Toren K. Yamamoto is an Associate in the firm’s Business & Commercial Law practice group. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, where he was Staff Writer and Technical Editor for the University of Hawaii Law Review.
In 2020, Toren was a Summer Intern with the U.S. Army JAG Corps at West Point, New York. While there, he drafted motions and memos, and researched and wrote on various types of legal issues, including military justice and constitutional issues. Additionally, he spent time on complex evidentiary issues and administrative projects. He found the experience to be rewarding and enjoyed working with both the soldiers who came into the office for legal assistance and his coworkers on the job.
While attending law school, Toren served as a Legal Assistant with two Honolulu-based law firms. In this time, he researched and wrote about third-party insurance issues, as well as drafted basic motions, prenuptial agreements, and memos. He also managed client correspondences and transmittals between opposing attorneys.
During the 2016 Hawaii State Legislative Session, Toren served as Committee Clerk for State Representative Kyle Yamashita. While there, he gained valuable insights into the inner workings of the government’s legislative branch. He managed the bill tracking system for the Public Safety Committee, reviewed legislation for the representative, and responded to and addressed the concerns of constituents and the public.
Toren holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance, from Creighton University. At Creighton, he was honored on the Dean’s List several years and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Born and raised in Honolulu, Toren attended Punahou School.
Toren has also expressed an interest in the field of psychology and how it applies to issues relating to the law. To prepare for his day, Toren enjoys surfing every morning at dawn. He is also an avid runner, lacing up his running shoes at least five times a week. He has run two marathons in the past.
Professional and Community Affiliation
- American Bar Association
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- State of Hawaii
- U.S. District Court (District of Hawaii)