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Thomas J. Berger joined Watanabe Ing in 2012 as an associate in the Creditors’ Rights and Business Law Group. Prior to joining Watanabe Ing, Mr. Berger practiced civil litigation with a Honolulu law firm. His practice areas include bankruptcy law and creditor rights, collections, commercial litigation, government contracts and procurement, landlord rights, real property law, and government relations. Before entering private practice, Mr. Berger clerked for the Honorable Judge Richard Bissen, Jr. at the Second Judicial Circuit of Hawaii on the Island of Maui. While attending law school, Mr. Berger worked as an extern for the Honorable Judge Richard Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Practice Areas


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 35%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    5 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
  5. Government Contracts: 5%

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  • Benjamin Martin Andrews

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  • Trevor Ross Ozawa

    I know Tom because we were co-workers at one point in time. Tom is a very hard working attorney that is always prepared and very knowledgeable in his work. I highly endorse Mr. Berger.


    Trevor Ozawa Real Estate Attorney
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Contact info

Watanabe Ing LLP

999 Bishop St
23rd Floor
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4423


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award in Academic Excellence for Federal CourtsWilliam S. Richardson, School of Law, University of Hawaii2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateClay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell2010 - 2012
Law Clerk to Hon. Judge Richard Bissen, Jr.Judiciary State Of Hawaii2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mortgage Bankers Association of HawaiiN/A2013 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
E*Trade Bank v. Chadwick, Intermediate Court of Appeals, CAAP 11-0000112Judgment affirmed in favor of lender
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Publication nameTitleDate
BepressTax Incentives and the War on Drugs2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of HawaiiN/AN/A2005