JUDGE MICHAEL BRODERICK (RET.)
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Judge Broderick received his B.A. from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kapa) and his law degree from UCLA (Order of the Coif). He was admitted to practice in Hawaii, Washington D.C., and California.
After working as an attorney at a nationally prominent law firm in Los Angeles, and then for the Carlsmith firm in Honolulu, Judge Broderick served as the Director of the Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution. In that position, he successfully mediated numerous complex, multi-party litigation matters. Judge Broderick also successfully facilitated many protracted and controversial public policy disputes.
As a State Court Judge, Judge Broderick presided over more than 10,000 cases, including hundreds of trials. He also successfully conducted hundreds of settlement conferences.
Judge Broderick has completed numerous mediation trainings, including the Pepperdine Law School’s Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution 40 hour course entitled, Mediating the Litigated Case.
Judge Broderick has designed, and taught, numerous mediation trainings, including training all state court judges. He also has designed numerous ADR court programs, including programs for District Court, Family Court, Circuit Court and the Appellate Court, and drafted Court ADR rules.
Judge Broderick has published articles on mediation, and given speeches and sat on panels about alternative dispute resolution. He also has taught mediation and negotiation at the University level.
Judge Broderick is more than an experienced third party neutral. For sixteen years, he helped lead two large complex organizations. For six years, he was the Administrative Director of the State Court system, responsible for the day to day operations of the courts, state-wide. For ten years, Judge Broderick was the CEO of the YMCA of Honolulu, one of the largest
non-profits in Hawaii with 1,200 employees and a $31 million dollar budget. Serving as a high level executive gives Judge Broderick a unique insight into disputes, and the knowledge and experience to complement his significant experience as a third party neutral.
Finally, in his 34 years in Hawaii, Judge Broderick has served on numerous boards, commissions, and councils, many of which he held, or holds, leadership positions. He has received many awards for his service. His deep commitment to strengthening the foundation of community further enhances his third party neutral skills and experience.
Judge Broderick has been married to Maile Meyer for 39 years. They have three grown children, Drew, Emma and Hannah.