Summer H. Kaiawe

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 provides effective client solutions. Her practice is focused on real estate, title and escrow, construction, insurance defense, professional malpractice, appellate litigation, commercial litigation, land use entitlements and litigation, and intellectual property law.

While a dedicated and skilled litigator, Summer also appreciates the value of alternative dispute resolution and has extensive experience resolving a variety of cases through mediation.

  • 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 Vice-President/President Elect, 2018, Secretary, 2017, Director, 2016
  • 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,
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)