Brooke Holliday Hunter is an Associate, and practices in the firm’s Estate Planning, Probate Litigation, and Real Property practice groups. Brooke earned her law degree from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served as co-editor-in-chief and staff writer for the University of Hawaii Law Review.
Brooke received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in Second Year Seminar, which focused on solutions to the growing issue of estate planning for digital assets. She was a board member and instructor with the Students for Public Outreach and Civic Education, a law school organization dedicated to teaching community members about the law and its effects on their lives. She was also a member of the James S. Burns Aloha Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a student representative with the Hawaii Women Lawyers.
“Practicing law allows me to combine my interests in history, writing, policy and current affairs into a single, meaningful profession,” said Brooke. “I begin my career with invaluable lessons learned about leadership, cooperation, fundraising and diligence through my work on the UH Law Review, where I collaborated with classmates, UH professors and with the academic and legal community at large,” she added.
Prior to joining the firm, Brooke was a Judicial Extern for Judge Derrick H.M. Chan of the First Circuit Court. A graduate of Boston University, she earned a B.A. in International Relations, with a concentration in International Systems & World Order and European Regional Affairs. She was a Dean’s Scholar from 2008 to 2011.
Brooke was accepted into Boston University’s prestigious Geneva Internship Program, which allowed her to attend courses at the University of Geneva and work for Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems “HURIDOCS,” a Swiss-based non-governmental human rights organizations. In conjunction with The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Brooke worked to code hundreds of documents in English and French to create the first African Human Rights Case Law database, an intuitive information system that provides free access to a multilingual collection of African human rights case law. Following graduation, Brooke continued working in the field for two years as a web developer and project manager to create and maintain websites and databases for prominent international projects, including the Truth and Justice Commission for Kenya and the United Nations Human Rights Council Review.
Brooke graduated from Punahou School, where she participated in varsity kayaking, and varsity outrigger canoe paddling, steering her crew to a state championship in 2008. Today, Brooke continues her passion for ocean sports, yoga, gardening, archery, and volunteering. She grew up in Aina Haina and currently lives in Manoa. She is active with the Punahou Alumni Association.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Hawaii State Bar Association