Deep Island Roots, World View

Celebrating Sixty Years of Service to our Community. Our firm traces its roots back to 1963 when Frank Damon and Henry Shigekane founded a unique law firm. The ethnic and cultural mix inherent in our firm’s origin has continued as we have grown and is reflected by our ability to offer clients services in such languages as Japanese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French, in addition to English.

Throughout our history, a diverse array of our attorneys have faithfully and steadfastly served our clients with a wide range of legal services. As Hawaii changed from the 1960’s until now, Damon Key adapted to meet the ever-evolving marketplace for legal services and now stands as one of Hawaii’s top law firms. Today, our attorneys provide civil legal services to local, national, and international clients, in both transactional and litigation practice areas. Damon Key attorneys take on pro bono cases and support Hawaii’s non-profit companies as members of their Boards of Directors. Through our membership with the international law firm affiliation, Meritas, and our deep involvement with the American Bar Association and Hawaii Bar Association, Damon Key is also ready to help our clients expand their reach beyond Hawaii’s shores into new markets on the continent and beyond.

At Damon Key, we think that firms are best judged by their people. Ours are committed, energetic and enthusiastic. We relish challenges. We temper intelligence and determination with wisdom conferred by a healthy sense of humor, a variety of experiences and a worldview that includes devotion to community and friends. Our firm attracts some of the freshest, brightest talents in law.

Clients benefit from the depth of expertise and diverse backgrounds of our attorneys, the synergy of working relationships within the firm, our multi-language capabilities, and our experience in business management, construction, teaching, science and engineering. We have earned a reputation for preventing and resolving client problems. We consistently strive to achieve cost-effective results, while keeping each client informed throughout the process. We understand that success is measured by client satisfaction.

Our office is in the center of the Honolulu business district, taking the 16th floor of Pauahi Tower at Bishop Square. We are the sole Hawaii firm that is part of the Meritas network of more than 187 independent law firms in at least 94 countries.

Our practice groups include: Appeals • Business & Commercial Law • Condominium & Community Association Law • Construction Law • Creditor's Rights & Bankruptcy • Immigration & Naturalization Law • Insurance • Land Use & Eminent Domain • Litigation & Dispute Resolution • Real Estate • Taxation • Wills, Trusts & Estates

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  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Energy Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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