Last month, Damon Key welcomed experienced local attorney Judith A. Schevtchuk as Of Counsel to the firm. She will be continuing her family law practice with the emphasis on military family law and guardianship issues. Schevtchuk (SEVT-chuk) handles both traditional family law matters and dissolutions of civil unions and other alternative family arrangements for all members of our community regardless of the state where they entered their relationship.
Prior to joining the firm, Judy had been a solo family law practitioner in Honolulu (1993-1995 and 1997-2013), was a Deputy Prosecutor and an associate at another Hawaii law firm. Judy retired (2001), as a Commander from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Previously, she had served on active duty with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) in Washington, DC, and with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. After active duty, Judy became a civilian Special Agent in what is now the Naval Criminal Investigative Service at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, California, and later at NCIS headquarters in Washington DC. Judy jokes that she served with both “JAG” and “NCIS” before either of those organizations had become popular TV shows.
Born in Indiana, Judy graduated from Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law at Bloomington and first came to Honolulu in 1989. Active as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Judy is also a member of Hawaii Women Lawyers, and the Family Law Sections of both the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Find out more about Judy here.