Attorney

Erika has been practicing law for twenty two years in Hawaii and has over fifteen years of experience in probate, trust, guardianship and conservatorship cases, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries.  She also serves as a court-appointed Kokua Kanawai and Master, where she makes findings and recommendations to the Court.  Erika has a bachelors degree in Accounting and is adept at preparing and obtaining approval of trust, probate, and conservatorship accounts.  She also has extensive trial experience as a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and served as a Law Clerk for the honorable Shackley F. Raffetto, Second Circuit Court. 

 

Education

Erika has a Juris Doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, where she received the CALI Award for Excellence in Estate Planning , the CALI Award for Excellence in Elder Law, and the CALI Award for Excellence in Second Year Writing Seminar: Criminal Justice. Erika holds a BBA in accounting.


Admissions

  • Hawaii State Bar

  • United States District Court, State of Hawaii

  • Hawaii Supreme Court

 

Memberships

  • Estate and Probate Section, Hawaii State Bar Association

  • Elder Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association

  • Tax Section, Hawaii State Bar Association

  • Director and former Treasurer, Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation