Kristie M. Kawakami Wong is a senior associate in the firm’s Hawaii office. Ms. Kawakami Wong graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1998, where she served on the Southwestern Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.
Ms. Kawakami Wong was admitted to the California State Bar in 1998 and has also been a member of the Hawaii State Bar since 2003.
Ms. Kawakami Wong assisted in opening the Hawaii office and was instrumental in expanding the firms clientele to Hawaii, representing recreational operators in such areas as surfing, parasailing, jet skiing, horseback riding and bicycling. Ms. Kawakami Wong has also represented clients in Hawaii’s complex asbestos, litigation and continues to also handle complex law and motion and appellate matters for the firm’s California and Hawaii cases. She serves as an arbitrator in Hawaii’s Court Annexed Arbitration Program.