Honolulu Attorney – Dispute resolution and litigation, Commercial Transactions and Business Law

Associate Attorney

Julie W. Suen, Esq.

Area of Legal Practice

Associate Attorney Julie SuenIn addressing clients’ legal issues and achieving their business objectives, Ms. Suen approaches every project with the goal of providing comprehensive, straightforward, and practical legal counsel. With a passion for addressing complex legal issues, Ms. Suen brings a client-focused approach to the practice of law.

Ms. Suen has a diverse range of civil and commercial litigation experience, and a strong academic background. As a litigation attorney in Vancouver, BC, Canada, she gained experience representing individuals and businesses in cases that involved insurance law, commercial disputes, personal injury law, and estates litigation. Thereafter, in 2014, she earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, she is one of the few native English speaking Chinese attorneys practicing in Hawaii. Ms. Suen looks forward to utilizing her legal experience, cross-cultural background, and language skills to service the local community.

Bar Admissions

State of Hawaii
Province of British Columbia, Canada

Notable Cases

  • Leland v. Rezaei et al., Vancouver Registry No. M094471: Conducted a 3-day Supreme Court Trial and successfully dismissed the Plaintiff’s claims against the Defendants.
  • Minosky v. Brar, Vancouver Registry No. M103066 (unreported): Conducted a 3-day Supreme Court Trial and successfully dismissed the Plaintiff’s claims against the Defendant.
  • Poirier v. Aubrey, Vancouver Registry No. M075072: Acted as co-counsel in a 10-day Supreme Court Trial, lead evidence and cross-examined medical expert witnesses and lay witnesses, researched case law, prepared written submissions and made oral submissions.
  • Asgari v. Sew, Vancouver Registry No. S081726 (unreported): Conducted a two-day Supreme Court trial for the Defendant on the issue of quantum of damages and successfully argued against costs awarded for the Plaintiff.

Professional Organizations/Community Outreach

Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association National Insurance Subsection (2012 – 2013)
Chair, United Way Workplace Fundraising Campaign (2012)
Board Director, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (2007-2011)
Fund-raiser, Western Canada Division Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (2011)
Pro Bono Clinic Assistant and Interpreter, Western Canada Society Access Justice Pro Bono Clinic (2004)

Education

Master of laws (LL.M.), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i
Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Saskatchewan College of Law
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of British Columbia

Language Skills

Cantonese

Julie W. Suen, Attorney at Law

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