Clarisse Kobashigawa
Practices & Industries

Real Estate Litigation
Commercial and Complex Civil Litigation
Labor and Employment Law


Attorney Clarisse Kobashigawa joins Durrett Lang & Morse, LLLP focusing on all civil litigation matters, including complex commercial business litigation, real property and land use disputes, and employment law.
With ten years in private practice, Clarisse possesses jury trial experience in Hawaii’s federal and state courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums including arbitration and mediation.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Clarisse earned a B.A. in Political Science from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. At Hamline, she received the CALI Award for excellence in Commercial Law (Secured Transactions).

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and remains committed to perpetuating the Okinawan culture through her involvement with the Hawaii United Okinawan Association.

Served as first chair in a federal civil jury trial involving multiple plaintiffs and constitutional violations. Advocated for a wide array of clients’ personal, economic and business interests in various forums, including federal court, state circuit courts, condominium and homeowners’ association litigation and disputes and council boards, mediation and arbitration.

Extensive experience with personal injury civil litigation involving toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Representative Matters & Transactions

  • National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA), Top 40 Under 40 (2019)
  • Hawaii Association for Justice, Past President
  • Hawaii United Okinawan Association (HUOA), President-Elect 2021, Legal Committee, Chair – 2020 & 2021; VP Traditional Media 2021
  • OrokuAzajin Club - President, 2020 – 2022, President Elect, 2018-2020, Vice President, 2016 - 2018



Bar Admissions

Hawaii State Bar Association

Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN – J.D.
Creighton University, Omaha, NE – B.A.

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