John S. Edmunds

Attorney in Honolulu, HI
Moot Court Honors. Author: "Prepaid Legal Service: Its Development and Future," (Part 1), Vol. XI, No. 4, Hawaii Bar Journal, 1975. Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Hawaii School of Law, 1984-1985. Chief Deputy Public Defender, State of Hawaii, 1970-1972. President, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, 1971-1973. Member: Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, 1974-1975; State Task Force on Criminal Justice Standards, 1976-1977. Special Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawaii, 1977-1978. Acting Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 1981-1982. Member, Hawaii Federal Judicial Selection Commission, 1985-1986. Member, Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Commission, 1985-1986. Member, 1999-2005 and Vice-Chair, 2004, Hawaii State Judicial Selection Commission. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Federal Judicial Conference, 2001-2004.
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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1968, Hawaii, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1972, U.S. Supreme Court

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  • Law School Attended

    University of Southern California
    Class of 1967
    moot court honors

    University Attended

    Stanford University
    Class of 1964
    A.B., Philosophy

    Birth Information

    Born in 1943
    Los Angeles, California, January 3, 1943

    Associations & Memberships

    Hawaii State (Chairman, Prepaid Legal Services Committee, 1974, 1975) and American Bar Associations; Hawaii Academy of Plaintiff's Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1982-1983 and 1995̵... More

    Bar Fellowship

    American Bar Foundation; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; American College of Trial Lawyers (Chairman, Hawaii State Committee, 1992-1993; Member: Legal Ethics Committee; National Professionalism Committee).

    Representative Cases

    Domingo ex rel. Domingo v. T.K., 289 F.3d 600 (9th Cir. (Hawaii) 2002); U.S. v. Kim, 577 F.2d 473 (9th Cir. (Hawaii) 1978; Akee v. Dow Chemical Co., 272 F. Supp.2d 1112 (D.Haw. 2003); Corbett v. Brill, 128 F.Supp.2d 650 (D.Haw. 2000); U.S. Pacific Builders v. Mitsui Trust & Banking Co., 57 F.Supp. 2d 1018 (D.Haw. 1999); Swift Securities, Ltd. v. Ya... More

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    John S. Edmunds
    Suite 410, Davies Pacific Center 841 Bishop Street,
    Honolulu, HI 96813


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