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Protecting The Legal Interests Of Injured Hawaii Residents And Visitors Since 1973

Bert S. Sakuda
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Bert S. Sakuda joined the firm in 1979. He is particularly interested in cases involving insurance, motor vehicle accidents and appellate advocacy. He has developed a reputation as one of Hawaii's leading litigators and authorities on insurance law. He is one of the most frequently called upon attorneys in Hawaii to provide education seminars and to testify at legislative hearings in the field of casualty insurance. He has been a member of legislative committees of the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, and the American Bar Association Litigation Section. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court as a member of the Supreme Court's Standing Committees on Civil Jury Instructions, Appellate Rules, the Discovery Referee Committee and to the State of Hawaii Judicial Conference.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Hawaii
    • B. A. - 1976

Representative Cases

  • Macabio v. TIG Ins. Co., 87 Haw. 307, 955 P.2d 100, 1998
  • Abramson v. Aetna Ins. Co., 76 F.3d 304, 1996, 9th Cir.
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Hirose, 77 Haw. 362, 884 P.2d 1138, 1994
  • Wong-Leong v. HIRI, 76 Haw. 433, 879 P.2d 538, 1994
  • Mollena v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 72 Haw. 314, 816 P.2d 1968, 1991
  • Ganiron v. Hawaii Ins. Guar. Ass'n., 69 Haw. 432, 744 P.2d 1210, 1987
  • Noguchi v. Nakamura, 2 Haw. App. 522, 638 P.2d 1383, 1982
  • Cariaga v. Del Monte Corp., 65 Haw. 404, 652 P.2d 1143, 1982
  • Peters v. Peters, 63 Haw. 653, 634 P.2d 586, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Chair, 1993 to 1995
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Chair, 1997 to 1999
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Legislation and Public Policy Standing Committee, 1989 to 1992
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Tort Reform Subcommittee, 1988 to 1988
  • Hawaii Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Board of Directors, 1996 to 1999