Donna Haunani Kalama '93

  • Lecturer in Law


  • BA magna cum laude Willamette University 1988
  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1993


Donna is a deputy with the Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawai'i, in the Major Litigation unit. She has advised both the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation, and their various divisions, boards, and commissions in a wide range of administrative matters and litigation arising therefrom. Donna has also worked on civil rights litigation and numerous appeals. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Donna was in private practice in Honolulu with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, and Miller Tokuyama Kralik & Sur, where she focused primarily on commercial litigation. Donna also clerked for the Honorable Samuel P. King, Senior U.S. District Judge for the District of Hawai'i.


Eric K. Yamamoto, Moses Haia, Donna Kalama, Courts and the Cultural Performance: Native Hawaiians’ Uncertain Federal and State Law Rights to Sue, 16 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I LAW REVIEW 1 (1994)

David L. Callies, Donna H. Kalama, Mahilani E. Kellett, The Lum Court, Land Use, and the Environment: A Survey of Hawai‘i Case Law 1983 to 1991, 14 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I LAW REVIEW 119 (1992)