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.
Following graduation, Brooke worked in the field of human rights and information systems 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 and club outrigger canoe paddling, steering her crew to a state championship in 2008. Today, Brooke spends time practicing yoga, gardening and volunteering in her community. She grew up in Aina Haina and currently lives with her dog in Manoa. She is active with the Punahou Alumni Association, Outrigger Canoe Club, and Shinnyo-En Hawaii.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section
- Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Group
- Young Lawyers Division
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- Probate and Estate Section
- Real Property & Financial Services Section
- Hawaii Estate Planning Council
- Hawaii Public Radio
- Generation Listen Leadership Team Member
- The Urban Lawyer
- Associate Editor
- State of Hawaii
- U.S. District Court (District of Hawaii)