Our Firm

We are one firm, with one overall mission.

We esteem teamwork over stardom and firm accomplishments over individual accolades. We endorse a collegial environment where everyone helps to deliver the best for our clients. There is an important symbiotic relationship between individual success and firm success.

With over 90 years of dedicated legal service, Cades Schutte attorneys are some of the most sought after in the Pacific region for their dedication, tenacity and innovative perspective on the law.

We are a full-service law firm with over 60 attorneys, providing superior service in over 20 practice areas from our main office in Honolulu and offices in Kona, Waimea, Kahului, and Lihue. Since the founding of our firm in 1922, Cades attorneys have been called on to serve as counsel in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawai‘i.

We offer a wide range of corporate and personal legal services with an emphasis on business counseling. We are proud to serve local, national, and international clients, and regularly handle estate planning, tax, and personal litigation matters.

Cades is organized into five departments—Corporate, Finance and Real Estate, Litigation, Tax, and Trusts and Estates—but departmental lines are fluid. Cades attorneys from different departments routinely collaborate on projects to benefit our clients.  This approach provides a full array of our firm’s expertise and experience.

Utilizing a ‘firm first’ mentality, we’ve adopted a democratic style of management in which the strategic direction and vision for the firm is developed by its partners, and headed up by its Management Committee.

Together, this Committee serves as the Firm’s key visionary, and is specifically charged with implementing the direction and mission of the stakeholders.