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Cades Schutte Welcomes Frank Cioffi to the Firm

Cades Schutte welcomes Frank Cioffi to the firm as an associate in the Litigation Department. Frank is a Hawai‘i-licensed Professional Engineer whose practice focuses on civil litigation, construction litigation, and environmental law. Prior to joining Cades Shutte, he was an attorney at the US EPA’s Office of General Counsel at their headquarters in Washington, DC.

Frank earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California; and his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Prior to and during his studies at law school, Frank was a civil design engineer and project and program manager, as well as the environmental engineering department manager, for the state’s (and the country’s) top-ranked engineering design firm. Frank has a long history of successfully identifying Hawai‘i client needs and ensuring successful completion of a wide variety of environmental and engineering design projects. Frank brings a unique perspective to the practice of law, including an intimate understanding of the needs and requirements of owners, design professionals, architects, contractors, and subcontractors.

Frank earned his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i, where he graduated cum laude while simultaneously working full-time as an engineer and manager. As a law student, he was privileged to serve judicial externships with the Honorable Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack at the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii. Frank also earned a nationally-competitive Summer Honors Program full-time clerkship at the US EPA’s Office of General Counsel. Frank’s other accomplishments during law school included serving on the University of Hawai‘i Law Review, earning the Hawai‘i State Bar Association Natural Resources Section Writing Award, and publishing a journal article in the Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.

Frank is admitted before Massachusetts’ state courts, and is scheduled to sit for the Hawaii Bar this summer. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.