Daniel Chen
Daniel M. Chen
  • Partner


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Daniel is a seasoned litigator who has extensive experience handling disputes involving trusts, real estate, businesses, and personal injury matters. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state court, federal court, arbitrations, administrative hearings, and mediations. Daniel has conducted litigation and insurance seminars for corporate clients and has served as a Presenter for the National Business Institute.

Daniel has received an AV-Preeminent Peer-Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Top Attorney rating from Avvo.


Daniel was born and raised in Kailua, Hawai’i and is a graduate of Punahou School. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania and played on the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team (Division I). After graduating from college, Daniel returned home and attended the University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law. In law school, Daniel was a member of Law Review and the Sports Law Moot Court Team. In his free time, Daniel enjoys tennis, golf, stand up paddle boarding, and trying his luck in Las Vegas.


  • University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawai’i
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Law Review, Sports Law Moot Court Team
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1998
  • Punahou School
    • Diploma - 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Hawai’i

Professional Associations

  • Hawai‘i State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute - Former Hawai’i Membership Chair
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program - Arbitrator
  • National Business Institute - Presenter

Published Works

  • Commencing an Action: Hawai’i, Practical Law Litigation

Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Litigation and Coverage
  • Trust and Estate Litigation and Controversy
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Classes & Seminars

  • Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in Hawai’i, National Business Institute
  • Building Your Civil Litigation Skills, National Business Institute


  • AV-Preeminent Peer-Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 10.0 Top Attorney rating from Avvo
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2016