Wayne R. Wagner

Wayne R. Wagner

Wayne is a commercial litigator with experience in environmental matters, intellectual property, federal class actions, construction defect, and appeals. Prior to joining Goodsill, he clerked in federal court for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the Honorable Susan Oki Mollway, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court of Hawaiʻi.  In state court, Wayne also served the Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald, Chief Justice of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court, as a law clerk, then as his Special Assistant/Counsel.

Wayne graduated the top of his class at William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi, where he also served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review and was co-winner of the Susan B. McKay Moot Court Competition.


When Wayne needs a break from the courtroom and classroom - he teaches legal writing at William S. Richardson School of Law - he heads for the outdoors to hike or play soccer. He and his wife once logged 130+ miles hiking the Welsh coast and English countryside (and stopped in Manchester to watch his favorite soccer team Manchester United).      



William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2013
Columbia University, Ph.D. candidate, 2007-2009
University of Chicago, M.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
Boston University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002


State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i