Danielle N. Degele

Danielle N. Degele

Danielle N. Degele is a partner and founding member of the firm. She has over 25 years of legal experience and concentrates her practice on labor and employment and construction law.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative law
  • Appeals
  • Business formation and operations
  • Civil litigation
  • Collection law
  • Commercial leasing
  • Condominium associates
  • Construction law
  • Contract formation and disputes
  • Governmental permits
  • Homeowner associations
  • Labor and Employment
  • Land use law
  • Professional and vocational licensing
  • Personnel management
  • Products liability
  • Real estate title and transactions

Affiliations / Distinctions

  • Hawaii State Bar Associations, Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Real Property Section & Labor and Employment Sections
  • Hawaii Island Humane Society, Board Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished
  • Hawaii Court-Annexed Arbitration Program-Arbitrator

Bar Admissions

  • California state courts
  • Colorado state courts
  • Hawaii state courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Prior Work Experience

  • Tom Watts Degele-Mathews & Yoshidia, LLP, Partner
  • Carlsmith Ball LLP, of Counsel
  • Fujiyama Duffy & Fujiyama, Associate


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