Roy A. Vitousek III

Partner

Randy is the resident Partner with the firm’s Hawai`i Island Offices.  He is Chair of the Land Use, Zoning and Entitlements Practice Group.

Randy’s practice concentrates on Real Estate Development and Administrative Law (with a focus on oceanfront residential permitting), Hospital Law (liability and risk management, medical staff issues), Employment Law, General Business and Commercial Law and Litigation, and Hotel/Hospitality Law.

He was a law clerk to Justice H. Baird Kidwell in the Hawai`i Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977. Randy is the former President of the Hawai`i State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the former President of the Hawai`i Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Randy taught appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i (1980 to 1986) and taught hotel law at the University of Hawai`i, School of Business, Travel Industry Management (1983 to 1987).

He opened the firm’s Hawai`i Island Offices in 1987.

Land Use

  • Randy represents individuals and families who purchase land and build homes in coastal or other highly regulated areas, primarily on the islands of Hawai`i and Kauai.
  • Randy also represents businesses and investors in purchasing and selling hotel, resort or development properties.

Representative Clients

  • Mauna Kea Community Association
  • Mauna Lani Resort Association
  • Medical Legal
  • Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation

Education

  • J.D. (1976), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i
  • B.A. (1972), Williams College
  • Hawai`i Preparatory Academy, Kamuela, Hawai`i (1968)

Admissions

  • Hawai`i State Bar (1976)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawai`i State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (President)
  • Hawai`i Institute of Continuing Legal Education (President)
  • William S. Richardson School of Law (Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy: 1980 to 1986)
  • University of Hawai`i, School of Business, Travel Industry Management (Professor, Hotel Law: 1983 to 1987)