Kurt W. Klein
Following his interest in politics and a desire for new cultural experiences, Kurt Klein attended Drew University in the Northeast, where he obtained his B.A. with a focus in Political Science and History in 2010. After graduation, Mr. Klein completed a service mission with the Drew Honduras Project in Talanga and La Ceiba, Honduras which deepened his commitment to helping and serving those who are less fortunate than others.
Upon returning home to Hawai’i, Mr. Klein obtained his real estate license and worked at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, where he learned about significant issues facing the Native Hawaiian community, which affirmed his resolve to earn a law degree.
In 2011, Mr. Klein was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law. As a first year law student, Mr. Klein was asked to join the Native American Moot Court team, which participates in the annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition. The competition involves written and oral advocacy with a focus on complex legal issues faced by indigenous people and their governments within the United States. Mr. Klein was selected team Captain in 2013, where he and the team earned awards in the national tournament. Prior to receiving his law degree in 2014, Mr. Klein was awarded the John S. Edmunds Award for Civility and Vigorous Advocacy for his achievement as not only an excellent legal advocate, but as person who exercises courtesy and civility to others.
Prior to joining McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP in 2015, Mr. Klein was a Volunteer Intern with the United States Attorney for the District of Hawai’i, a Legal Research Intern with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a Winter Extern with the Honorable Associate Justice Paula A. Nakayama of the Supreme Court of Hawai’i, and a Law Fellow with the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. Klein is driven by a competitive spirit which has found many outlets including sports, debate, moot court, and now, complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Klein believes that he can deliver the best results for his clients by developing creative approaches to legal issues and through diligent, hard work.
Mr. Klein is a member of the Hawai’i State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all Hawai’i courts as well as the United States District Court for the District of Hawai’i, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Areas of Practice
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Native Hawaiian Rights
- Construction Litigation
- Insurance Defense
- Collection Matters Involving Judicial and Non Judicial Foreclosures
- Hawaii, 2015
- U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2015
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015
- University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
- J.D. - 2015
- Honors: Native Hawaiian Law Certificate - 2014
- Honors: Native American Moot Court Team: Member, 2011-2012, Captain, 2013-2014
- Honors: John S. Edmunds Award for Civility and Vigorous Advocacy, 2014
- Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
- B.A. - 2010
- Major: Political Science
- Minor: History
- Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii - 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Hawai'i State Bar Association
- American Bar Association