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About Me

My interest and focus are insurance covreage matters. I post regularly about insurance coverage matters at my blog, I am a co-editor of the ABA's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee's website where articles and case notes related to insurance issues are posted. I speak and write on insurance coverage issues.


Practice Areas


  1. Insurance: 75%
    36 years, 250 cases
  2. Business: 15%
    36 years, 500 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
    36 years, 25 cases

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Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

1003 Bishop St
Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI, 96813-6452

Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

1003 Bishop St Ste 1600
Honolulu, HI, 96813-6452




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - Insurance CoverageSuper Lawyers2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
A Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselDamon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert2004 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hawaii State Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation SectionChairN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
Alaska Bar Association, Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA’s Coverage JournalConstruction Defect Coverage in Hawaii - A Window to the Nationwide Debate2013
Hawaii State Bar Ass’nHawaii Appellate Practice Manual - Co-Author2012
Hawaii Bar JournalThe Battle Over Coverage For Construction Defects2012
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 779Key Issues in Hawaii Insurance Law Answered by the Moon Court2011
Vermont Law ReviewOf Woodchucks and Prune Yards: A View of Judicial Takings From the Trenches2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Francisco Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of the PacificN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Univ of the PacificN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee SeminarNumber of Occurrences2015
Insurance Coverage Litigation SectionOther Insurance Clauses” – Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Nautilus Ins. Co.2014
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee SeminarCaught in the Cross-Fire: Coverage, Defense and Legislation for Gun Claims2014
Hawaii Bar Association ConventionNumber of Occurrences2014
Litigation SectionGroup Builders Update - Dispute Over Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects2013
Insurance Coverage Litigation Section SeminarBad Faith - Crossing the Line2013
Hawaii Bar ConventionConstruction Defect Update2013
Strafford WebinarTriggering Coverage of Progressive First-Party Property Loss - Applying Manifestation or Injury-in-Fact Triggers in Continuous Damage Suits2012
Hawaii State Bar AssociationInsurance Coverage and Bad Faith LItigation: A Primer and 2012 Update2012
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeDo Lower Premiums Pay? Issues in High Deductibles/SIR and Retrospectively Rated Policies2012
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeEnsuing Loss: Deny My Claim If You Must, But Cover My Resulting Loss2011
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeTransfer of Coverage Under the Predecessor’s Liability Policies or Corporate Transactions - What Happened to the Insurance Policy?2009