Summer H. Kaiawe

Partner
Awards and Recognition
  • United States District Court Judicial Conference, District of Hawaii, Delegate, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017 - 2018
  • Hawaii Federal Trial Academy, 2018
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Leadership
    Institute Fellow, 2015
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Summer H. Kaiawe is a skilled advisor and advocate experienced in resolving client disputes in the areas of real estate and land use, title and escrow, lender liability, appellate litigation, and trademark and copyright infringement. Summer strives to deliver the highest level of client satisfaction by solving problems efficiently and effectively. Summer is also deeply committed to serving the local community, and is currently the President of the HSBA Young Lawyers’ Division and a director on the Board of Aloha Harvest, a local non-profit.

Education
  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2011
  • Environmental Law Certificate, 2011
  • 2010 Linnel Nishioka Environmental Law Fellow
  • University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business, Master of Accounting, 2008
  • University of Hawaii, BBA in Accounting, 2007
Community Involvement
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, President (2019)
  • Aloha Harvest, Board of Directors
  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Director, 2011-2016
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee, Member
  • Hawaii Federal Court Pro Bono Panel member
Notable Cases
  • Mount v. Apao , 139 Hawaiʻi 167 (2016) (Wrongful Foreclosure and Quiet Title Issues) , 848 F.Supp.2d 1182 (2012) (Lender Liability Issues)
  • Young v. Bank of New York Mellon, 848 F.Supp.2d 1182 (2012) (Lender Liability Issues)
  • Matter of Conservation Dist. Use Application HA-3568, No. SCOT-17-0000777, 2018 WL 6319046, at *1 (Haw. Oct. 30, 2018), as amended (Nov. 5, 2018), as amended (Nov. 30, 2018), reconsideration denied, 143 Hawai`i 327, 430 P.3d 425 (2018), and reconsideration denied sub nom. Matter of Contested Case Hearing re Conservation Dist. Use Application (CDUA) HA-3568, 143 Hawai`i 328, 430 P.3d 426 (2018).