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Ashley C. Chinen
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Ashley has represented employers in breach of contract, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, Equal Pay Act, and labor claims. Ashley also advises employers on employment issues and helps draft policies and handbooks.  Previously, she worked in the San Francisco office of a national defense firm representing and advising employers in employment and labor matters.

While attending University of San Francisco School of Law, Ashley earned a Certificate in Labor and Employment Law with Honors and received the ABA Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. She was also a member of the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, starting out as a Technical Editor and eventually promoted to Senior Business Editor.


When Ashley takes a break, she can often be found in the garden.  Ashley is a member of the Honolulu Rose Society and grows over 20 rose varieties in her garden.  She enjoys growing other cut flowers and is developing a productive, at-home food forest.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of San Francisco
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Hawai‘i State Bar Association
  • YP Member and volunteer – Chamber of Commerce

Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2018-2021
  • Best Lawyers Ones to Watch for 2021-2022
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