Employment Law: Represented employers in administrative investigations
conducted by the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and EEOC in connection with employee claims of discriminatory conduct.
Fair Housing Law: Represented condominium associations, property managers and public housing entities in administrative investigations conducted by the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and HUD.
Medical Malpractice: Represented health care providers in medical malpractice actions before the Medical Claims Conciliation Panel and through trial and/or settlement in circuit and federal court.
Medical Malpractice: Represented nurse who had administered adult dose of morphine to infant for post-surgical pain. Case settled after two days of trial.
Negligence: Represented nursing home in claim by woman injured when freezer door fell on her head which resulted in a defense verdict following trial.
Negligence: Represented store against negligence claim by delivery man who was hit by a fork lift driven by store’s employee; Plaintiff’s last settlement demand was $95,000; jury returned verdict finding Plaintiff 43% comparatively negligent and awarded total damages of $4,562.01.
Negligence: Represented building management in claim by sub-tenant who had been sexually assaulted in her office. Obtained summary judgment.
Faculty Member: National Business Institute seminar on “Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Hawaii”; Institute for Paralegal Education seminar, “Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in Hawaii.”; National Business Institute, “Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics”; Sterling Educational Services, Inc. “Fundamentals of Employment Law in Hawaii”; 2004 HSBA Trial Academy Faulty member; 2009 HSBA Trial Academy Co-Dean. Adjunct Professor: William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii (Pretrial Litigation, 2001-04). Contributing Author: “Making Trial Objections” (J.F. McCarthy, Sr., ed. 1986). Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu (1991-1994). Member: Hawaii State Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
Employment Law; Civil Rights Law; Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Premises Liability; Product Liability; Prison Litigation
Purdue University (B.S., 1977); Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1984).
Indiana (1984); Hawai'i (1988)
U.S. v. Tropic Seas, Inc., 887 F.Supp.1347 (D.Haw.1995);
Christiansen v. Big Island Fish Connection, Inc., 885 F.Supp.207 (D.Haw. 1994);
Stallworth v. Boren, 99 Hawaii 287, 54 P.3d (Haw. App. 2002);
Doe v. Grosvenor Center Associates, 104 Hawai'i 500, 92 P.3d 1010 (Haw. App. 2004);
Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii), Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 117 Hawai'i 357, 183 P.3d 734 (Hawaii, 2007)