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Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP
A Limited Liability Law Partnership
900 Davies Pacific Center
841 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 808-538-7500
Fax: 808-521-9648
E-Mail: rlh@rlhlaw.com
www.rlhlaw.com
Practice Areas
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1988

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage Issues
  • Construction Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Medical Liability
  • General Civil Litigation
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Attorneys Liability Protection Society (ALPS)AXIS Insurance
Century Insurance GroupChartis Aerospace
CNA Insurance CompaniesThe Doctors Company
DTRIC Insurance Company LimitedFairmont Specialty Group
Farmers Insurance CompanyFireman's Fund Insurance Company
Founders Insurance CompanyGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
General Star Management CompanyGlobal Aerospace, Inc.
Great American Custom Insurance ServicesGreat American Insurance Company
HAPI's Physicians' Indemnity PlanHDI-Gerling America Insurance Company
Island Insurance Company, Ltd.James River Insurance Company
Medical Insurance Exchange of CaliforniaNautilus Insurance Group
OMS National Insurance CompanyOphthalmic Mutual Insurance Company
Philadelphia Insurance CompanyPrime Insurance Syndicate, Inc.
Professional Underwriters Liability Insurance CompanyProgressive Casualty Insurance Company
RiverStone Claims Management, LLCRSUI Group, Inc.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Shand Morahan & Company, Inc.
Sumitomo Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd.Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
The Travelers Companies, Inc.Western World Insurance Company
Zurich American Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Baxter Healthcare CorporationConstructors Hawaii Inc.
Corrections Corporation of AmericaCounty of Maui
D.R. Horton, Inc.The Gentry Companies
Goodfellow Brothers, Inc.Hard Rock Cafe International
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc.Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
Honolulu Board of Water SupplyKaanapali Land, LLC
Kmart CorporationSears Holdings Management Corporation
State of HawaiiUnited States Olympic Committee
Walgreen Co.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Arthur F. Roeca
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • California, 1975
  • Hawaii, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections) and Hawaii State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1970
  • Southwestern University, J.D. (cum laude), 1975
Military:
US Army, 1970-1972
Born:1948
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Keith K. Hiraoka
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:
Guest Lecturer, Civil Procedure, Evidence, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections) and Hawaii State Bar Associations
  • Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Hawaii, B.A. (with distinction), 1980
  • University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1983
Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi
Born:1958
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April Luria
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1984
  • Hawaii, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu, 1991-1994
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1977
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1984
Born:1955
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James Shin
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1991
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1994
Born:1968
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Shannon Wack
Honolulu, HI
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1994
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (Chair, Delivery of Legal Services to the Public Committee; Access to Justice Commissioner)
  • Hawaii Womens Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Hawaii, B.B.A., 1987
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., 1990
Honors:
American Jurisprudence Award Advanced Legal Writing, 1989
Born:1956
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Associates
Norman K. Odani
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • California, 2002
  • Hawaii, 2007
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A., 1998
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1976
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Mark J. Kaetsu
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Memberships:
Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Hawaii, B.A., 2007
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, J.D., 2010
Born:1984
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Of Counsel
Lois H. Yamaguchi
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1990
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Hawaii State Representative, 2009-present)
Education:
  • University of Washington, B.A./B.S., 1980
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Graduate Certificate, Public Administration, 1986
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1990
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. Robert G. Klein, First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii (1990-1991)
Born:1957
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Jodie D. Roeca
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
Additional Biographical Details:
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu, 1985-1987
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State and Native Hawaiian Bar Associations
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1977
  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, J.D., 1985
Law Review:
Comments Editor, Hawaii Law Review, 1984-1985
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward H. Nakamura, Hawaii Supreme Court, 1984
Born:1956
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William J. Nagle III
Honolulu, HI
Admitted
  • California, 1977
  • Hawaii, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986
Additional Biographical Details:
Perdiem Judge, Hawaii Family Court (1999-Present)
Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1969
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Military:
U.S. Navy (1969-1972); U.S. Coast Guard (1977-1981)
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