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    PHILIP NERNEY is an attorney who has represented condominium and community associations since 1990. Phil served as Chair of the Community Associations Institute’s (“CAI”) Legislative Action Committee (“LAC”) from 2009 to 2013 and remains involved in association-related public policy development as a LAC member.

    Phil has received a variety of awards, including CAI’s President’s Award (2009 and 2010), Volunteer of the Year (2010) and Public Advocate of the Year (2013). The Mediation Center of the Pacific (“MCP”), where he first began mediating, named him Mediator of the Year (2004) and gave him its Conch Shell Award for promoting mediation in 2005. He received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2008 in relation to his mediation of child abuse and neglect cases for family court (2004 to 2012).

    Other community service includes serving on the Nuuanu Neighborhood Board since 2003 (Vice-Chair 2009/11 & Chair 2011-). Phil was a trainer at MCP, primarily from 2003 to 2008, and he has been a regular seminar speaker on association-related topics since 2004. He has testified as an expert on association-related matters in the first and second circuits.

    Without limitation, then, Phil has a perspective on association-related disputes that is informed by decades of experience, as well as by a master’s degree in counseling psychology plus prior work in the insurance defense field. The depth and breadth of that background, coupled with significant formal mediation and arbitration training and experience, qualify him to address essentially any association-related matter that is submitted to mediation or to arbitration.