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Erin M. Kobayashi

Erin M. Kobayashi is an Associate Attorney at Kleintop & Luria, LLP.  She practices in the area of family law, including divorce and post-divorce matters, paternity matters, adoptions, and guardianships.  Ms. Kobayashi received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2002 and her Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 2011.

In Spring 2011, Ms. Kobayashi was awarded the Dr. James Hoenig Scholarship.  She worked as an extern at the Family Court of the First Circuit under the direction of the Honorable Sabrina S. McKenna, the Honorable R. Mark Browning, and the Honorable Christine E. Kuriyama.

Ms. Kobayashi is admitted to practice law in the State of Hawaii.


  • J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 2011
  • B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2002


  • State of Hawaii, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • Hawaii Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018 – present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association President’s Award, 2019
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute, Fellow, 2015

Previous Experience

  • Volunteer, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 2010 – 2011
  • Extern, Family Court of the First Circuit, the Honorable Sabrina S. McKenna and the Honorable R. Mark Browning in 2011 and the Honorable Christine E. Kuriyama in 2010

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
    – Family Law Section, Secretary, 2017 – present
    – Child Law Section, Chair, 2019 – present
  • American Bar Association, Member
    – Section: Family Law
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers, Treasurer, 2017 – present
    – Secretary, 2014 – 2016
    – Director, 2012 – 2014
  • Kapolei Access to Justice Room, Volunteer Attorney, 2013 – present
  • William S. Richardson School of Law:
    – Volunteer Attorney for the Client Counseling Team, 2012 – present
    – Volunteer Attorney for the Family Law course (instructed by Professor Calvin Pang), 2014, 2018, 2019
    – Guest Judge for the Final Round of the 2019 Regional Client Counseling Competition, 2019
    – Guest Lecturer for the Pretrial Litigation course (instructed by Professor Mei Nakamoto), 2019
  • Volunteer Settlement Master, Family Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, 2019 – present
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii, Volunteer Attorney, 2012 – 2016
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