Education and Career

1968 - 1972
Attended the University of California at San Diego; graduated summa cum laude, B.A. in Literature.

1970 - 1971

Attended the University of Madrid, Spain

1973 - 1976
Attended the University of San Diego School of Law; graduated with Juris Doctor degree


Admitted to California State Bar


Admitted to Hawaii State Bar

1977 - Present

Solo practice of law, Kaua‘i‘i, Hawaii

1983 - 1985
Counsel to the Grand Jury, County of Kaua‘i‘i

1988 - 1992
Per Diem Judge, Fifth Circuit Family and District Courts

President, Kaua‘i‘i Bar Association

1993 - 2001
Co-Founder and President of Save Our Seas, a Hawaii Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring the world’s oceans for future generations

1997 - 2003
Executive Director, Hawaii Ocean Film Festival

2003 – 2007
Board of Directors, Ho’ike Community Television

2004 – Present President, Kaua‘i’i Girl Productions, LLC

2012 - Present Board of Directors, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation


California State Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Public Justice

Past Board of Directors

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, YWCA, Kaua‘i‘i Academy of Performing Arts, Ka Imi Nauao o Hawaii Nei, Nawiliwili Yacht Club, Hawaii Children’s Theater, Save Our Seas

Recognition & Awards

Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities; USD Law School Outstanding Service Award; Outstanding Young Women of America Award; American Bar Association Outstanding Contributions Award; Hawaii State Bar Association Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession and Public Award; American Red Cross Award for Service.