Randall K. Schmitt


Admiralty, Civil Rights, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Environmental, Maritime Issues and Construction Litigation, Ocean-Based Businesses, Products Liability

Phone: 808-529-7300

Fax: 808-524-8293

Email: info@m4law.com

A partner in the Honolulu law firm McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP, Randall K. Schmitt has extensive credentials in ocean engineering, maritime law, and international affairs. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy by US Senator Hiram Fong of Hawai'i and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in Ocean Engineering. He served as a line officer for five years concluding with a tour as Admiral's Aide for COMNAVBASE/COMNAVLOGPAC.

Following active service in the US Navy, Mr. Schmitt returned home to Hawai'i where he entered the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

Following his law school graduation in 1984, Mr. Schmitt began practicing law in Honolulu with concentration in the areas of construction litigation, admiralty and maritime matters, insurance defense, commercial litigation, technology, and products liability. Because of his background as an engineer, he has worked on a wide variety of construction litigation and product liability matters.

Mr. Schmitt served as a Captain in the US Naval Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps and for 12 years was counsel to the Commander-in-Chief Pacific regarding Law of War, Law of the Sea, and International Legal Affairs. He recently retired with the rank of Captain. Following his representation of entities involved in the development and commercial marketing of ocean resources, energy (OTEC, wave energy, sea water cooling, etc.) and aquaculture enterprises, Mr. Schmitt received the Ocean Service Award from the Pacific Congress for Science and Technology in 1997.

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2015


University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • J.D. - 1984
  • Honors: James T. Koshiba Scholarship Recipient, 1984
  • Law Review: University of Hawaii Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1983 - 1984

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

  • B.S. - 1976
  • Major: Ocean Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Hawaii Admiralty Attorney of the Year, 2014
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association, Proctor in Admiralty, 1995
  • PACON International, Life Member
  • Oceanic Engineering Society, Member
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Litigation, Intellectual Property Law Sections, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McCorriston Miho Miller Mukai, Honolulu, Hawaii, Associate, 1989 - 1993
  • Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, Honolulu, Hawaii, Associate, 1988 - 1989
  • Rush Moore Craven Kim & Stricklin, Honolulu, Hawaii, Associate, 1984 - 1988
  • United State Navy, Lieutenant, 1972 - 1981
  • JAGC, USNR, Captain, 1986 – 2007