All neutrals on the DPR Panel are willing to travel to the neighbor islands and the mainland. If you have any questions, please contact DPR at (808) 523-1234

    Sid Kanazawa is a full-time mediator based in Los Angeles and Honolulu.  He mediates business controversies and breakups, product liability and personal injury conflicts, construction and real estate disagreements, maritime claims, government and law enforcement clashes, class actions, IP standoffs, and employment disputes.  He graduated from University Laboratory School and University of Hawaii, Manoa, taught in Waianae and Molokai, and graduated from USC Gould School of Law.

    In his first year of law practice, Sid was the third chair in a national product liability trial that propelled him to be lead or co-lead trial lawyer in every subsequent trial at four regional and international law firms for the next 40 years.  For more than 30 years, Sid has been an instructor and program director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).  Sid is known for creative, quick, and satisfying conflict resolutions.  In the largest oil spill in the Port of Los Angeles, Sid turned an angry mob into collaborators and settled 600 claims in two weeks (all 2,000+ in 3 months).

    His mediation training includes: Harvard, Pepperdine, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Superior Court, and Edelman Children’s Court.  Sid is admitted to practice in Hawaii and California.  During the pandemic, Sid has been conducting confidential online mediations, with participants from all over the world, almost every week, usually several times a week.

    Sid is available for domestic and international mediations.