Roger W. Fonseca

Of Counsel

Roger has more than 40 years of experience concentrating in pension plans, employee benefits and closely-held business organizations.

Roger joined the firm in an “of counsel” capacity in 2007. He graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. summa cum laude in 1970 and from Yale Law School with a J.D. in 1973.

He has taught and lectured on pension issues extensively both in Hawaii and on the mainland.

  • Hawaii National Bank
  • First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.
  • Outrigger Hotels Hawaii
  • Kaneohe Ranch Company, Ltd.


  • J.D. (1973), Yale University
  • B.A. (1970), Occidental College

Awards and Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® since 1987
  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for 2011 – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Chambers USA, 2019


  • Hawaii Bar (1974)


  • Hawaii Justice Foundation, Director 2002-8
  • American Civil Liberties Union, National Board Member 1986-95, 2001-3, 2010-13
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Director 1979-