Michael K. Tateishi
Michael K. Tateishi is a member of the following distinguished professional organizations:
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers – Hawaii
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Hawaii State Bar Association
For over 30 years, Michael K. Tateishi has devoted his career to the representation of clients in personal injury matters in Hawaii. He handles personal injury matters including auto and truck accidents, dental and medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death matters.
A native of Hawaii, Mr. Tateishi began his legal career with the Office of the Public Defender in Honolulu, representing criminal defendants. He excelled as a Public Defender, and after only three years was promoted to Supervising Attorney for the County of Maui. Mr. Tateishi then shifted his focus from criminal to civil law when he began working for a Honolulu personal injury law firm. He later opened the Law Office of Michael K. Tateishi, representing victims of personal injury. Mr. Tateishi now focuses solely on representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters, as a principal at Tateishi & Pascual.
Mr. Tateishi was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University Law School in 1977 and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1977. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Education, from the University of Hawaii in 1974.
An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Tateishi has appeared before the First Circuit Court in Honolulu, the Second Circuit Court in Maui, the Third Circuit Court in Kauai, Fifth Circuit Court in Hawaii, the Hawaii Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal District Court, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.