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Deborah A. DiCristofaro
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Biography

Deborah DiCristofaro concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation. Prior to joining Goodsill, she served two terms clerking for Magistrate Judge Wes Reber Porter of the United States District Court, District of Hawaii.
 
Deborah was born and raised in Connecticut and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, Vice President of UConn Mock Trial Society, and was an active Member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board. Deborah was also a judicial extern for Justice Michael D. Wilson of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court, an intern for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and a Community Justice Fellow for Greater Hartford Legal Aid.
 
Prior to practicing law, Deborah was an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center in Kapolei where she worked to help homeless residents secure permanent housing.
 
In her free time, Deborah enjoys staying active by surfing, traveling, and hiking with her dog.

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2020
    • Honors: CALI Excellence Award for Trial Advocacy, Pro Bono Award
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • B.S. - 2016
    • Honors: Cum Laude, Thesis of Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation