David H. Franzel, Esq.

David Franzel Vita

Email: david@davidfranzel.com


Mr. Franzel has conducted public policy facilitation sessions for the US Department of Commerce and the State of Hawaii and others on a variety of topics such as cable television, energy, housing, smoking, developmental disabilities, helicopter noise and the future of Hawaii’s State Judiciary.

An experienced facilitator in the private sector, Mr. Franzel has led many discussion groups and brainstorming sessions designed to identify and to capitalize on an organization’s opportunities and to address group organizational and conflict issues. He has assisted for-profit and non-profit groups in avoiding future disputes by utilizing partnering and other dispute prevention methods.

In his more than twenty (20) years with the Estate of James Campbell (now James Campbell Company LLC), Mr. Franzel acted as principal client representative and managed complex disputes relating to real estate, environmental compliance and remediation, insurance underwriting and claims, mold, and construction matters before administrative agencies (State and Federal), lower and appellate courts and well known mediators in Hawaii and on the US mainland. In addition, Mr. Franzel was an integral member of the team which developed and pursued the City of Kapolei concept and that transitioned the Estate of James Campbell into the James Campbell Company LLC, one of the United States’ leading real estate companies. He has also practiced real estate, international trade and construction law. Mr. Franzel teaches seminars on mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods and most recently authored “A Model Letter for a Model Mediation” which was published in ALI-ABA and ABA publications. From 2009 to the present, Mr. Franzel has been recognized by his lawyer peers in both Honolulu Magazine and the American Lawyer for his work in the area of alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Franzel is an active member of many business and professional organizations and currently serves on the Boards of Colorado Senior Residences, Mediation Center of the Pacific, Mid- Pacific Institute Board of Counselors, and the Hawaii State Bar Association Corporate Counsel section.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Mr. Franzel received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and is licensed to practice law in Hawaii (active) and Illinois (inactive). He is a member of the American Arbitration Association and Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc. mediation and arbitration panels.

An active private pilot, Mr. Franzel is a member of the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association and regularly volunteers for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS), the American Cancer Society, Girl Scouts of Hawaii, and the Hawaii State Bar Association. He is a founding docent at the Pacific Aviation Museum and is a member of the Navy League of the United States. Mr. Franzel is a USA Swimming certified swim coach who helps adults and paralympic swimmers meet their goals

TB.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL