DAVID M. LOUIE, ESQ.
AREA OF EXPERTISEBanking/Finance/Foreclosure , Commercial/Business , Condo/AOAO , Construction/Design , Employment/Labor , Energy/Environment , Estates/Probate/Trusts , General Civil , Injury/Torts , Insurance/Personal , Intellectual Property , Partnership/Corporate Law , Real Property , Securities
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David Louie is the former Attorney General of Hawaii, having served a four-year term from January 2011 to December 2014. As Attorney General, he was the chief law enforcement officer for Hawaii. He provided legal services, advice, counsel and litigation representation to the Governor, the Cabinet, the Legislature and various State agencies, boards, commissions and employees. Mr. Louie has been involved in numerous legal issues of importance for both the state and the nation.
Mr. Louie graduated from Occidental College (cum laude 1973) and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley (1977). From 1977 to 1988, Mr. Louie was an associate and partner at Case & Lynch. From 1988 to 2010, Mr. Louie was the managing partner at Roeca, Louie & Hiraoka. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, construction defect litigation and commercial litigation. He has represented many clients in jury trials, arbitrations and mediations.
Mr. Louie has been named a Hawaii Super Lawyer (2008-2011). He served as the President, Vice-President, and Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association (1995-2001) and Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and a Director of the Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association (1993-2010). He was a Lawyer Representative for the United States Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit)(2005-2008) and Northwest Regional Governor for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2008-2010). He served as a Director (1998-2006) and the Chair (1999-2005) of the State of Hawaii Aloha Tower Development Corporation. He served as the Vice Chair of the Hawaii Supreme Court Rule 19 Special Committee on Judicial Performance (1999-2010) concerning judicial evaluations.
Mr. Louie is a member of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus. As Attorney General, he was a member of the National Association of Attorneys General, and served as the chair or vice-chair of the Intellectual Property, Internet Safety and Cyber Security/Privacy, Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights Committees. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, where he was a past Co-Chair for the Premises Liability Section, and a past Chair of the Diversity Committee. He is a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association. Mr. Louie has been a faculty member and lecturer for numerous continuing legal education seminars for the American Conference Institute, HSBA, FDCC, NAPABA, ABA, Pacific Law Institute, Professional Education Systems, Inc. and the National Business Institute. He has authored a number of published articles regarding trial techniques and legal issues.