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Jesse J. Maeda

Jesse J. Maeda is an associate at the law firm of Chong, Nishimoto, Sia, Nakamura & Goya, LLLP. He joined the law firm in August, 2022.


Mr. Maeda attended the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa where he majored in English, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2018. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the Willamette University College of Law in May 2022. While in law school, Mr. Maeda was a member of the Willamette Law Review, Willamette Moot Court, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and was nominated to serve as an Academic Excellence Fellow, Admissions Ambassador, and as member of the Honor Code Committee. He also earned the top paper in three classes: Criminal Procedure I, Labor and Employment Law, and Presidency and the Constitution. He was admitted to the Hawaii Bar in 2022.


During law school, Mr. Maeda worked as an intern for the State of Hawai’i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the State of Hawai’i Employment Law Division. He also worked for Chong, Nishimoto, Sia, Nakamura, & Goya as a summer intern, and again in his final semester as an extern.


Mr. Maeda is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of Hawai’i and the United States District Court for the District of Hawai’i. Mr. Maeda is a member of the Hawai’i State Bar Association.

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