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Serving Hawaii Since 1992

Steven J.T. Chow

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation 80%
  • Mediations 10%
  • Arbitrations 10%


Admitted to Hawaii State Bar Association in 1981; University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1978; William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., 1981. Licensed to practice in all Courts in the State of Hawaii; U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Fujiyama, Duffy & Fujiyama (1981 -1994), Matsumoto LaFountaine & Chow (1994 to 1999), The Pacific Law Group, AAL, ALC (1999 to 2021). Member, American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association (Board of Directors 2001 - Present), Arbitrator, Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program (1987 - Present), Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association (1987 - Present), Defense Research Institute (1981 - Present), Adjunct Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, Pre-trial Litigation (1998 -2004), Coordinator/Instructor, People's Law School, Wahiawa Adult Community School (1992-1996), Vice Chair/Board Member, State of Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners (1997-2005), Chair/Board Member, State of Hawaii, Motor Vehicle Repair Licensing Board (2006-2014), Vice-Chair/Board Member, State of Hawaii, Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board (2014-Present), Phi Delta Phi, Richardson Inn, Charter and Lifetime Member (1979 - Present), YLD "Justice Award", 2003, Hawaii State Bar Association "President's Award", 2011. Highest "AV" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mr. Chow's experience includes handling all aspects of a civil dispute including discovery, negotiation and settlement, trial, arbitrations and mediation. Practice areas past and present include personal injury, contractual disputes, construction litigation, lease disputes, ADA liability, wrongful termination, sexual discrimination/harassment, Civil Rights litigation and Trust disputes. Mr. Chow has participated as a panel member for the Statewide Training for Arbitrators on all islands and has been a panel speaker and program facilitator for the Hawaii State Bar Association Bench-Bar Conferences and Forums on civil litigation from 2012 to present.

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Fujiyama Duffy & Fujiyama, Partner, 1981 to 1995
  • The Pacific Law Group, Partner, 1995 to 2021

Representative Clients

  • First Insurance Company of Hawaii
  • DB Insurance, USA
  • Hawaiian Telephone
  • G4S Security

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, 1981 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, 1981 to Present
  • Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association, 1988 to Present

Published Works

  • Bell, Chow, McWhinnie and Paul: Taking and Defending Depositions in Hawaii, 2001
  • Chow, Devens, Hunsaker and Van Etten: Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Hawaii, 2003


  • English


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1981


  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Justice Award, 2003
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Presidents Award, 2011

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, 2000 to Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Pretrial Litigation, William Richardson Law, 1988 to 2004

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi