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Onaona P. Thoene

OnaonaP.Thoene

Associate
Location:
Honolulu,Hawaii
Phone:
808-523-2500
Fax:
808-523-0842
Email:

Onaona Thoene is an associate in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of its Environmental and Corporate & Business Practice Groups.  Her practice also focuses on land use, real property, and administrative law.   Onaona received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law with certificates in environmental law and native Hawaiian law, and a B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of San Diego.  She is fluent in Hawaiian.

Prior Work Experience

  • Environmental Law Program Research Associate, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Extern to the Honorable Richard R. Clifton, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Summer Associate, Carlsmith Ball LLP
  • Summer Legal Intern, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Career Criminals Unit

Publications

  • State v. Fields: Should a Declarant's Professed Memory Loss at Trial Satisfy the "Unavailability" Requirement Under Hawai‘i's Confrontation Clause, with Andrea Ushijima, 34 U. Haw. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014)
  • Maybe She's Born With It? Maybe It's Gene Therapy?, with Kiyomi Labuguen, American Journal of Bioethics, Fall 2003

Distinctions

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, University of Hawai'i Law Review, Volume 35
  • Staff Writer, University of Hawai'i Law Review, Volume 34

Affiliations

  • Hawai'i State Bar Association
  • Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Land Use
  • Real Property

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law,Honolulu,Hawaii
    • J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of San Diego
    • B.A., cum laude

Languages

  • Hawaiian