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Calvin E. Young
  • Partner, 1990

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Biography

Calvin specializes in professional malpractice, aviation, insurance bad faith and product liability.

In addition to being President of the Hawai‘i State Bar Foundation, Calvin serves as a member of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Native Hawaiian Bar Association and the William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association.

Upon graduation from law school in 1982, Calvin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Philip T. Chun, First Judicial Circuit, State of Hawai‘i, and then for the Honorable Wendell K. Huddy, also of the First Judicial Circuit.

Following his clerkships, Calvin worked with Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura, where he became a senior partner in the firm.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Guess how many pints of blood Calvin has donated to the Hawai'i Blood Bank? 50? 100? How about over 200! Mahalo, Calvin! 

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Juris Doctor - 1982
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - 1979
    • Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hawai‘i State Bar Association
  • Native Hawaiian Bar Association
  • William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association

Practice Areas:

  • Aviation
  • Litigation and Disputes
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Litigation and Coverage
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Aviation Litigation

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, 2019

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Hawai‘i State Bar Foundation, President
  • William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association

Past Positions

  • Honorable Philip T. Chun, First Judicial Circuit, State of Hawai‘i, Clerk
  • Honorable Wendell K. Huddy, Clerk
  • First Judicial Circuit, Clerk
  • Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura, Senior Partner