Trisha L. Nishimoto

Associate

Trisha is an associate in the Litigation Department of Cades Schutte. She joined the firm in 2012.

Trisha’s practice areas include the defense of medical malpractice claims, personal injury, insurance litigation, and the representation of physicians in administrative disciplinary matters.  She has represented numerous clients in alternative dispute resolution and has assisted lead counsel in trying medical malpractice cases to verdict.

Trisha obtained her B.A. in Speech, with distinction, from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa in 2006. She was a member of the University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine basketball team and achieved numerous academic accolades as a student-athlete. Trisha received her law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi, in 2010. While in law school, she received the Bernard Levinson Memorial Award for the Best Constitutional Law Second-Year Seminar Paper, and served as a Technical Editor for the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review.  As a law student, Trisha also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi of the United States District Court for the District of Hawai`i.

Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Trisha served as a law clerk to the Associate Justice James E. Duffy, Jr. of the Hawaiʻi State Supreme Court. Trisha is a member of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all Hawaiʻi courts and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaiʻi.

Education

  • J.D. (2010), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi
  • B.A. (2006) in Speech, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, with distinction

Admissions

  • Hawai`i State Bar (2010)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawai’i (2010)

Memberships

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association