Judge Victoria S. Marks (Ret.)
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P.O. Box 3736
Honolulu, HI 96812
Description of Practice
Judge Marks retired from the bench in 2009 after 21 years of service - 15 years as a Circuit Judge and 6 years as a Family Judge. Judge Marks has mediated or arbitrated hundreds of cases, presided over hundreds of trials and conducted thousands of settlement conferences in diverse areas of law, including personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, real estate disputes, condominium disputes, commercial matters, construction defects, trust & estate disputes, elder issues and divorce.
In 2013 and 2012 Judge Marks was recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Arbitration & Mediation. She was also recognized by Super Lawyers. In 2006 Judge Marks was recognized as one of the top 500 judges in the United States by Law Dragon. In 2003 Judge Marks was named the first Jurist of the Year, an annual award given by the Hawaii Judiciary. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Marks was the Supervising Attorney for the Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Before her government work, Judge Marks was in private practice handling personal injury, antitrust, construction and commercial disputes.
Judge Marks has mediated or arbitrated hundreds of cases and conducted over a thousand settlement conferences.
Judge Marks received her JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She was a national finalist on the National Moot Court Team and received the Lewis F. Powell Medallion for Excellence in Advocacy. Judge Marks received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Miami University.
|May 2012||The Seminar Group||Eminent Domain & Land Use in Hawaii - 5.75 hrs.|
|April 2012||State of Hawaii Judiciary||Mediation in Foreclosure Cases - 4.0 hrs|
|Feb. 2012||Hawaii Employers Council||Workplace Violence 5.0 hrs.|
|Jan. 2012||Foxmoor Continuing Education||Hawaii Construction Law - 5.5 hrs.|
|Oct. 2009||Association for Conflict Resolution||Elder Mediation - 3 hrs|
|Sept 2009||Pepperdine School of Law||Advanced Mediation - 21 hrs|
|Aug. 2008||Mediation Center of the Pacific||Divorce Mediation - 15 hrs|
|March 2007||Pepperdine School of Law||Mediating the Litigated Case - 42 hrs|
|Oct. 2006||Pepperdine School of Law||Advanced Negotiation Skills for Mediators - 14 hrs|
|March 2006||AEI - Brookings Center for Regulatory Studies||Critical Issues in Construction Defects Litigation - 10 hrs|
|Sept. 2005||Hawaii State Bar Association||Collection Law Seminar - 6 hrs|
|June 2005||Pepperdine School of Law||Specialized Mediation: Employment, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice - 18 hrs|
Judge Marks begins with a facilatative style of mediation and, if desired by the parties, can move to an evaluative style.
$375 per hour
In 2013 and 2012 Judge Marks was recognized by both Best Lawyers in America and by Super Lawyers. In 2012 Judge Marks received the Honolulu Lawyer of the Year award for arbitration by Best Lawyers in America.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Civil (general)
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Labor - Management
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- Special Education
- Trust Management
- Workers Comp
- Mediation Trainer