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Steven L. Goto

Mr. Goto joined the firm in October 1993 and concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate advocacy, products liability and professional malpractice. He became a partner with Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura in 1999.


Mr. Goto attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with Distinction. He received honors in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Hui Po’okela, University of Hawai’i Mortar Board. He attended Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, Loyola Marymount University, on a full tuition scholarship, and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree in 1993. Mr. Goto also served as a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.


Upon graduation, Mr. Goto joined the firm in 1993 where he has developed a practice focusing primarily in personal injury, professional malpractice, workers’ compensation and appellate practice and procedure. Tri-S Corp. v. Western World Ins. Co., 110 Haw. 473, 135 P.3d 82 (2006); Wittig v. Allianz, A.G., 112 Haw. 195, 145 P.3d 738 (Ct. App. 2006); Kimberly v. State of Hawaii, et. al., No. 23954, 2005 Haw. LEXIS 392, (Haw. July 29, 2005); Reiche v. Ferrera, No. 24449, 2003 Haw.App. LEXIS 7 (Ct. App. Jan. 16, 2003); Tamashiro v. Control Specialist, Inc., 97 Haw. 94, 34 P.3d 24 (Ct. App. 2001); and Helfand v. Gerson, 105 F.3d 530 (9th Cir. 1997).


Mr. Goto is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association. He is also a member of several academic societies including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, University of Hawaii Mortar Board, and Phi Eta Sigma.

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