Randall K. Schmitt

Partner

A partner in the Honolulu law firm McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP, Randall K. Schmitt has extensive credentials in construction litigation, ocean engineering, maritime law, and international affairs. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy by US Senator Hiram Fong of Hawaii 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 duty in the US Navy, Randy entered the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the 1984 Law Review.

Following his law school graduation in 1984, he 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.

Randy 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, Randy received the Ocean Service Award from the Pacific Congress for Science and Technology in 1997.


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Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • J.D. (1984) University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, James T. Koshiba Scholarship Recipient, Law Review - Editor-in-Chief
  • B.S. (1976) Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii Admiralty Attorney of the Year, 2014
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow
  • 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
Administrative, Regulatory and Government Affairs
  • Administrative Agencies & Licensing Boards
  • Procurement and Government Contracts
Admiralty and Maritime Construction
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Construction Litigation

Energy and Public Utilities

Intellectual Property

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Products Liability, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate – State and Federal
Trusts & Estates
  • Trust Litigation
White Collar Criminal Defense
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