David A. Nakashima

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Nakashima Ching LLC
 | 737 Bishop St, Suite 2090
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-784-2090
Fax: 808-784-2091
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Handling legal matters of real estate and business problems and disputes in Hawaii, David A. Nakashima is a partner at Nakashima Ching LLC. With over 35 years of experience in litigation, Mr. Nakashima is highly respected by peers and clients alike as a highly skilled, experienced, knowledgeable attorney who is a strong advocate for clients.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Nakashima earned his Juris Doctor in 1977 from the University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law after graduating with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. Since then, he has been admitted to practice in Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. 

He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Named the Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America in 2017 for construction litigation, commercial litigation since 2013, antitrust litigation since 2012 and real estate litigation since 2012, Mr. Nakashima’s practice areas include complex commercial litigation, antitrust, construction, corporate and business, government contracts, litigation, real estate, and real estate title and litigation.

For his adherence to legal ethics and superior skills, Mr. Nakashima has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Nakashima has also been named one of the Leading Lawyers for Business for Chambers USA for commercial litigation since 2006 and is a Fellow for the Litigation Counsel of America.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About David Nakashima

Admitted: 1977, Hawaii


  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business, Commercial Litigation, 2006-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Litigation, 2012-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Litigation, 2012-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust Litigation, 2012-present
  • AV rating (2010-present), Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Litigation Star (2011-present), Benchmark Litigation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member


  • Roberts Hawai`i School Bus, Inc. v. Laupahoehoe Transportation Company, Inc., 91 Hawai`i 224, 1994

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A. with honors
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Office Location for David A. Nakashima

737 Bishop St
Suite 2090
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-784-2090

Fax: 808-784-2091


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Last Updated: 6/14/2017

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