard Business School, Certificate in Executive Education Program 2012