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Calvert G. Chipchase is a partner practicing in the areas of commercial and real property litigation, land use, zoning and entitlements and employment law and labor relations.


A second generation Hawai‘i lawyer, Mr. Chipchase earned his law degree from the University of Hawai‘i, William S. Richardson School of Law, where he was the class valedictorian and a member of the Hawai‘i Law Review Editorial Board. Before joining Cades Schutte, Mr. Chipchase clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Alan C. Kay, United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i.


Mr. Chipchase is a Lecturer in Law and guest lecturer at the Richardson School of Law. Mr. Chipchase has taught courses in real property, land use, appellate practice, legal writing and scholarly writing. In addition to his responsibilities at the law school, Mr. Chipchase frequently speaks to business groups and provides continuing legal education seminars to Hawai‘i realtors and planners regarding land use, environmental law and historic preservation.


Contact info

Cades Schutte

1000 Bishop Street
Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI, 96813

Cades Schutte LLP

1000 Bishop St
Cades Schutte Bldg.
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4202


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    14 years, 100 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 35%
    14 years, 100 cases
  3. Employment: 25%
    50 cases


Payment types:


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Up and Coming for General Commercial LitigationChambers & Partners Global2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Up and Coming for General Commercial LitigationChambers & Partners Global2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCades Schutte LLP2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lead appellate counsel for lender in GBBY Ewa Ltd. Partnership v. Finance Factors, Ltd.,In favor of lender
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Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Appellate Practice ManualFederal Appellate Practice Manual2013
Hawaii State Bar Association’s Hawaii Appellate Practice ManualHawaii State Bar Association’s Hawaii Appellate Practice Manual2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Colorado State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and American Institute of Certified PlannersJoint Environmental Law and Continuing Legal Education Course2015