JUDGE DOUGLAS H. IGE (RET.)
AREA OF EXPERTISECommercial/Business , Condo/AOAO , Construction/Design , Employment/Labor , Estates/Probate/Trusts , General Civil , Intellectual Property , Partnership/Corporate Law , Real Property
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Judge Douglas H. Ige retired as a District Court Judge in 2008 after 12 years as a full time judge and 12 years as a per diem district and family court judge. During his term, he was the lead civil judge, presiding over countless number of disputes involving commercial leases, construction, businesses, personal and property damages, and real estate. He also sat occasionally in the circuit court on the civil motions calendar and in family court. He presently teaches Business Law and Conflict Management and Resolution at the Maui Community College. Judge Ige obtained a Professional Certificate in Judicial Development in Dispute Resolution Skills from the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, in 2008.
Judge Ige has been an active advocate for dispute resolution for years. He was trained as a facilitator of workshops for married couples and parents in 1985, and conducted several marriage and parenting workshops, teaching spouses and parents communication and problem solving skills to resolve family differences. Believing that individuals can resolve their differences on their own, Judge Ige established a mediation program in the District Court of the Second Circuit shortly after his judicial appointment in 1996. With the help of Mediation Services of Maui, the program successfully resolved countless number of cases without litigation. For those cases that were not resolved in mediation, he was able to resolved approximately 95% of the cases in settlement conferences. Judge Ige now sits on the Board of Mediation Services of Maui.
Judge Ige graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and Hastings College of the Law with a J.D. degree. Prior to his judicial appointment, he had a general practice, concentrating in general civil litigation involving construction, real estate, condominium and homeowners’ associations, commercial, divorces, guardianships, and probate. His practice also included establishing and advising businesses, real estate conveyances, estate planning, commercial transactions, and probate and guardianship.