Christine A. Terada

Christine A. Terada

There really is “no place like home” for Christine.

After graduating from Dartmouth College and Northwestern University Law School, Christine returned home to Hawai‘i where she concentrates her practice on environmental law, land use, commercial litigation, appeals, and class action defense.

Christine has represented clients in CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) and Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act litigation. She’s also counseled clients on water pollution permitting issues, including NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permits, and defended enforcement actions regarding violations of water pollution laws.


Christine’s commitment to the environment is evident by her work as a council member on the Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Program, which helps communities establish, manage and protect trees and green spaces in or near urban areas.

In her free time, Christine enjoys hiking with her family and two dogs.


Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2012
Dartmouth College, A.B. (magna cum laude), 2007


State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i
Illinois (inactive)