- University of Hawaii at Manoa , J.D., graduated 2004
- Oregon State University, B.S. Anthropology, graduated 2001
- Hawaii, Hawai‘i State Bar
- United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i (2005)
- Hawai‘i State Bar Association - Member
- Kaua‘i Bar Association - Member
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Litigation - Real Estate
- Real Estate Law
- Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20: People to Watch 2012
Vice Chair Kaua‘i & Ni‘ihau Island Burial Council 2012 – 2014
Lawyer Practice Areas
Lawyer Case History
- Represented Employer before State and Federal courts and governmental administrative review commissions including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission (HCRC), Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board (HLRB), and Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR).
- Represented Employer in binding arbitration in both individual grievance proceedings and collective bargaining proceedings.
- Advised Employer regarding internal investigations related to employer practices and employee misconduct.
- As both a Deputy County Attorney and later as the appointed County Attorney, Mauna Kea advised career regulators and political appointees on a variety of environmental, administrative, procurement, and other legal issues.
- Land use entitlements and permitting, Important Agricultural Land designations, environmental assessments and impact statements, native Hawaiian land rights and traditional and customary practices, archaeological, historic preservation and Island Burial Council matters, water rights and land use enforcement actions. Contested cases and other proceedings before state and county boards and commissions. Administrative appeals and litigation involving statutory and constitutional issues, vested rights and other land use entitlements.