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Gerald Clay, Mediator & Arbitrator, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Gerald Clay

Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell
700 Bishop Street, Suite 2100
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 535-8400
Fax: (808) 535-8444
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Recognized for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb


Gerald S. (Jerry) Clay is a 30-year construction industry legal veteran who has done ground breaking work in Hawaii in dispute prevention and non-litigious conflict resolution. A founding partner of the law firm, his professional focus is on the continuing needs of developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, material suppliers and sureties - both large and small.

Mr. Clay also assists investors who have lost money as a result of fraud, negligence or other wrongful acts committed by stockbrokers and financial planners. He is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, a national bar association whose member attorneys are dedicated to the representation of investors in disputes with the securities industry. He has assisted his clients in recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in these matters.

Mr. Clay is a past national director of the American Arbitration Association, currently chairing the AAA's Large Complex Case program in Hawaii, where he also presides over its Advisory Counsel. Co-author of the popular "Before You Sue" introduction to mediation, he has also published many learned articles and books on construction law and alternative dispute resolution. Today, he is a recognized pioneer in ADR application to construction and business, and more recently has helped introduce and expand the pro-active concept of "partnering" (dispute prevention) in pacific area construction and public policy circles.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Family Businesses
  • International
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Policy
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor, 1967)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1963)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Hawaii Bar Association
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Association for Conflict Resolution

Rates Information

$375.00 per hour, plus expenses. Hearing room available without additional cost.

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