Short Bio


J.D. University of Washington, Seattle

B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Certificate of International Law, Peace Palace the Hague, Netherlands

Worked as a Public Defender, State of Hawaii in 1980s

Worked as EEOC Trial Attorney for Honolulu Office, 1998-2001In private practice, general law including discrimination, civil rights, family law, adoption, personal injury , criminal law and appeals.

Former Hawaii Civil Rights Commissioner, 1989 -2001

Author, African American Attorneys in Hawaii, Pacific Raven Press 2010, and Justice For All, Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee, Wisconsin Historical Press 2017

Recipient of the NAACP Honolulu Chapter, Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

Recipient of Civil Rights Attorney of the Year Award 2016, Sister Empowering Hawaii.