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Stephen G. Dyer
Partner
Email: stephen.dyer@hawadvocate.com

Mr. Dyer joined the Firm in 1994 and has been a partner since 1999. His practice includes most areas of civil litigation, with focus on defending lawsuits alleging personal injury, sex abuse, medical malpractice, and construction defects. He handles military law matters and litigation involving Japanese nationals and corporations. Parties have agreed to Mr. Dyer as a paid arbitrator in over 20 cases.

Education

Mr. Dyer attended the University of Notre Dame, utilizing a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship, graduating with B.A. degrees in Economics and Japanese. He received his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1985. While in law school, he was awarded a two-year Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to Japan where he completed the highest level of Japanese study at International Christian University. He then spent a year attending Chuo University’s Graduate Law Department in Tokyo, while interning at Yuasa & Hara law offices. He has received education, training and experience from the U.S. Army, to include criminal defense, anatomy, various areas of medicine, and international and military operations law. He attended the Army’s Command and General Staff School and War College.

Experience

Mr. Dyer has practiced in litigation his entire career. He began in the U.S. Army, spending 27 months in Seoul (Yongsan), Korea where he defended soldiers in Courts Martial and administrative hearings, to include 24 jury trials. He was assigned to Hawaii in 1988, spending his last 3 years on active duty at Tripler Army Medical Center defending medical malpractice claims and assisting the U.S. Attorney defending the U.S. in several federal bench trials. He entered private practice in Hawai’i in 1992, continuing with medical mal-practice defense, as well as other areas of civil litigation. He continued his Army JAG career, serving 2 years in the Hawaii Army National Guard, then 17 years as a reservist at U.S. Pacific Command. He retired in 2013 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Affiliations

Mr. Dyer is licensed to practice in Hawaii, Illinois (inactive), Federal Courts in Hawaii and Illinois, and all Military Courts. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and has served as an officer of its Young Lawyers Division. He has been a Rotarian since 1991, serving in many leadership positions, to include President of the Pearl Harbor Rotary Club, and two years as a district Assistant Governor, supervising five Rotary clubs.



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