Lynn H. Higashi

Of Counsel

Lynn’s expertise is in the area of real estate, focusing on properties located on the Island of Hawai`i.

Lynn was born and raised in Honokaa, on the Island of Hawai`i.  She attended the University of Hawai`i in Manoa, and graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 1977.  While working in private practice in Honolulu, she served as a Member and Vice President of the Defender Council (a body appointed by the Governor of the State of Hawai`i to oversee the Public Defender’s Office), and as an officer of the Hawai`i State Bar Association.

In 1992, Lynn returned home to the Big Island, and has continued her commitment to her community and the State of Hawai`i.  She has served as a Board member of the Disciplinary Board, which is appointed by the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai`i, and supervises Hawai`i’s attorney disciplinary system.  Lynn has also served on the Boards of the Island of Hawai`i YMCA, the Brantley Center, and North Hawai`i Hospice.  She is currently on the Board of the Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests, a non-profit corporation which fosters forest stewardship through cooperation among private and public organizations.

Education

  • J.D. (1977), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i
  • B.A. (1973), University of Hawai`i, cum laude

Admissions

  • Hawai`i State Bar (1977)
  • United States District Court for the District Court of Hawai`i (1977)

Memberships

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • West Hawai`i Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Lynn has participated in the sale and purchase of many commercial, resort, and residential properties, including luxury resort properties and large agricultural lands on the Island of Hawai`i.