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Daniel J. Padilla

DanielJ.Padilla

Associate
Location:
Honolulu,Hawaii
Phone:
808-523-2523
Fax:
808-523-0842
Email:

Daniel J. Padilla is an associate in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of its Corporate & Business and Real Estate, Land Use & Hospitality practice groups.  Daniel received his J.D. from the University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law, where he served as a teaching assistant and research assistant.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Extern for The Honorable Richard W. Pollack, Hawai`i Supreme Court.  As a law student, Daniel developed and presented the law curriculum for Hawai`i's Forensic Medical Examiners Certification Program, drafting legal memoranda for the Hawai`i State Board of Education, and examined  legal federal issues related to the rights of Native Hawai`ians and the administration of the Hawai`ian Homelands for the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Before law school, Daniel enjoyed a long and successful career in the music industry.  He performed as a member of the Honolulu Symphony for nearly a decade, served as Director of Orchestras at the University Laboratory School, and taught as a Lecturer at Chaminade University.

Prior Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Research Assistant, University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Extern for The Honorable Richard W. Pollack, Hawai`i Supreme Court
  • Extern, Carol P.M. Tyler, Interim Forensic Director, Courts & Corrections, Honolulu
  • Extern, Hawai`i State Board of Education
  • Extern, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Native Hawai`ian Relations
  • Director of Orchestras, University Laboratory Schools
  • Lecturer in Performing Arts, Chaminade University
  • Section Violinist, Honolulu Symphony

Distinctions

  • Law School Achievement Scholarship, University of Hawai`i
  • Augusto Camara III Memorial Scholarship, University of Hawai`i
  • Manoa Opportunity Grant, University of Hawai`i
  • David Smith Memorial Scholarship, Yale University
  • School of Music Scholarship, Northwestern University
  • H&I Gordon Memorial Fellowship, Tanglewood Music Center

Affiliations

  • Hawai`i State Bar
  • Hawai`i State Teachers Association
  • Filipino Lawyers Student Association

 

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate & Business
  • Real Estate, Land Use & Hospitality

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law,Honolulu,Hawaii
    • J.D.
  • Yale University
    • M.M.
  • Northwestern University
    • B. Mus.
  • Northwestern University
    • B.A.