John Y. Yamano

Of Counsel

John Y. Yamano is of counsel at the firm.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation, disabled rights, employment litigation, insurance coverage and insolvency, and personal injury.

Bar Admissions

• U.S. Tax Court, 2002

• U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1988

• Hawaii, 1985

• California, 1984

Education

  • J.D.(1984) University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • B.S. Business Administration (1981) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member (Inactive)
  • State of Hawaii, Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Faculty, State of Hawaii Judicial Conference, “Government Liability”, 2006
  • Presenter, 3rd Annual State of Hawaii Municipal Attorneys Training Conference, “Liability and the Counties,” 2005
  • Faculty, Motion Practice in Hawaii, Lorman Education Services, 2003
  • Faculty, Taking and Defending Depositions in Hawaii, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Faculty, Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination in Hawaii, Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • Faculty, Defense Trial Tactics, American Bar Association TIP Section, 1999
  • Speaker, National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLGA) 7th Annual Legal Seminar, 1998
  • Faculty, Litigation Seminar for Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants “Trial Practice”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • Faculty, Litigation Seminar for Legal Secretaries, “Post Trial Practice”, Legal Seminars, Inc., 1987 – 1996
  • Faculty, Motor Vehicle Accident Law Update, Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • Faculty, Motor Vehicle Accident Law, Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Defense Trial Tactics, Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 1994, 1999.
  • Tort Immunity for the Employer, Hawaii Tort Liability Issues in Work Site Accident Cases (Co-Author) 1989.
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