Michael F. Nauyokas has successfully mediated over 1100 compensated employment, labor, personal injury, insurance, bad faith, Jones Act, longshore, maritime, commercial, products liability, construction, professional malpractice, bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, securities, condominium, community association, qui tam and other disputes in Hawaii and has been selected as an arbitrator in over 400 more. Over 99% of the cases he mediated were settled in one day or less. All but three subsequently were completely resolved. He has a boutique law practice specializing in mediation, arbitration and employment and labor law. Mr. Nauyokas holds an “AV” rating (the highest possible) under the Martindale-Hubbell Rating System, is named in several volumes of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (1994-2005), The Best Lawyers Guide and The Best Lawyers in America (Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and Labor & Employment Law) (2002-06), and has been featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Hawaii,” (2003 & 2005), The Honolulu Advertiser’s “Leadership Corner” and Midweek’s “Newsmakers.” He is a Director and Fellow of The American College of Civil Trial Mediators and is the first and only individual in Hawaii certified by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Mr. Nauyokas has also been appointed a member of the United States District Court Mediation Committee for the District of Hawaii, a member of the Bar’s Committee on Profesionalism, a former member of the U.S. Merit Selection Panel and serves on the Executive Board of the Industrial Relations Research Association and the Bar’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Nauyokas is an Adjunct Professor and frequent teacher and lecturer on numerous topics in the mediation, arbitration, employment and labor law areas. Mr. Nauyokas has taught numerous courses in Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration and Employment & Labor Law at the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University over the last sixteen years. He has appeared as an expert on ADR and Employment Law on numerous television and radio shows. Among the numerous organizations he has served as a lecturer are: the U.S. Department of Labor, the EEOC, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (now ACR), National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the American Arbitration Association, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Hawaii Employers Council.
Mr. Nauyokas’ experience covers private and public sector disputes in many fields. He has authored numerous nationally published arbitration decisions and is listed as a panelist by nearly every provider of these services in the State of Hawaii. Some examples of the over 275 permanent ADR panels he is listed on include: American Airlines (pending), U.S.D.C. for the District of Hawaii Mediation Panel, CAAP of the Judicial Circuit Pilot Program, Access Lifts of Hawaii, Inc./Elevator Constructors, Local 126, Hilton Hawaiian Village/UNITE HERE, Hotel Hana Maui/UNITE HERE, Sheraton Hotels/UNITE HERE, Hyatt Regency Waikiki/UNITE HERE, Sheraton Maui/UNITE HERE, The Kahala /UNITE HERE (pending), Hilton/UNITE HERE, Hyatt/UNITE HERE, Ilikai/UNITE HERE, Council of Hawaii Hotels/UNITE HERE, Hilton Hotels/UNITE HERE, Ala Moana Hotel/UNITE HERE, Royal Kona Resort/UNITE HERE, Kahala Mandarin/UNITE HERE, Turtle Bay/UNITE HERE, Holiday Inn Waikiki/UNITE HERE, Holiday Inn Airport/UNITE HERE, Honolulu Country Club/UNITE HERE, EEOC, AAA (mediation, labor, employment, commercial, large complex commercial disputes, expedited, international & GSA/EEO panels), Hawaii Labor Relations Board (mediation, arbitration & fact-finding), Aloha Airlines/AFA, United Airlines/AFA, DPR (mediation & arbitration), Honolulu Advertiser/Hawaii Newspaper Guild 39117, Honolulu Advertiser/Hawaii Newspaper Guild 39117 (Editorial), Honolulu Star-Bulletin/Hawaii Newspaper Guild 39117, Hawaii Publications, Inc./Hawaii Newspaper Guild 39117 (Editorial), Aloha Airlines/IAM, Honolulu Advertiser/IAM, Honolulu Shipyard, Inc./IAM, Honolulu Advertiser/Honolulu Typographical Union 501-M, Honolulu Advertiser/Graphic Communications 501-M, Honolulu Advertiser/Hawaii Printing and Graphic Communications 413-N, Master Agreement Covering Carpenters in the State of Hawaii, Masons Contractors Association, Tile Contractors Association, Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association, Tileworkers, Master Agreement Covering the Cement Finishing and Masonry Trades, ADR Hawaii (mediation & arbitration), Aloha Airlines/ALPA, NASD (mediation & arbitration), USPS/APWU (Regular & Expedited Arbitration Panels), USPS/National Postal Mail Handlers Union (Regular Contract & Discipline & Expedited Arbitration), USPS/NALC, USPS/NRLCA, and Asbestos Workers, Local 132.
