A popular and frequent lecturer on the topics of mediation and construction law, Gerald (Jerry) Clay, has been a practicing attorney for over four decades, and a vocal advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for almost as long. Since training as a mediator in 1984, he has mediated or arbitrated over a thousand construction, commercial, and real estate disputes, and is a recognized pioneer in ADR application to construction and business. Jerry is the co-author of the popular book, “Before You Sue,” an introduction for the public at-large to mediation and its benefits. In addition to practicing law, Jerry is an adjunct professor for Hawaii Pacific University’s MBA program and has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii Law School. He is the former president of the Mediation Center of the Pacific, a fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.