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Arlette S. Harada

Arlette S. Harada

ARLETTE S. HARADA graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu.  Ms. Harada received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California.  Ms. Harada was admitted to the Hawaii Bar in 1984 and to the California Bar in 1985 (inactive).  From 1984 through 1988, Ms. Harada practiced with the law firm of Gill Park Park & Kim in the areas of labor law, civil litigation, worker’s compensation and real estate law.

From 1988 until February 1994, Ms. Harada practiced with the law firm that became Dinman, Nakamura, Elisha & Lahne (“DNEL”) primarily in the areas of civil litigation, involving corporate, construction, condominium and employment issues and in real estate law.  She became a shareholder and director of DNEL in 1991.  From February 1994 until July, 2005, Ms. Harada was a principal in the law firm of Elisha Ekimoto & Harada concentrating in the areas of civil litigation, including corporate, construction, condominium and employment issues, collection/foreclosure, creditor representation in bankruptcy, covenant enforcement and real estate law.

Since August 2005, Ms. Harada has been Of Counsel to Ekimoto & Morris, A Limited Liability Law Company, and has concentrated her practice in the areas of collection/foreclosure, creditor representation in bankruptcy and covenant enforcement.  Ms. Harada has represented clients in jury and non-jury trials before the Circuit and District Courts of the State of Hawaii, on appeal before the Hawaii Supreme Court, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Federal Circuit, before various administrative agencies and in arbitration proceedings.  She has also served as a panelist and speaker on litigation, collection, foreclosure, employment and real estate topics for condominium, property management and attorney groups.

Ms. Harada served as an arbitrator for the Hawaii State Bar Association Court-Annexed Arbitration Program from its inception until 2015 and was a delegate to the Annual State Judicial Conference for two years.  Ms. Harada was the alumnae admissions representative for the District of Hawaii for Wellesley College for ten years and served for one year as the secretary of the board of directors for the Wellesley Club of Hawaii.  She also served on the School Community Council (SCC) for Manoa School for six years and as its Chair for four years.

Ms. Harada currently is on the Board of Directors for the Collection Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and is its treasurer.  She serves on the First Circuit Court’s Foreclosure Committee.  She is the chair of the SCC for Roosevelt High School and has been the Chair of Roosevelt Project Graduation for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.  Ms. Harada also regularly volunteers at the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Room.