Daniel M. Chen

Top rated civil litigation attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii

Daniel M. Chen
Daniel M. Chen
Daniel M. Chen

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Estate & trust litigation, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Hawaii since: 2001

Education: University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

Daniel M. Chen

999 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813 Visit website


Attorney Daniel M. Chen is a Partner at the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel A Limited Liability Law Partnership LLP in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Chen is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and serves clients on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Hawaii Island.

Mr. Chen has been licensed to practice in Hawaii since 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in all types of lawsuits and disputes. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients in matters involving trust disputes, partition sales, business disputes, real estate disputes, and serious personal injuries.  He has received an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Chen has appeared in both state and federal court. In addition, he is a skilled negotiator and serves as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program. He has participated in numerous administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations.

In addition to running his practice, Mr. Chen has held seminars on insurance and various litigation topics. He has also served as a presenter for the National Business Institute and has published a Q&A Guide to commencing a lawsuit in Hawaii entitled, "Commencing an Action: Hawaii" with Practical Law Litigation.

Mr. Chen is active in the Hawaii State Bar Association and belongs to the Litigation, Probate, and Federal Bar Association sections. He is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and previously served as the Hawaii Membership Chair for the Defense Research Institute.

As a graduate of Punahou School, Mr. Chen went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He then received his law degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the Law Review and the Sports Law Moot Court Team.

Practice areas

Civil litigation: defense, Estate & trust litigation, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Animal law, Business litigation, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Real estate: business, Real estate: consumer

Focus areas

Will contests, Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 10% Civil litigation: defense
  • 20% Estate & trust litigation
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Animal law
  • 10% Business litigation
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 20% Other

First Admitted: 2001, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://goodsill.com/attorney/chen-daniel-m/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Section, Member
  • Hawaii, 2001
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association), Member
  • Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Arbitrator
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, National Business Institute Legal Seminars
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • DRI (Defense Research Institute), Hawaii Membership Chair
Educational Background:
  • Punahou School, Diploma, 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1998

Office location for Daniel M. Chen

999 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-206-7768


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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