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Shawn H. Yamada

Shawn H.Yamada

Associate
Location:
Hilo,Hawaii
Phone:
808-935-6644
Fax:
808-935-7975
Email:

Shawn H. Yamada is an associate in the firm's Hilo office and a member of the Tax, Estate Planning & Wealth Management practice group.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, real property, and land use. 

Prior to joining Carlsmith Ball, Ms. Yamada served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Derrick H. M. Chan of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, conducting legal research and preparing bench memoranda on probate, trust, conservatorship, and guardianship matters, and assisting in court hearings and status and settlement conferences.  She also served as a pro bono volunteer to the Office of the Corporation Counsel, County of Hawai`i, in Hilo and as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Gary W. B. Chang of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit.

Ms. Yamada received her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i.  While in law school, she earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Practice II, Contract Drafting, and Real Estate Development and Finance.  Her B.B.A. degree is from the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai`i, where she received the Oscar and Rosetta Fish Scholarship for Excellence.

Prior Work Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Derrick H.M. Chan, Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawai`i
  • Office of the Corporation Counsel, County of Hawai`i, Hilo
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Gary W.B. Chang, Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawai`i 

Distinctions

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Practice II, Contract Drafting, and Real Estate Development and Finance
  • Oscar and Rosetta Fish Scholarship for Excellence, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai`i

Affiliations

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • Hawai`i County Bar Association
  • Hawai`i Women Lawyers

Areas of Practice

  • Tax, Estate Planning & Wealth Management
  • Real Estate, Land Use & Hospitality

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law,Honolulu,Hawaii
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii
    • B.B.A.