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With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in:

Dispute Resolution and Litigation              Business and Transactional Law

As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals.  My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.  

My transactional practice includes the full spectrum of acquiring, selling, and/or operating a business, from handling negotiations and due diligence, to drafting contracts and other legal documentation.  I am also often called upon to give legal consultation, providing clients with the legal insight they need to avoid potentially damaging legal issues and achieve successful results.

With each endeavor, I strive to serve under the highest work ethic and professional standards.  Mindful of the trust that has been placed upon me, I am committed to achieving the goals of my clients and providing them with practical solutions.

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Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Contracts: 30%
  3. Construction: 20%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%



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    I'm happy to endorse David Squeri. We both went to law school at the University of Hawaii and got our Hawaiian-style litigation training at the same law firm. When I moved to a new position, David took over where I left off and then took on new cases. He got a very hands-on, thrown-in-the-deep-end training in litigation. His many years in Hawaii, in addition to his earlier work experience for the Hawaii state legislature, give him a valuable understanding of how things are done in Hawaii. Also, David has unusually good knowledge of what Japanese clients need. Partly this is because he worked in Japan before becoming a lawyer, but also because the firm we both worked for had numerous Japanese-speaking clients.


    Matthew Grieder
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    Mr. Squeri is an excellent attorney who provides thoughtful and very counsel to his clients. I have known him for several years and readily give him my endorsement.


    Ian Robertson
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Contact info


1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2700
Honolulu, HI, 96813


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyGreater Pacific Law Office, LLLC2015 - Present
Attorney at LawBadger Arakaki, LLLC2012 - 2015
Attorney at LawOtsuka & Associates, LLLC2008 - 2012
Research Attorney, 2008 Legislative SessionHawaii State Senate, Senate Majority Office2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State Bar Association ("HSBA")MemberN/A
HSBA Appellate SectionMemberN/A
HSBA International Law SectionMemberN/A
HSBA Business Law SectionChairperson2014 - 2016
HSBA Litigation SectionChairperson2013 - 2013
HSBA Business Law SectionVice Chairperson2013 - 2013
HSBA Litigation SectionVice Chair2012 - 2012
HSBA Business Law SectionSecretary2012 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
日刊サン(Nikkan Sun, Japanese Language Newspaper)契約書の重要性( Japanese Article on Contracts)2016
日刊サン(Nikkan Sun, Japanese Language Newspaper)投資ビザ詐欺被害(Japanese Article on Investment Visa Fraud)2015
MMA Hawaii MagazineLegislative Report: Media Tax, Amateur Sport, and Other Things to be Considered2010
MMA Hawaii MagazineIntroducing HRS 440E’s Little Brother, Proposed HAR 16-1182009
MMA Hawaii MagazineBeing Regulated without Regulations…still waiting for HAR 16-1182009
AVVOAnswered Legal QuestionsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
International University of JapanN/AMA - Masters1995
New York UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HTDC SeminarWorking with your Lawyer, a Cost Effective Approach2014