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Lennes N. Omuro
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As a litigator at Goodsill, Lennes gets results. He has successfully represented clients in trial, arbitration, mediations and appeals in both federal and state courts.

 His experience in the areas of construction litigation, real estate-related litigation, insurance, commercial litigation, premises liability, personal injury, nuisance/landowner liability, professional malpractice and class actions makes it easy to see why he’s recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.


Lennes remains true to his school-and cheers for Stanford every chance he gets.


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

  • New Hawai’i Construct Defect Claims Law. February 2005. Hawai’i Bar Journal
  • Electronic Discovery. February 2005 Hawai’i Bar Journal
  • Landowner Liability to Persons Outside the Premises: Beware of Falling Rocks April 2005 Hawai’i Bar Journal
  • Hawai’i Section of the USLaw Construction Compendium. 2009 to 2015 editions.
  • Hawai’i Section of the DRI Construction Litigation Desk Reference. 2009 and 2015 editions.
  • Removing a Case to Federal Court When Diversity Jurisdiction Exists. November 2014. Hawai’i Bar Journal.
  • Lateral Hiring of Attorneys-Positives with Pitfalls. March 2016. Hawai’i Bar Journal
  • Gifts from Clients: Yes or No. April 2016. Hawai’i Bar Journal
  • Of Counsel – What Does It Mean? August 2016. Hawai’i Bar Journal.
  • The Unauthorized Practice of Law in Hawai’i. September 2016. Hawai’i Bar Journal.
  • Ethics and Social Media: Will You Be My Friend? January 2017. Hawai’i Bar Journal.
  • Lawyer Impairment and Related Ethical Considerations. February 2017 (re-published January 2021). Hawai’i Bar Journal.
  • Construction Litigation: Who bears the risk of fault and prerequisites to filing an action. August 2017. Hawai’i Bar Journal
  • Contingent or Success Fees in Transactional Matters: Ethical Considerations and Risks. December 2017. Hawai’i Bar Journal.
  • The Unauthorized Practice of Law in Hawai’i September 2016 and March 2022Hawai’i Bar Journal , Hawai’i Bar Journal

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1990

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • Hawai‘i Bar Journal, Board of Editors
  • American Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas:

  • Construction Law
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Litigation And Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 and prior years
    • 2021 Litigation – Construction
    • 2021 Litigation – Insurance
    • 2021 Litigation – Real Estate