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Kauai Estate Law, LLLC is a single-member Limited Liability Law Company, owned and managed by attorney Cynthia Hannah-White.
Cynthia is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and New York, and is a
member of the Kauai Bar Association, the Probate and Estate Planning
section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, and WealthCounsel.

Cynthia graduated from Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, in 1992. 
She was a court attorney and confidential legal assistant to two highly
respected New York State justices for 16 years. In these positions
Cynthia gained a strong knowledge of courtroom procedure and litigation
strategy and tactics, and honed her legal research and writing skills.
She was sought out as an expert in these areas by many attorneys in the
upstate New York area, before she relocated to Hawaii in 2008.

Cynthia received the American Jurisprudence award for outstanding
performance in an Estate Planning practicum, and focused her legal
studies in the areas of taxation and business law.  After law school,
she engaged in a rigorous program of continuing legal  education in the
areas of estate planning, probate law and taxation. By focusing on these
areas of the law, Cynthia is able to stay abreast of the complex and
constantly changing laws and rulings that govern the administration and
taxation of trusts and estates.


Cynthia lives in Wailua Homesteads with her husband, son and extended family. In her spare time, she enjoys being a mentor for Kauai's island-wide high school FIRST robotics team, the Kauaibots, and helping out with Island School's VEX team, the iBots. She also likes to hike, snorkel and just enjoy being outside.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 5%



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Cynthia is an excellent attorney with exceptional skills. Her work is always timely and complete and I can recommend her without reservation.


    Karen Baldwin Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kauai Estate Law, LLLC

2970 Kele Street, Suite 205
Lihue, HI, 96766


NYCurrently registered 199303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifCornell Chapter, Order of the Coif1992
American Jurisprudence Award, Estate PlanningLawyers Cooperative Publishing1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyKauai Estate Law, LLLC2008 - Present
Principal Law ClerkState of New York1992 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2009 - Present
Hawaii State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Garden IslandMaking the Most of Your Retirement Accounts2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Michigan State UniversityBiochemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HSBA Estate Planning and Probate Section MeetingInternation Considerations in Estate Planning2013