Lou Chang has been a mediator since 1984 and an arbitrator since 1978. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and is recognized by peers as one of the “best lawyers” in the fields of mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators and has served as neutral and independent mediator and arbitrator in a broad range of business, banking, construction, contract, condominium, insurance, probate, labor, employment, property, franchise, leasing, personal injury, property damage, professional malpractice and civil matters.
Mr. Chang is an attorney having over 30 years of experience as a civil and commercial trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator concentrating in construction, commercial, corporate, condominium, community association, real property, financial services, arbitration and litigation. Majority of practice in construction law dealing with a broad range of design and construction deficiencies, changed conditions, change orders, bond claims, insurance defense and coverage, product defects, petroleum and mold contamination and other issues.
Educational Background: University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, Juris Doctor 1973. University of Hawaii, Bachelors of Art, 1969
Professional Associations: National Academy of Arbitrators. Advocacy Continuing Education Sub-Committee Chair 2015-17; Hawaii Bar Association and its Sections on Labor & Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Co-Chair 2011-15. American Arbitration Association, Board of Directors 1997-2005. Labor Education and Research Association 2015-2016. Industrial Relations Research Assoc. Hawaii Ch. IRRA, Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Ch. ACR-Hawaii Board Director 2011-14. Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution SPIDR, Director 1993-99, Qualification Commission, Co-chair, Commercial Sector, Past President - Hawaii Chapter.