W. Keoni Shultz

Partner

Over the last decade and a half, Keoni has become one of a handful of attorneys in Hawai`i with expertise and extensive experience in the quieting of land title.

Keoni is a partner with the firm’s litigation department. He focuses on Hawai‘i based real property litigation including quiet title and partition law, Haw. Rev. Stat. chapters 668 and 669. Keoni has been involved in numerous quiet title and partition actions throughout the islands involving clients big and small and he also has extensive experience in matters involving easement and boundary disputes.

He has also served as counsel for land owners in all phases of real estate disputes including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation, and appeals. Keoni’s practice also includes general civil litigation matters including construction litigation, foreclosures, and alternative dispute resolution.

  • Representing Hawai‘i landowners in quiet title litigation involving everything from the smallest of parcels to multi-million dollar properties
  • Representing a diverse set of clients in both inter-family and unrelated multi-party partition actions
  • Litigation of property boundaries for various landowners on multiple islands
  • Representing landowners concerning access and easement rights including advice on the applicability and enforcement of native Hawai`ian rights and associated traditional and customary practices

Awards and Recognition

  • HSBA Leadership Institute, Fellow, 2013

Education

  • J.D. (2000), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i, cum laude
  • B.A. History (1997), Princeton University

Admissions

  • Hawaii State Bar (2000)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2000)
  • State Courts of Hawaii (2000)
  • U.S. District Court of Hawaii (2000)

Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association (2000)
  • American Bar Association (2000)
  • Kamehameha Schools Alumni  (1993)