Summer H. Kaiawe

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Awards and Recognition
Distinctions
  • Chambers & Partners, Up and Coming – Litigation (2021)
  • Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20, Honoree (2021)
  • Hawaii Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars (2017-2021)
  • Hawaii Federal Trial Academy (2018)
  • United States District Court Judicial Conference, District of Hawaii, Delegate (2018-2020)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Leadership Institute Fellow (2015)
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Summer H. Kaiawe concentrates her practice in the areas of land use entitlements, land titles, water rights and resources, business and real estate issues, intellectual property, and is an effective advocate experienced in administrative and contested case proceedings, litigation, trial, and appeals related to these areas.  Summer strives to deliver the highest level of client satisfaction through a practical approach attune to business considerations and client goals.  She is also deeply committed to serving the community through pro bono and charitable activities.

Education
  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. cum laude (2011)
  • Environmental Law Certificate (2011)
  • Linnel Nishioka Environmental Law Fellow (2010)
  • University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business, Master of Accounting (2008)
  • University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business, BBA in Accounting (2007)
Community Involvement
  • Aloha Harvest, Board of Directors, Director (2016-Present)
  • Aloha Harvest, Board of Directors, Vice Chair (2018, Present)
  • Helping Hands Hawaii, Board of Directors, Director (2021-Present)
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, House of Delegates, Hawaii Delegate (2020-Present)
  • Hawaii Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being (2019-Present)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, President (2019)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice President (2018)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Secretary (2017)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Director (2016)
  • Hawaii Federal Court Pro Bono Panel member (2018-Present)
  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Director (2011-2016)
Notable Cases