Michelle Shin was selected as one of Pacific Business News’ Forty Under 40 in 2009. Awardees, all under the age of 40, are leaders in business and community service and must show a consistent “take charge” attitude, and show a high degree of business acumen and savvy business-like approaches to efficiency and change.
Beyond her legal expertise as a full-service transactional attorney, Shin’s understated approach builds a relationship of loyalty and respect as she provides sound, practical advice.
Her volunteerism extends through the arts, environment and legal activism. She volunteers with the ACLU and serves on the board of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Real Property and Financial Services Sections. She served as Secretary and Vice Chair of the Business Law Section.
She is a role model, especially to women lawyers and other women professionals. She advocates for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
One of the youngest Damon Key directors, Shin represents the progression of the firm in its transition from this generation of partners to the next.