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Ms. Ferrer, former partner at Nakamoto & Ferrer, opened her own practice in Family Law on February 1, 2019. As a Family Law attorney, Ms. Ferrer has a unique depth of knowledge about Hawai'i’s Family Court. After graduating in 2014 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, Ms. Ferrer served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Mark Browning, Senior Judge of Family Court and Deputy Chief Judge of the First Circuit. As Senior Judge Browning’s law clerk, Ms. Ferrer assisted in the administration of over 500 employees and the numerous programs and court proceedings of the Family Court, including juvenile probation programs, a youth detention facility, and proceedings involving juveniles charged with crimes, unsupervised minors, adoptions, guardianships of minors and disabled adults, abused and neglected children, domestic abuse, divorcing families with alimony, property division and child custody issues, and never-married families with child custody disputes. After concluding her clerkship in 2016, Ms. Ferrer became an associate attorney for the Law Office Of Mei Nakamoto. In May 2018, the Law Office Of Mei Nakamoto transitioned to Nakamoto & Ferrer, with Ms. Ferrer being a named partner.
During law school, Ms. Ferrer was a pro bono volunteer with the Family Court’s Ho‘olokahi program, which assists parents who have children subjected to abuse or neglect. She also helped establish Law for Youth Empowerment (also known as LYtE), a law student organization designed to educate and advocate for incarcerated and at-risk youth in Hawai'i. In addition, Ms. Ferrer also served as an extern with the family law division of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i, where she assisted LASH attorneys and staff with indigent adults who needed assistance with divorce, child custody and domestic abuse protection needs.
A 2006 graduate of Punahou School and 2010 graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Ms. Ferrer was admitted to the Hawai‘i State Bar Association in November 2014. She is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Hawai‘i.
Ms. Ferrer is also currently a member of Hawai‘i Women Lawyers organization, serves on the board of directors for the Hawai‘i Filipino Lawyers Association, and is an officer for the Child Law Section of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2019|
|Owner||Law Office Of Shelby N. Ferrer||2019 - Present|
|Partner||Nakamoto & Ferrer, Attorneys At Law||2018 - 2019|
|Associate Attorney||Law Office Of Mei Nakamoto||2016 - 2018|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Honorable R. Mark Browning, Senior Judge of Family Court and Deputy Chief Judge of the First Circuit||2014 - 2016|
|Judicial Extern||Honorable Jeannette H. Castagnetti, District Court Judge of the First Circuit||2014 - 2014|
|Legal Extern||The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii||2013 - 2013|
|Legal Extern||Law Office of Elizabeth Paek-Harris||2013 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Miss Oahu Filipina Scholarship Pageant||Legal Counsel||2019 - Present|
|Mediation Center Of The Pacific Volunteer Settlement Master Program||Court Appointed Volunteer Settlement Master||2019 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Child Law Section||Secretary||2018 - Present|
|Hawaii Filipino Lawyers Association||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Hawaii Women Lawyers||Member||2017 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2017 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|University of Hawaii, Manoa||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
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