Roger W. Fonseca

Roger W. Fonseca

Cades Schutte LLP

Recognized since 1987

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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Roger Fonseca joined the firm in an "of counsel" capacity in 2007. He has more than 40 years of experience concentrating in pension plans, employee benefits and closely-held business organizations. Roger graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. summa cum laude in 1970 and from Yale Law School with a J.D. in 1973. He has taught and lectured on pension issues extensively both in Hawaii and on the mainland.

  • Representative Engagements:
  • Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
  • Hawaii National Bank
  • First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd
  • Outrigger Hotels Hawaii
  • Kaneohe Ranch Company, Ltd.
    • J.D. (1973), Yale University
    • B.A. (1970), Occidental College
      • Hawaii Bar, 1974
      • Awards and Honors
        • Hawaii Justice Foundation, Director 2002-8
        • American Civil Liberties Union, National Board Member 1986-95, 2001-3, 2010-13
        • American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Director 1979-


  • Cades Schutte Building, Suite 1200
    1000 Bishop Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813


  • Yale University , J.D., graduated 1973
  • Occidental College, BA, graduated 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar Association


  • American Civil Liberties Union - Director (1979)
  • Hawaii Justice Foundation - Director (2002)

Cades Schutte LLP
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

49 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Honolulu (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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