November 9, 2022  |  News

Cades Schutte Litigation Team Welcomes Katherine E. Bruce

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Cades Schutte is proud to have recently welcomed Katherine E. Bruce as an associate in the firm’s Litigation department.

Admitted to practice law in both Hawai‘i and New York, Katherine clerked for the Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and served as the Chief Justice’s special assistant, supporting the administration of the Hawai‘i judiciary before joining Cades Schutte. She also clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

“We are excited to welcome Katherine to Cades Schutte’s litigation team,” said Kelly G. LaPorte, Chair of the Litigation Department. “The Litigation Team is one of the largest teams at the firm, and Katherine’s arrival will enable us to better serve our clients in the high-stakes civil litigation and dispute resolution matters we are currently advising on.”

About Cades Schutte LLP

Cades Schutte is a full-service law firm with over 80 attorneys, providing superior service in over 40 practice and industry areas from our main office in Honolulu and offices in Kahului, Kona, Līhu‘e, and Waimea. Since the founding of our firm in 1922, Cades Schutte attorneys have been called on to serve as counsel in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawai‘i.

Cades Schutte offers a wide range of corporate and personal legal services with an emphasis on business counseling. The firm is proud to serve local, national, and international clients, and regularly handles estate planning, tax, real estate, finance, and civil litigation matters.

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

The firm has adopted a democratic style of management in which the strategic direction and vision for the firm are developed by its partners, and headed up by its Management Committee.


Erika Galarneau
Marketing & Business Development Manager

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