Mike Town

State Trial Judge, Honolulu

Trainers - Hawaii

Sports: Basketball, Aquatic Sports, Boxing, Volleyball, Swimming, Water Sports

Mike Town is a mediator for Dispute Prevention Resolution Hawaii (DPR) who retired as a state trial judge hearing a wide variety of cases in Honolulu from 1979 to 2010. He attended Stanford University, where he participated in intercollegiate crew and boxing. He then joined the United States Peace Corps and served as athletic director and basketball coach for the University of Cauca in Colombia South America. Mike has coached basketball, volleyball, swimming and outrigger canoe paddling including crossing the Moloka`i channel 6 times. He served as the Chair for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai`i. He is an advocate for the Hawaii youth waterman-waterwoman initiative and Nakamakai Ocean Awareness Clinic. He speaks locally and nationally to judges and other justice professionals on courts, communities and key values for our nation's youth including preventive, therapeutic and restorative justice including publishing an article judge as coach. He is a father of four and a grandfather of seven. He is fluent in Spanish. He is active in the decarceration movement.

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