Naomi Hirayasu

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Law Office of Naomi Hirayasu
1188 Bishop Street
Suite 604
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-7700
www.familylawyerhawaii.com


Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Family, Divorce, Property Division, Child Support, Child Custody, Paternity, Guardianship, Adoption, Military Divorce, Real Property Litigation, Trust Litigation, and Civil Litigation.


Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Adoption
Child Support
Custody & Visitation
Divorce
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Real Estate Law
Property Division
Paternity
Guardianships
Military Divorce
Real Property Litigation
Trust Litigation
Civil Litigation
Family Law
Probate
Wills
Trusts
Torts
Contract Dispute Litigation

Bar Admissions


Hawaii, 1981
California, 1990

Education


London School of Economics University of London, London, England
LL.M. - 1986
University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
J.D. - 1981
Law Review: University of Hawaii Law Review, Editorial Staff
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
B.A. cum laude - 1973
Honors: College scholar, Dean's list
Honors: Member, Middlebury College Debate Team
Honors: Advanced research project, Political Philosophy
Honors: Assistant Director, production of Midsummer Night's Dream
Major: Philosophy
Kailua High School, Kailua, Hawaii - 1968
Honors: Salutatorian
Honors: National Merit Finalist
Honors: National Honor Society and Debate Team
Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School, Waimanalo, Hawaii
Kauluwela Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Classes/Seminars


Instructor - Civil Procedure, Sales and Secured Transactions, Constitutional Law, Advance Legal Analysis and Legal Research, at American Bar Association (ABA) law schools and at California Bar (Cal Bar) law schools in San Francisco, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area
Instructor, Paralegal Programs and Community Colleges, Northern California, Silicon Valley, Saratoga, Los Altos and the San Francisco Bay Area
Instructor, Sack-Erickson Bar Review Course, San Francisco, California
Instructor - Civil Procedure and Contracts, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law Pre-Admission Program

Honors and Awards


Justice Award recipient , 2009 - The Justice Award is presented each year to an attorney who has contributed extensive pro bono work, has actively supported legal activities beneficial to society and/or has encouraged public education on legal issues.
Recipient, C.J.S. Award for Legal Scholarship
Awardee, LSCRRC grant
Invited by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court to serve as Arbitrator on the Court Annexed Arbitration Program
Invited to serve as grader for the California Bar Examination
Research Project in Civil Rights and 42 USC 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships


Hawaii State Bar Association
The Millennium, A publication of the London School of Economics, Editorial Board
The Hague (Den Haag), Academy of International Law, Attendee

Past Employment Positions


Matthew-Bender, Oakland, California, Consultant and Writer
Sixth District Appellate Project, San Jose, California, Appeals Writer
Office of the Public Defender, State of Hawaii, Deputy Public Defender
Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaii, Law Clerk
University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, Research Assistant to Professor Bowman, Commentary on the Hawaii Evidence Code
University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, Research Assistant to Professor Jon Van Dyke, International Law