Kobayashi Sugita & Goda


999 Bishop Street, Suite 2600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

+1 808 535 5700

+1 808 535 5799


For almost fifty years, Kobayashi Sugita & Goda has been the law firm of choice for Hawaii’s most successful businesses, and has routinely guided the biggest companies in the world through Hawaii’s unique Business environment. We’ve built a reputation for tackling the tough issues and going the extra mile, whether we’re engaged in complex litigation or delicate business relations. Our objective is simple — to surpass the expectations of our clients — with work of the highest caliber, performed with the utmost efficiency, to attain the best results possible. 

KS&G is a full service firm that has been consistently recognized as being among the top law firms in the State of Hawaii by: The Best Lawyers in America®U.S. News and World ReportChambers USASuper Lawyers®Benchmark LitigationCorporate Board Member magazine, and Litigation Council of America. 

Bert T. Kobayashi, Jr. 
is a local litigation star in Benchmark Litigation and has been listed for over 20 years in The Best Lawyers in America. His practice is concentrated in complex commercial and construction litigation, as well as consultation in development and construction matters. 

Wendell H. Fuji 
is recognized as a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation, whose practice is focused on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on matters related to insurance law, torts, and commercial contracts and leases. 

David M. Louie 
is recognized as a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation and practices primarily in complex commercial litigation, construction defect litigation, general liability insurance defense involving catastrophic injuries, government relations and procurement. 

Bruce A Nakamura 
is recognized as future star in Benchmark Litigation listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Nakamura represents energy, utility, transportation, and telecommunication clients in all matters before the public utilities commission of the State of Hawaii and has litigated myriad matters including commercial and business disputes, real property and land use disputes, lender disputes, and civil appeals. 

Lex R. Smith 
is recognized as a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation and listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He represents clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including class action litigation, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, contractual and other commercial disputes, copyright and intellectual property. 

Joseph A. Stewart 
is recognized as a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation and a top rated litigation attorney by Super Lawyers®. His practice areas include complex commercial litigation, public utility and other regulatory issues; bid protests, procurement and construction law including arguing before the Ninth Circuit and Hawaii Supreme Court.

Last Updated Aug 2020