Michael K. Tateishi

Of Counsel

Michael K. Tateishi

Of Counsel

Maui is my home and where I raised my family. As a community member, I feel it is my responsibility to make sure that people who are wrongfully injured here are protected under the law. Whether a case is big or small, I am committed to achieving the best results for every client.

Michael K. Tateishi

Born and raised in Honolulu, Michael earned two bachelors degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He then graduated from the Gonzaga University School of Law.

Michael began his legal career at the Office of the Public Defender in Honolulu. He came to Maui to head the Public Defender’s Maui office in the early ‘80s. Thereafter, Michael never left. He built a successful private criminal defense practice prior to transitioning to civil law practice.

For more than 40 years, Michael has dedicated his practice to helping the wrongfully injured. Michael has successfully litigated complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Michael obtained one of the largest personal injury recoveries on Maui when he recovered more than $15 million resulting from a medical malpractice and software defect.

An experienced trial lawyer, Michael has appeared before courts on all islands and has argued before the Hawaii Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Michael is married with three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys swimming, cooking, and traveling.

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A.
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D.

Michael K. Tateishi is a member of the following distinguished professional organizations:

  • Best Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Maui Bar Association
  • Hawaii Association for Justice

 

  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A.
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D.

Michael K. Tateishi is a member of the following distinguished professional organizations:

  • Best Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Maui Bar Association
  • Hawaii Association for Justice

 

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Automobile Accident Injuries
  • Spinal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Severe Burns
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Zipline Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit