Firm: Law Office of Mei Nakamoto
Address: 841 Bishop Street, Suite 1020
Honolulu, HI 96813
Membership: Hawaii State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section); Hawaii Women Lawyers; State Bar of California (inactive).
University: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (B.Ed., with distinction, 1980; B.S., with distinction, 1980), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1984
Admitted: 1985, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (inactive); 1986, Hawaii; 1989, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Biography: Appointments: Settlement Master with the State of Hawaii Family Court's Volunteer Settlement Master program for divorce cases on O'ahu (2004—); member of the State of Hawaii Family Court committees on divorce proceedings and procedures (2006-2007); panelist for the State of Hawaii's judicial conference (2005). Substitute counsel, State of Hawaii's Volunteer Guardians Ad Litem Program for child protection cases. Volunteer, State of Hawaii Family Court's Kids First program on O'ahu; family law trainer, Mediation Center of the Pacific; panelist, NBI seminars on family law; hearing officer, State of Hawaii's Office of Disciplinary Counsel; arbitrator, State of Hawaii First Circuit Court's Court-Annexed Arbitration Program; Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court, James S. Burns Aloha Chapter. Community work: Board member, Family Programs Hawaii (f.k.a. Foster Family Programs of Hawaii); member, Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise (President, 2005-2006); board member, Board of Counselors of Mid-Pacific Institute (pre-K through grade 12 private school; Honolulu); USA Swimming official; Special Olympics Hawaii swimming official.