Emi Kaimuloa

Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Emi Morita Kaimuloa is a partner in the Government & Regulatory Affairs and Land Use & Environmental Practice Groups. She provides advice and counsel to business clients, government, and nonprofit organizations, on a wide variety of matters. Her practice requires diverse knowledge in:

• environmental and water laws
• land use, permitting, and zoning
• cultural, historic, and burial laws
• regulatory and public utility laws
• nonprofit organizational issues and board governance

With the exception of her work at the White House in Washington DC in 1996, Ms. Kaimuloa has remained an island resident for more than 35 years, providing her with significant understanding of the complex and intricate issues related to doing business in Hawaii. She has worked on the following Hawaii projects, among others:

• a university campus, including long-range plans for surrounding mixed-use lands
• master-planned residential, retail, resort, and commercial developments on Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island
• rock quarry expansion, permitting, and operation
• commercial shopping centeracquisitions
• telecommunications carrier disputes
• water permitting and issues on Maui and Oahu
• DLNR administrative enforcement actions

Ms. Kaimuloa's superior writing and advocacy skills have earned her recognition in various venues, but most importantly, have provided her clients with successful results, whether in the boardroom, during summary judgment, or on appeal.

Ms. Kaimuloa's commitment to the community goes beyond the four corners of her office. She serves on the board of Aloha Harvest, a nonprofit providing same-day delivery of perishable foods from eateries to social service agencies. She also served as president of Hawaii Women Lawyers, a nonprofit that received a national award in 2009 for its annual Mother's Day Project, which provides gift baskets of unused, donated toiletries to disadvantaged children to give to their caretakers on Mother's Day.

Ms. Kaimuloa has appeared in several local commercials, Japanese print ads, and on stage in Oklahoma! and Grease. She has also performed with 24-VII Danceforce.

Other Experience and Accomplishments:

Pacific Business News 2010 Forty Under 40 Award

Clerk, Honorable Paula A. Nakayama, Hawaii Supreme Court, 2002-2003

Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing & Advocacy, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2008 2008-09 President, Hawaii Women Lawyers

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Real Property, 2002

UH Law Review Board, 2001-2002

Recent Developments Editor, UH Law Review, 2002

Native American Moot Court National Award, 2001-2002

UH Office for Women's Research "Women in 2000" Award

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law and Governance Group
  • Non-Profits Group
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs Group
  • Land Use and Environmental Group


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2002, Hawaii

Law School Attended

William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
Class of 2002

University Attended

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Class of 1998

Birth Information

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Emi Kaimuloa
First Hawaiian Center 999 Bishop Street, 23rd Floor,
Honolulu, HI 96813


Watanabe Ing LLP (Honolulu, Hawaii)

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