Born and raised in Hawaii, Gary brings his knowledge of the Islands’ cultures and history to his client counseling and problem solving expertise. Gary started his law career in his hometown of Hilo 42 years ago. His practice expanded to all of the Hawaiian Island, and he has been based in downtown Honolulu since 1982.
Gary has represented both corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of commercial issues and has broad experience in Banking/Finance, Civil Litigation, Commercial Leases, Contracts, Construction/Design, Estate/Probate/Trusts, Insurance, Injury/Torts, Mediator and Arbitrator, Partnership/Corporate/LLC, Probates, Real Estate, and Wills & Trusts.
- University of Colorado, B.A., Economics
- Texas Tech University, J.D.
Areas of Law
- Hawaii State and Federal Courts since 1976
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Executive Committee of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2007 – 2010); Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2004 – 2007); American Judicature Society; Hawaii State Judicial Conference (1989 – 1995); Hawaii Federal Judicial Conference (1995 – 1998 and 2004-2010); Co-Chair Hawaii State Bar Association Alternate Dispute Resolution Section; Bench Bar Committee in 2013-2018; Hawaii State Bar Association Committee on Judicial Administration (2011)
City Financial Tower
201 Merchant St., Ste. 1940
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
phone (808) 457-1330
cell (808) 497-9680