Loading...
Lyle S. Hosoda 2017-07-18T01:26:59+00:00

Lyle S. Hosoda

Lyle S. Hosoda is one of the state’s preeminent trial attorneys and is the managing partner of Hosoda & Morikone.  In his over 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Hosoda has represented companies and individuals in connection with complex civil litigation and white collar criminal investigations and enforcement actions.  He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous civil actions, including contract, copyright and real property disputes and has vast experience in litigating complex white collar matters with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal and state enforcement agencies.

Mr. Hosoda firmly believes that the key to helping each client achieve their goals is fostering an understanding of each unique situation.  He takes pride in the firm’s ability to deliver personalized attention to each client to provide guidance and quality legal advice.

While the primary goal is to efficiently resolve a client’s legal matters,  Mr. Hosoda and his team of experienced litigators are well versed in and poised to take cases to trial in all courts in the State of Hawaii.

Mr. Hosoda is admitted to practice in all Hawaii state courts, the Unites States District Court for the District of Hawaii, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Raised in Kailua on Oahu, Mr. Hosoda is a graduate of Punahou School and earned a Bachelor of Arts majoring in ———- from Santa Clara University.  Mr. Hosoda received his Juris Doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law.

Mr. Hosoda has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a top business litigation attorney in Honolulu every year since 2013.  He has also been named by Honolulu Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Hawaii in several litigation specialties since 2014.

Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Plaintiffs
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers – Business Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Plaintiffs

Professional Activities

  • Honolulu Firefighters Executive Board Member

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 

Representative Cases

White Collar Matters

In his white collar practice, Mr. Hosoda has served in the role of representing company executives, employees and other individuals targeted or indicted in federal and state investigations related to violations of financial and environmental regulations, with clients in the telecommunications, automotive and beverage manufacturing industries.  Most recently, Mr. Hosoda secured the dismissal of all felony charges brought by the DOJ against his client, a manger of the Hawaii subsidiary of a Fortune 500 waste management company.