Elizabeth A. (“Betsy) Strance, Mediator
Judge Elizabeth A. Strance (retired), of Strance Law & Mediation, LLLC, in Kamuela, concentrates on civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, general business, commercial, and real estate law. Ms. Strance served as a per diem judge in the District and Family Courts and as a circuit court judge, where she presided over civil cases in areas involving construction litigation, boundary and title disputes, lease rent renegotiation, foreclosures, mechanics’ liens, medical practice, personal injury, real estate contract claims, and probate/trust litigation. Before her 15 years on the bench, she was a partner in private practice, concentrating on general civil litigation, business and real estate matters. She has also operated a small coffee farm. Ms. Strance obtained her undergraduate degree from Willamette University and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She is a Board member of the West Hawaii Mediation Center.