Michael K. Tateishi

Michael K. Tateishi: Attorney with Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
  • Principal at Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
  • Wailuku Townhouse, 2158 Main Street, Suite 201, Wailuku, HI 96793
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  • Michael Tateishi. Over 30 years of experience as a Trial Lawyer. Member of the MULTI MILLION DOLLAR Advocates Forum. Membership is limited to attorney who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of the U.S. lawyers are members. SUPER LAWYERS. Membership of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluation. TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS - HAWAII. Membership is by invitation and extended to attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers.
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Michael K. Tateishi is a member of the following distinguished professional organizations:

-Best Lawyers

-Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

-The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers-Hawaii

-American Association for Justice

-American Bar Association

-Hawaii State Bar Association

For 35 years, Michael K. Tateishi has devoted his career to the representation of clients in personal injury matters in Hawaii. He handles personal injury matters including auto and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, zipline, wrongful death, dental and medical malpractice.

Mr. Tateishi began his legal career with the Office of the Public Defender in Honolulu, Oahu. He then shifted his focus from criminal to civil law when he began working for a Honolulu personal injury law firm. He later opened the Law Office of Michael K. Tateishi, representing victims of personal injury. Mr. Tateishi now focuses solely on representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters, as a principal at Tateishi & Pascual. Mr. Tateishi was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University Law School and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1977. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor's degree in Education, from the University of Hawaii. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Tateishi has appeared before the First Circuit Court in Honolulu, the Second Circuit Court in Maui, the Third Circuit Court in Kauai, Fifth Circuit Court in Hawaii, the Hawaii Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal District Court, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Spinal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Personal Injury
  • Severe Burns
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
844-868-2868  Phone
808-244-3933  Phone
808-244-0419  Fax
University Attended:
University of Hawaii, B.A., Political Science, 1974; University of Hawaii, B.Ed., 1974
Law School Attended:
Gonzaga University Law School, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, Hawaii; 1977, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Reported Cases:
Barcai v. Betwee, M.D., 98 Hawaii 470, 50 P.3d 946 (Hawaii, July 18, 2002) (No. 21486); Acoba v. General Tire, Inc., 92 Hawaii 1, 986 P.2d 288, Prod.Liab.Rep.(CCH) P 15,679 (Hawaii, Oct. 20, 1999)(No. 19451); Kaiama v. Hawaii Ins. Co., Inc., 84 Hawaii 133, 930 P.2d 1352 (Hawaii, Jan. 29, 1997)(No. 16055); Sol v. AIG Hawaii Ins. Co., 76 Hawaii 304, 875 P.2d 921 (Hawaii, May 18, 1994)(No. 17038); State v. Harper, 1 Haw.App. 481, 620 P.2d 1087 (Hawaii App., Dec. 12, 1980)(No. 7526); State v. Caraballo, 62 Haw. 309, 615 P.2d 91 (Hawaii, July 15, 1980)(No. 6583); State v. Hong, 62 Haw. 83, 611 P.2d 595 (Hawaii, May 21, 1980)(No. 6296); State v. Caldeira, 61 Haw. 285, 602 P.2d 930 (Hawaii, Nov. 9, 1979)(No. 6984, 6994, 7014); Budget Rent-A-Car, Inc. v. Higashigushi, 109 F.3d 1471, 97 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 2357, 97 Daily Journal D.A.R. 4228 (9th Cir. (Hawaii), Mar. 31, 1997)(No. 94-15932, 94-16510); State v. Gogo, 1 Haw.App.44,613 P.2d 916 (Hawaii App. June 27, 1980) (No. 7359).
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