Joanna Zeigler is an Associate in the firm’s Trial & Appellate Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation practice groups. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, where she was a Staff Writer/Case Note Editor for the University of Hawaii Law Review.
Prior to joining the firm, Joanna served as a law clerk to Judge Lisa M. Ginoza of the Hawaii State Intermediate Court of Appeals, where she drafted legal memoranda and assisted in writing appellate opinions and orders.
Joanna received CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Administrative Law and earned a Certificate in Environmental Law. She was a member of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team and Environmental Law Society Co-Director. Joanna was also a member of the UH Law School women’s flag football team and played in the annual Ete Bowl from 2012-2014. Prior to that, she was a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at the law school. Joanna was an Extern with the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General and a Summer Intern with the Hawaii State Intermediate Court of Appeals. She also served as Summer Clerk with Earthjustice and Summer Intern in the Office of the General Counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Honolulu.
Joanna once served as a Field Technician with AmeriCorps in Hilo, Hawaii, where she assisted in the native habitat restoration of the palila, an endangered bird native to Hawaii, and participated in planting more than 30,000 native plants on Mauna Kea. She attended Humboldt State University where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science, cum laude. Joanna resides in Kaimuki and frequently participates in community beach cleanup events. She enjoys hiking, learning to surf, running and most outdoor activities.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- U.S. District Court (District of Hawaii)