Trisha’s practice areas include the defense of medical malpractice claims, personal injury, insurance litigation, and the representation of physicians in administrative disciplinary matters. She has represented numerous clients in alternative dispute resolution and has assisted lead counsel in trying medical malpractice cases to verdict.
Trisha obtained her B.A. in Speech, with distinction, from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2006. She was a member of the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine basketball team and achieved numerous academic accolades as a student-athlete. Trisha received her law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i, in 2010. While in law school, she received the Bernard Levinson Memorial Award for the Best Constitutional Law Second-Year Seminar Paper, and served as a Technical Editor for the University of Hawai‘i Law Review. As a law student, Trisha also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi of the United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i.
Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Trisha served as a law clerk to the Associate Justice James E. Duffy, Jr. of the Hawai‘i State Supreme Court. Trisha is a member of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all Hawai‘i courts and the United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i.
- J.D. (2010), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i
- B.A. (2006) in Speech, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, with distinction
Awards and Honors
- Listed in Best Lawyers® since 2021
- Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars since 2017
- Hawai‘i State Bar (2010)
- United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i (2010)
- Hawai‘i State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
August 20, 2020 - 39 Cades Schutte LLP Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® List
November 21, 2017 - Cades Schutte Featured in ‘Iolani School’s Report of Giving 2016-17
September 3, 2016 - Trisha L. Nishimoto Appointed to Hawaii CAAP Panel of Arbitrators