Roy A. Vitousek  III - Cades Schutte LLP

Roy A. Vitousek III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Mr. Vitousek is the resident Partner with the firm’s Hawaii Island Offices.  Mr. Vitousek's practice concentrates on Real Estate Development and Administrative Law (with a focus on oceanfront residential permitting), Hospital Law (liability and risk management, medical staff issues), Employment Law, General Business and Commercial Law and Litigation, and Hotel/Hospitality Law.

Mr. Vitousek was a law clerk to Justice H. Baird Kidwell in the Hawaii Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977.  He is the former President of the Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the former President of the Hawaii Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  Mr. Vitousek taught appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii (1980 to 1986) and taught hotel law at the University of Hawaii, School of Business, Travel Industry Management (1983 to 1987).

Mr. Vitousek opened the firm’s Hawaii Island Offices in 1987.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Land Use

    -Mr. Vitousek represents individuals and families who purchase land and build homes in coastal or other highly regulated areas, primarily on the islands of Hawaii and Kauai.

    -Mr. Vitousek also represents businesses and investors in purchasing and selling hotel, resort or development properties.

  • Mauna Kea Community Association
  • Mauna Lani Resort Association
  • Medical Legal
  • Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

EDUCATION

  • J.D. (1976), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
  • B.A. (1972), Williams College
  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Kamuela, Hawaii 1968

ADMISSIONS

  • Hawaii State Bar (1976)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • United States Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS/ACTIVITIES

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (President)
  • Hawaii Institute of Continuing Legal Education (President)
  • William S. Richardson School of Law (Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy: 1980 to 1986)
  • University of Hawaii, School of Business, Travel Industry Management (Professor, Hotel Law: 1983 to 1987)

Williams CollegeBA 1972William S. Riohardson School of Law, U. of Hawai'i ManoaJ.D. 1976
Hawaii State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationHawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Office Location

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


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Honolulu Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning of the Honolulu Metro Area
Roy A. Vitousek III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Roy A. Vitousek III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law (Land Use)