Professional Achievements, Areas of Concentration
Robert G. Klein (former Associate Justice, Hawai‘i Supreme Court) has an active litigation practice that includes many areas of the law, including: complex civil litigation, construction litigation, government relations, administrative hearings and appeals, appellate practice, and alternative dispute resolution. He has litigated cases involving construction contracts, insurance subrogation, patent infringement, destination clubs/time share, public access, Native Hawaiian rights, real estate exactions, closely held corporations, trusts and wills, corporate governance and investigations, land use/ CC&Rs, constitutional rights, corporate taxation, serious bodily injury, car fires, and statutory construction and interpretation. Mr. Klein has appeared before state trial courts on Oahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island, the State Supreme Court, Intermediate Court of Appeals, as well before the Federal District Court for the District of Hawai‘i and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Klein served as Associate Justice of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court from 1992-2000 and in the trial courts of Hawai‘i for 14 years from 1978-1992. He authored hundreds of Supreme Court decisions during his tenure on the High Court. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given.