Lyn Flanigan '81

  • Senior Advisor
  • 40th Anniversary Projects


  • BA honors Mills College 1965
  • MA University of Hawaii (East-West Center Grant) 1968
  • JD William S. Richardson Law School 1981


Lyn Flanigan served as the executive director of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association (HSBA) from 2003 until her retirement in 2011.

Before joining the HSBA, Lyn was Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. She has been senior counsel to the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate’s corporate and investment division. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel.

After graduating from the Law School in 1981, Lyn clerked for the Honorable Jon J. Chinen, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaiʻi; and the Honorable Samuel P. King, Senior Judge United States District Court, District of Hawaiʻi.

Lyn is a trustee at Mills College and is a director of the YWCA of Oahu. She previously served on the EWC Board of Governors and the Red Cross of Hawaiʻi Board.

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