Deep Island Roots, World View
Our firm traces its roots back to 1963 when Frank Damon and Henry Shigekane founded a unique law firm. The ethnic and cultural mix inherent in our firm’s origin has continued as we have grown and is reflected by our ability to offer clients services in such languages as Japanese, and Mandarin, in addition to English. For historical background and our founders, click here.
At Damon Key, we think that firms are best judged by their people. Ours are committed, energetic and enthusiastic. We relish challenges. We temper intelligence and determination with wisdom conferred by a healthy sense of humor, a variety of experiences and a worldview that includes devotion to community and friends. Our firm attracts some of the freshest, brightest talents in law.
Since our beginning over 50 years ago, we have remained first and foremost creative, cost-effective problem solvers. We have over two dozen attorneys who offer a wide range of services for our clients. We have deep roots in the islands’ communities, evidenced by the wide range of professional and service organizations in which our attorneys participate.
Clients benefit from the depth of expertise and diverse backgrounds of our attorneys, the synergy of working relationships within the firm, our multi-language capabilities, and our experience in business management, construction, teaching, science and engineering. We have earned a reputation for preventing and resolving client problems. We consistently strive to achieve cost-effective results, while keeping each client informed throughout the process. We understand that success is measured by client satisfaction.
Our office is in the center of the Honolulu business district, taking the 16th floor of Pauahi Tower at Bishop Square. We are the exclusive Hawaii firm of Meritas, a worldwide network of more than 187 top-rated, independent law firms across 94 countries. The firm is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Our practice groups include: Appeals • Business & Commercial Law • Condominium & Community Association Law • Construction Law • Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy • Immigration & Naturalization Law • Insurance • Land Use & Eminent Domain • Litigation & Dispute Resolution • Real Estate • Taxation • Wills, Trusts & Estates