Keith Y. Yamada - Cades Schutte LLP

Keith Y. Yamada

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 808-521-9202

Mr. Yamada is a partner practicing in the area of litigation.  Mr. Yamada's practice focuses on civil litigation, construction litigation, commercial law, and suretyship.  Mr. Yamada is an Appointed Arbitrator of the Hawaii Circuit Court system.


Commercial and Business Litigation

  • Recent Construction Disputes and Related Matters
  • Successfully prosecuted claims by a subcontractor against general contractor on a federal project which resulted in an award of $1.26 million in favor of client and successful collection of award from general contractor's surety.
  • Negotiated on behalf of hotel operator the resolution of $1.3 million in additional work and delay claims by general contractor.
  • Assisted shopping center developer with the negotiation of a settlement of $2.1 million in direct cost overrun and delay claims by general contractor.
  • Negotiation of mechanic's lien claim by drywall subcontractor against client/general contractor resulting in payment by claimant of client's fees and costs. 


  • J.D. (1985), University of Puget Sound
  • B.A. Finance (1982), University of Washington


  • Hawaii State Bar (1985)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific Law Students Association (President: 1985)
  • Appointed Arbitrator of the Hawaii Circuit Court (1996 - 2005)

University of WashingtonBA 1982University of Puget SoundJ.D. 1985
Hawaii State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Office Location

1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Honolulu Metro Area
Keith Y. Yamada has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Construction Law