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Judge Victoria S. Marks (Ret.)

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2745 Peter St.
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 226-9489


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.

Professional Background

Super Lawyers recognized Judge Marks in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. In 2013 and 2012 Judge Marks was recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Arbitration & Mediation. 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.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
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
June 2005    Pepperdine School of Law    Specialized Mediation: Employment, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice - 18 hrs
May 2013    American Arbitration Association    Arbitration Fundamentals & Best Practices - 2 days
June 2014    Mediation Center of the Pacific    Condominium Mediation Training - 1 1/2 days
Feb. 2015     Hawaii State Bar Association    Developing Dementia Capable Legal Prof. - 2 days
Feb. 2016    American Arbitration Association    AAA/ICDR/ Mediation Panel Conference - 2 days
Apr 2016    Mediation Center of the Pacific    Elder Mediation & Family Conferencing - 2 days
Jan. 2017     American Arbitration Association    Impasse: Mediating in the Red Zone - 1 1/2 hrs
Jan. 2017    American Arbitration Association    The Ethics of e-Discovery in Arbitration - 1 1/2 hrs
Oct. 2017    Soc of Corp Compliance & Ethics     Annual Conference - 2 1/2 days


Judge Marks begins with a facilatative style of mediation and, if desired by the parties, can move to an evaluative style.


$400 per hour

Other Information

Judge Marks was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. In 2013 and 2012 Judge Marks was recognized by Best Lawyers in America. In 2012 Judge Marks received the Honolulu Lawyer of the Year award for arbitration by Best Lawyers in America.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

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