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Becky T. Chestnut

Counsel/Staff Attorney
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone:
808-529-7300
Fax:
808-535-8041
Email:

Becky T. Chestnut is a former partner, and is currently of counsel, in the litigation practice group.  Her experience includes complex, high-profile cases, including wrongful death and other torts, land use and native Hawaiian rights.  Ms. Chestnut has been identified as a “future star” by Benchmark Litigation. She presently resides on the mainland, and specializes in drafting appellate and other briefs for a variety of clients.  Representative cases include:

  • County of Kaua`i v. Office of Information Practices, State of Hawai`i, 120 Hawai`i 34, 200 P.3d 403 (App.), aff’d 2009 Haw. LEXIS 264 (Oct. 26, 2009)
  • Dominguez v. Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum, 2009 Haw. App. LEXIS 204 (April 29, 2009), cert. denied, 2009 Haw. LEXIS 205 (Sept. 1, 2009), U.S. Supreme Court cert. denied, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 1187 (Feb. 22, 2010)
  • Kuroiwa v. Lingle, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52277 (D. Haw. July 3, 2008), aff’d 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 24460 (Oct. 13, 2009)
  • Wilson v. Freitas, 121 Hawai‘i 120; 214 P.3d 1110 (App. June 30, 2009), cert. denied, 2009 Haw. LEXIS 269 (Dec. 10, 2009)
  • Arakaki v. Cayetano, 477 F.3d 1048 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Holi v. AIG Hawaii Ins. Co., Inc., 113 Hawai`i 196, 150 P.3d 845 (App. 2007), cert denied, 114 Haw. 226; 160 P.3d 436 (2007)

Prior to graduating from law school and joining McCorriston, Ms. Chestnut served for many years as the Housing Manager for Marine Corps Base, Hawai‘i.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - May, 2002
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: University of Hawaii Law Review, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2001 - 2002
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1996
    • Major: Humanities
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Casenote, University of Hawaii Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Housing Management Association, 1989 - 1999

Becky T. Chestnut

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