B.A., English and
University of Hawai`i
William S. Richardson
School of Law
Hawai`i State Bar Association
Hawai`i Women Lawyers
Dartmouth Club of Hawai`i
Cecily D.M. Kaya
Cecily Kaya represents and advises management in a wide variety of labor and employment matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators.
Ms. Kaya previously worked at a Honolulu law firm, where she represented and defended individual and corporate clients in construction litigation, medical malpractice, and general insurance defense matters. Ms. Kaya has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi, United States District Judge, District of Hawai`i.
Ms. Kaya is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her law degree from the University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law. During law school, Ms. Kaya was a member of the Native American Moot Court team, and was a research assistant to Professor Ronald C. Brown in his work in comparative labor law. Ms. Kaya also served as an extern to Judge Kobayashi, and the Honorable Randal K.O. Lee of the First Circuit Court, State of Hawai`i.
Ms. Kaya is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Hawai`i.