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Of Counsel / Kona

Michelle Chi Dickinson


Michelle Chi Dickinson is an Associate in the firm's Kona office and a member of the  Transactional and Litigation practice groups. Her experience has included numerous  commercial real estate transactions, intellectual property licensing, corporate and business  advice and representation, and toxic tort litigation. Prior to joining Carlsmith Ball, Ms. Dickinson  held management level positions with companies in the real estate, financial, and  manufacturing industries. She also served as the general counsel of Kenquest, Inc.

Ms. Dickinson received her J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude,  and received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Connecticut. She is admitted to  practice before the state courts in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, and New York, as well as  before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court in  Hawaii.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Phi Delta Phi honor society​
  • University of Connecticut, Dean's list; New England Scholar; Honors program; Political Science Award for Excellence


  • ​Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Korean American Bar Association of Hawaii
  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Real Property and Financial Services, Director