Kevin S.W. Chee

Kevin S.W. Chee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Chee Markham Kato and Kim
 | 2700 American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-523-0111
Fax: 808-523-0115
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kevin S.W. Chee, a native of Hawaii, is a partner in and founding member of the highly respected Honolulu law firm of Chee Markham Kato and Kim. Since the establishment of the firm, Mr. Chee has focused his efforts on assisting clients from throughout the Hawaiian Islands who have legal needs in the following areas:

    • Construction litigation
    • Business litigation
    • Civil litigation defense
    • Insurance defense
    • Professional liability defense

    Mr. Chee began practicing law in California in 1977 after earning his law degree from University of California Berkeley School of Law and his admission to The State Bar of California. In 1978, he returned to Hawaii, and he has since focused his career on assisting Hawaii's businesses, corporations and professionals. His approvals to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court allow him to assist clients in various jurisdictions.

    Over the course of his career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Chee has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, along with a number of honors. He has a "Very Good" rating from Avvo, and he has received a Distinguished peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Honolulu magazine named him one of Hawaii's top insurance litigation attorneys in 2016.

    Attorney Chee is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of numerous associations, including the American Bar Association, the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Hawaii State Bar Association.

    * 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.


    About Kevin Chee

    Admitted: 1978, Hawaii

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Hawaii State Judiciary , 1978
    • Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
    • Member, The State Bar of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • Member, Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
    • California
    • U.S District Court for the District of Hawaii, 1978

    Educational Background:

    • Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, Honor: Member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
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    Office Location for Kevin S.W. Chee

    2700 American Savings Bank Tower
    1001 Bishop St.
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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    Last Updated: 7/30/2020

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