Everett Cuskaden is an attorney with over 35 years of experience. Formerly, a Deputy Attorney General with the State of Hawaii, Mr. Cuskaden has also served as a Commissioner on the State Land Use Commission, a Special Master for the Family Court, and in 2004, President of the Family Law Section. He has helped people as an attorney, as a Per Diem Judge (Hawaii), and Arbitrator in civil cases and as a mediator. He also served in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Captain.
Education and Honors: Ohio University (B.S.); University of Denver (J.D.); participant/graduate of numerous seminars and continuing educational courses, one of the latest being the mediation seminar sponsored and taught by James Melamed, a nationally acclaimed Mediator and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University School of Law).
Bar Admittances: Licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hawaii Federal District Court and all State of Hawaii courts. Formerly Deputy Attorney General, Commissioner of the State Land Use Commission, Special Master for the Family Court and, Court Designated Arbitrator.
Ryan C. Cuskaden is an associate of the firm focusing his practice in appellate, guardianship, and intellectual properties law. He was a former law clerk for the Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii, James S. Burns. While in law school, Mr. Cuskaden clerked at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Appellate Division and for Federal Magistrate Judge Francis I. Yamashita.
Education and Honors: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A. 1996); Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1999); SMU Law Review Association Articles Editor; Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Fraternity; American Immigration Lawyers Association; Mediation Center of the Pacific and Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University) Training; Cambridge Who's Who Registry (2007-2008)
Bar Admittances: Licensed to practice before the United States District Court, District of Hawaii and all State of Hawaii Courts. Hawaii State Bar Association Member.
Katra Cuskaden is an Associate of the firm. Ms. Cuskaden came to the firm with legal experience in the area of appellate law, insurance defense and family law.
Education and Honors: Boston College (B.A. 2001), Magna Cum Laude; Hastings College of Law; W.M. Richardson School of Law (J.D. 2004), Cum Laude - ranked 14th in her class; Mediation Center of the Pacific Training.
Bar Admittances: Licensed to practice before the United States District Court, District of Hawaii and all State of Hawaii Courts. Hawaii Bar Association Member.