Naomi Hirayasu

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


Areas of Practice:

Family Law, Adoption, Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Property Division, Paternity, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts.

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
Honors: Salutatorian
Honors: National Merit Finalist
Honors: National Honor Society and Debate Team
Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School, Waimanalo, Hawaii
Kauluwela Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Published Works

"The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters", 16 Lincoln Law Review 27 (1990).
"Dissolution of Partnership" and "Commercial Paper" in the Florida Litigation Guide (Matthew-Bender 1989).
"Adverse Possession and Quiet Title Actions in Hawaii - Recent Constitutional Developments", 19:1 Hawaii Bar Journal 59 (1985).

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 Exam
Research Project in Civil Rights and 42 USC 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

Mathrew-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

Classes/Seminars

Instructor - Civil Procedure, Sales and Secured Transactions, Constitutional Law, Advanced 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-Erikson Bar Review Course, San Francisco, California
Instructor - Civil Procedure and Contracts, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law Pre-Admission Program

Pro Bono Activities

Mediator, Mediation Center of the Pacific
Attorney, Ala Kuola
Attorney, Neighborhood Law Clinics
Attorney, Consumer Credit Clinics
Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii