Catherine served as an Extern to the Honorable Susan Oki Mollway, Chief District Judge of the United States District Court of Hawai'i; and the Honorable Michael D. Wilson, Judge of the First Circuit Court State of Hawai'i. While in lawschool she served as an Outside Articles Editor of the University of Hawai'i Law Review, a Real Property Research and Teaching Assistant, and Contracts Teaching Assistant. She previously owned an activity and timeshare resort marketing business with locations on Maui and the Big Island.
Real Estate Litigation
Represents companies, trustees, and individuals in litigation concerning quiet title and partition, leases, fraudulent transfers, purchase contracts, construction contracts, and land use involving commercial and residential properties.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Represents companies, trustees, and individuals in a variety of state and federal court matters, as well as arbitrations, mediations, and informal negotiations.
Real Estate Due Diligience
Assists clients in real property purchase and acquisition, including due diligence.
Financial Services and Collection
Assists businesses, banks, credit unions, and associations with collection and enforcement matters, and foreclosure proceedings.
Probate and Trust Litigation and Administration
Assists with the probate and administering of estates of various sizes, ancillary probate for the conveyance of timeshare and real estate interests, trust administration for the conveyance and sale of real property, and probate and trust litigation including petitions and confirmation for the sale of real property.
•Best Paper Real Property Law Topic, Hawaii State Bar Association Real Property and Financial Services Section Award
•Best Paper Constitutional Law Topic, Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division Bernard Levinson Award
•Second Place Award, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law National Student Writing Contest
•Third Place Award, American Planning Association, Planning and Law Division National Student Writing Competition
•First Place Best Advocates Award and First Place Best Oralist Award, 21st Annual National Native American Law Moot Court Competition
•Second Place Best Advocates Award and Second Place Best Brief Award, 20th Annual National Native American Law Moot Court Competition
•CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Business Associations
•Co-Winner, Susan B. McKay Oral Advocacy Competition
Valid Regulation of Land Use or an Out-and-Out Plan of Extortion? Commentary on St. Johns River Water Mgmt. Dist. v. Koontz, 41 Real Est. L. J. 270 (2012).
Also published in Ka Nu Hou, the Annual Newsletter of the Real Property Financial Service Section of the Hawai'i State Bar Association.
•Hawaii State Bar Association
•Maui County Bar Association
•Hawaii State Bar Association - Maui Director, Real Property and Financial Services Section