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Jessica M. Wan

Honolulu, Hawaii

Jessica Wan is an associate in the firm's litigation department whose practice focuses primarily on complex civil and commercial litigation.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Mrs. Wan graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering and is a member of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. Mrs. Wan then attended the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law ("Richardson"), where she received awards for achieving the highest grades in Second Year Seminar and Children, Parents, and the Law. Mrs. Wan also served as a Casenote Editor for the law review and the Run for Justice Coordinator for the Advocates for Public Interest Law. In 2014, she graduated summa cum laude from Richardson.

M4 hired Mrs. Wan as a summer associate in 2012 and 2013 before she started as an Associate.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2015


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2014
    • Law Review: University of Hawaii Law Review - Casenote, Co-Editor & Publishing Committee Member
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: Tau Beta Pi National Honors Society
    • Honors: Boeing Scholarship
    • Major: Aerospace Engineering

Published Works

  • Hamilton v. Lethem: The Parental Right to Discipline One's Child Trumps a Child's Right to Grow Up Free From Harm, 36 U. HAW. L. REV. 347 (2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Susan Oki Mollway, United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, Judicial Extern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hon. Mark Browning, First Circuit, State of Hawaii Family Court, Judicial Legal Volunteer

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