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Partner / Hilo

Katherine A. Garson


Katherine Garson is the Administrative Partner in charge of the firm’s Hilo and Kona offices on the Big Island. She is a member of the firm’s Transactional and Litigation practice groups. Ms. Garson concentrates her practice on real property and land use development including representing land owners before a variety of State and County agencies, boards and commissions. Her work includes land use entitlements permitting, zoning, administrative proceedings and litigation related to real property and land use development.

Ms. Garson previously served as the Assistant Corporation Counsel and a Deputy Corporation Counsel for the County of Hawaii. In that capacity, she provided advice and counsel to the Mayor and County Council, as well as to various departments, boards and commissions within the County, including the Department of Water Supply and the Water Board. As a litigator for the County of Hawaii, Ms. Garson’s case load included condemnation and civil rights cases in both state and federal courts.


  • ​Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Honolulu "New Best Lawyer" for Real Estate Law
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2023 for Real Estate Law


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association (inactive)