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Geoffrey K. S. Komeya
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Geoffrey K.S. Komeya joined the firm in 1996. He received his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, a member of the National Environmental Moot Court Team, received several American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Tort Law, Insurance Law, Negotiation, Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Advocacy, and Federal Taxation, and co-authored a law review article on Tort law in Hawaii published in 1992. After graduating from law school, Mr. Komeya served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Samuel P. King of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii for one year, and to Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Supreme Court of Hawaii for two years. Mr. Komeya is also a member of the Supreme Court of Hawaii's Standing Committee on the Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure. Mr. Komeya has been named to the Best Lawyers in Hawai`i in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, and has received the highest peer and client ratings of "AV" from the Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating System.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2018

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Member, National Environmental Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Editor-in-Chief, University of Hawaii Law Review
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • M.A. - 1989
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

  • “Tort and Insurance ‘Reform’ in a Common-Law Court,” 14 U. Haw. L. Rev. 55 (1992)

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Hawai`i (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs)
  • Best Lawyers in Hawai`i (Products Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Peer Ratings (Highest Rating (“AV”))
  • American Jurisprudence Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hawai`i Association for Justice
  • Hawai`i Rules of Appellate Procedure Standing Committee, Supreme Court of Hawai`i
  • Task Force on Civil Justice Improvements, Supreme Court of Hawai`i

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Samuel P. King, Chief District Judge Emeritus, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Ronald T. Y. Moon, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Hawai`i