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Roeca Luria Shin LLP

A Limited Liability Law Partnership

900 Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Established: 1988

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage Issues
  • Construction Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Medical Liability
  • General Civil Litigation

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Constructors Hawaii Inc.
  • Corrections Corporation of America
  • County of Maui
  • D.R. Horton, Inc.
  • The Gentry Companies
  • Goodfellow Brothers, Inc.
  • Hard Rock Cafe International
  • Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc.
  • Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
  • Honolulu Board of Water Supply
  • Kaanapali Land, LLC
  • Kmart Corporation
  • Sears Holdings Management Corporation
  • State of Hawaii
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • Walgreen Co.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Arthur F. Roeca

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • California, 1975
  • Hawaii, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections) and Hawaii State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1970
  • Southwestern University, J.D. (cum laude), 1975
Military:
US Army, 1970-1972

James Shin

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1991
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1994

Shannon Wack

Honolulu, HI

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1994
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (Chair, Delivery of Legal Services to the Public Committee; Access to Justice Commissioner)
  • Hawaii Womens Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Hawaii, B.B.A., 1987
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., 1990
Honors:
American Jurisprudence Award Advanced Legal Writing, 1989

Norman K. Odani

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • California, 2002
  • Hawaii, 2007
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A., 1998
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2001

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Of Counsel


April Luria

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • Indiana, 1984
  • Hawaii, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu, 1991-1994

Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Hawaii State Bar Association
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1977
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Lois H. Yamaguchi

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1990
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Hawaii State Representative, 2009-present)
Education:
  • University of Washington, B.A./B.S., 1980
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Graduate Certificate, Public Administration, 1986
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1990
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. Robert G. Klein, First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii (1990-1991)

Jodie D. Roeca

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
Additional Biographical Details:

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu, 1985-1987

Memberships:
  • Hawaii State and Native Hawaiian Bar Associations
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1977
  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, J.D., 1985
Law Review:
Comments Editor, Hawaii Law Review, 1984-1985
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward H. Nakamura, Hawaii Supreme Court, 1984

James F. Ferguson

Honolulu, HI

Admitted
  • Hawaii, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Memberships:
  • Hawaii Bar Association
Education:
  • University of West Indies, Jamaica, LL.B., 1984
  • Norman Manley Law School, J.D., 1986

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