Barbara is an exceptional litigator dedicated to helping clients navigate through complicated employment issues. Her extensive experience in management labor and employment law has been generating results for clients since 1982.
Barbara engages in several practice areas, ranging from employment policies to collective bargaining. She also has experience defending discharge and contract interpretation union grievance cases before labor arbitrators.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
A black belt in hapkido, Barbara enjoys teaching martial arts to children. She also serves on the board of the American Heart Association, Hawai‘i Division.
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D. (cum laude), 1982
Russell Sage College, B.A. (cum laude), 1978
State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
AWARDS & HONORS
Benchmark Litigation, Labor & Employment Star, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu, 2016
Chambers USA, 2020
Super Lawyers, 2020