Attorney  W. Anthony Aguinaldo is the firm's founder and brings with him a high degree of expertise in the areas of Civil/ Contract Litigation, Employment Law, and Labor Law. He has successfully litigated various complex cases involving labor and employment disputes, wrongful termination, age and employment discrimination, harassment, as well as, business and contract disputes, breach of contract, and construction defects. Attorney Aguinaldo has successfully represented a number of high profile cases, is highly respected by peers and clients alike, and is recognized as an outstanding trial lawyer.  

A graduate of UCLA School of Law, he has also served in the highly prestigious position as one of three public sector attorneys appointed to oversee the management of Statewide Labor Union negotiations and arbitration. He has also served as Chairman and Advisor of the Litigation Evaluation Committee which assesses and develops strategies for major litigation involving the City and County of Honolulu. Attorney Aguinaldo serves individuals, businesses, as well as City, County and State agencies.  He has litigated for employees as well as employers.
  • UCLA School of Law (J. D. 1991)
  • University of Hawai'i,  Manoa  (B. A. with honors 1988)
Admitted to Practice:
  • Hawai'i
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai'i
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit
  • Hawai'i State Bar Association
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Arbitrator
  • Isabella Association of Hawai'i, Legal Advisor and former Board Member
  • Cagayan Valley Association of Hawai'i, Legal Advisor and former Board Member
  • Friends of John A. Burns School of Medicine, Member
Awards & Recognition:
  • City & County of Honolulu Litigation Evaluation Committee, Chair (selected to oversee and develop litigation strategy and assessments for all major litigation involving the City & County of Honolulu from 2000 - 2003)
  • Selected to serve as one of the three public-sector attorneys in the State of Hawai'i to comprise the specialized legal team convened to represent the combined Management interest in State-wide union negotiations and resulting labor arbitration proceedings (1996)
  • California Asian Pacific Coalition, Board of Directors (1989 -1991)


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