David A. Nakashima

David A. Nakashima

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Recognized by Best Lawyers 2024

Recognized in Best Lawyers since

David A. Nakashima is highly recommended by his clients and peers as an effective and successful advocate.
He uses over thirty–five years of legal and litigation experience to assist his clients resolve business and
real estate problems and disputes.

David has been recognized by a number of national rating organizations including Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year
(Real Estate Litigation, 2021 and Construction Litigation, 2016), Benchmark Litigation, Martindale‐Hubbell, Chambers
USA Leading Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America©.

Admitted to Practice

  • Hawaiʻi
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaiʻi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Awards and Recognition

  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Litigation Star: Appellate, General Commercial (2011–2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America©
    • Lawyer of the Year (Real Estate Litigation, 2021)
    • Lawyer of the Year (Construction Litigation, 2016)
    • Commercial Litigation (2013–Present)
    • Antitrust Litigation (2012–Present)
    • Construction Litigation (2012–Present)
    • Real Estate Litigation (2012–Present)
  • Chambers USA™ Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Commercial Litigation (2006–2017)
  • Martindale‐Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • Super Lawyers
    • Business Litigation (2008–Present)


  • University of Hawaiʻi, William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D. 1977)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. with honors, 1973)