Aloha Petroleum/Hawaii Teamsters, Ameron Hawaii/Hawaii Teamsters, Better Brands/Hawaii Teamsters, City Mill/Hawaii Teamsters, Concrete Pipe/Hawaii Teamsters, GMOB Group/Hawaii Teamsters, Hawaii Pipe/Hawaii Teamsters, Hawaiian Cement/Hawaii Teamsters, HC & D, Ltd./Hawaii Teamsters, Honsador-Oahu/Hawaii Teamsters, Honsador-Kona/Hawaii Teamsters, Island Air/Hawaii Teamsters, Island Courier/Hawaii Teamsters, Kapiolani Medical Center/Hawaii Teamsters, Meadow Gold Dairies-Hawaii Honolulu/Hawaii Teamsters, Meadow Gold Dairies Maui/Hawaii Teamsters, McKesson/Hawaii Teamsters, Oahu Transit Services/Hawaii Teamsters (Drivers & Maintenance, Office & Clerical & Para-transit), Queen’s Hospital/Hawaii Teamsters, Saint Francis/Hawaii Teamsters, Saint Francis Maui/Hawaii Teamsters, Saint Francis West/Hawaii Teamsters, KCAA/Hawaii Teamsters (Primary Arbitrator), Charles W. Carter Co./Hawaii Teamsters, Yellowfreight/Hawaii Teamsters, Young’s Market/Hawaii Teamsters, Meadow Gold/Hawaii Teamsters, Meadow Gold-Maui/Hawaii Teamsters, USDA, NYSE (arbitration & mediation), Hamakua Health Center/Hawaii Nurses Association (“HNA”), Queen’s Medical Center/HNA, Kaiser Foundation Hospital/HNA, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc./HNA, Kapiolani Medical Center/HNA, Kuakini Medical Center/HNA (Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses), St. Francis Medical Center/HNA, Saint Francis West/HNA, Kahi Mohala/HNA, Molokai Hospital/HNA, Hospice Hawaii/HNA, Pohai Nani/HNA, Kahuku Hospital/HNA, Wilcox Memorial Hospital/HNA, Maui Medical Group/HNA, HNA, Collective Bargaining Organization of the Hawaii Nurses Association, and KD Construction/IBEW.
AOAO Queen Emma Gardens/ILWU, AOAO The Whaler/ILWU, Aston Whaler/ILWU, Big Island Toyota/ILWU, Castle & Cooke Resorts/ILWU, Diamond Head Memorial/ILWU, Diamond Royal Resort/ILWU, Fairmont Orchid/ILWU (pending), Ferro Union Hawaii/ILWU, Floral Resources HI/ILWU, Four Seasons Manele Bay/ILWU, Four Seasons Lodge at Koele/ILWU, Frito Lay/ILWU, Grand Wailea/ILWU, Hamakua Health/ILWU, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel/ILWU, Hawaii Baking Company/ILWU, Hawaii Job Corps/ILWU (Both Advisors & Counselors CBAs), Hawaii Naniloa Hotel/ILWU, Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (Clerks & Technical employees)/ILWU, Hawaiian Commerical and Sugar Company (Production Unit)/ILWU, Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Brothers/ILWU (pending), Hilton Waikoloa Village/ILWU, Honolulu Advertiser/ILWU, Holiday Inn Airport/ILWU, Kapalua Bay Hotel/ILWU, Kauai Commerical Company, Ltd./ILWU, Kilauea Agronomics, Inc./ILWU, Kona by the Sea Resort/ILWU, Kuwaye Trucking/ILWU, Maui Eldorado Resort/ILWU (pending), Maui Beach Hotel/ILWU, Maui Lu Resort/ILWU, Maui Palms Hotel/ILWU, Maui Prince Hotel/ILWU, Maui Seaside/ILWU, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel/ILWU, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows/ILWU (Hotel), Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows/ILWU (Gallery, Food & Beverage), Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary/ILWU, Mililani Town Assoc./ILWU, Nakano Co., Ltd./ILWU, Napili Shores Resort/ILWU, National Car Rental/ILWU, New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel/ILWU (pending), Nuuanu Memorial/ILWU, Oahu Cemetery Association/ILWU, Ohana Keauhou/ILWU, Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort/ILWU, Outrigger Maui Eldorado/ILWU, Outrigger Napili Shores/ILWU, Punaluu Bake Shop/ILWU, ResortQuest/ILWU, Royal Lahaina Resort/ILWU, Schuman Carriage/ILWU, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa/ILWU (pending), St. Francis Medical Center/ILWU, Straub/ILWU, The Fairmont/ILWU (pending), The Prince Hotels, Inc./ILWU, Transcontinental/ILWU, Turtle Bay Hilton/ILWU, Valley of the Temples/ILWU, Waikoloa Village Association/ILWU, Wailea Ekahi/ILWU, Wilcox Hospital/ILWU, Worldmark Resort/ILWU, and YCP Kapalua Operator, Inc./ILWU.
Kamehameha Schools/Kamehameha Schools Faculty Union (pending), Laborers’ Local 368, Seafarers’ International Union of North America, Lunalilo Home/UPW, Child & Family Service/UPW, Hamakua Health Center/UPW, Kahuku Hospital/UPW, Kapiolani Medical Center/UPW, Nuuanu Hale/UPW, Pohai Nani/UPW, Molokai General Hospital/UPW, Lunalilo Home/UPW, City & County/UPW Expedited Arbitration, Kahuku Hospital/UPW, all SEIU Local 556 panels, NELA (mediation & arbitration), MREP, ACCTM, National Employment Mediation Services, Star Markets/UFCW, Star Markets/UFCW (Meatcutters), Star Markets Kahala/UFCW (Clerks), Aloha Nursing/UFCW, National Arbitration Forum (Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators), Hawthorne
Pacific/Operating Engineers, Operating Engineers Local 3, Hawaii International Dispute Resolution Group LLC, Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Brothers/IBU (pending), GCLA/Laborers Union Industry agreement, BILA/Laborers Union Industry Agreement, Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Company/Laborers Union and U.S. Bankruptcy Court Mediator panels.
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