Jordon J. Kimura

Partner/Hiring Chair

Jordon J. Kimura is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Trusts, Estate Planning, and Wealth Management practice groups. His practice focuses primarily on civil, commercial, construction, and probate (wills and trusts) litigation, health care law, medical malpractice defense, and estate planning. He is also the Firm’s Hiring Chair.

His key litigation accomplishments include obtaining a dismissal of a construction lawsuit for a large bridge defect case on the basis of the economic loss rule and dismissal of claims against a health care plan provider for purported wrongdoing with respect to health care coverage. As a member of the Firm’s Trusts, Estate Planning, and Wealth Management Practice Group, Jordon brings his litigation experience and expertise to effectively counsel clients on asset protection planning while also planning for the surviving spouse and helping to ensure a continuing legacy.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Jordon graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in mathematics, achieving the highest honors designation in his major. He then returned home to attend the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law (“Richardson”), where he received numerous scholastic awards, including the Phi Delta Phi Balfour National Scholarship for scholastic merit and awards for obtaining the highest grades in Advanced Torts & Insurance Law, Negotiation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Second Year Seminar. Jordon served as a Comments Editor for Richardson’s law review and a Senior Writing Associate & Teaching Assistant for the Richardson Writing Center Board. In 2009, he graduated summa cum laude from Richardson.

As part of his commitment to giving back to the community, he provides pro bono assistance to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Medical Center and is an officer and director of the non-profit Hawaii Coalition Against Sex Assault and a director of the non-profit University Health Partners of Hawaii (formerly known as UCERA).

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court of Hawaii, 2009
  • Hawaii, 2009

Education

  • J.D. (2009) University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, summa cum laude, University of Hawaii Law Review - Co-Editor & Publishing Committee Member, Phi Delta Phi Balfour National Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A. Mathematics, Minor in East Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Construction

  • Construction Litigation

Health Care

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate

Trusts & Estates

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
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