Roy A. Vitousek III

Roy A. Vitousek III


Cades Schutte LLP

Recognized since 2006

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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)

Location

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

Education

  • Williams College, BA, graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - President

Cades Schutte LLP
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

42 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

10 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

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

  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Honolulu (2021)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Honolulu (2016)
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Honolulu (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Land Use

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