Dale W. Lee

  • Director of Professional Development
  • Faculty Specialist


  • AB Brown University 1970
  • JD Southern Methodist University 1974


Dale W. Lee joined the Law School in 2007 after a distinguished career as a Senior Litigation Partner with the Honolulu law firm of Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda where his clients included international and national corporations and Hawai‘i based companies, families and individuals. He has served as a prosecuting attorney and has represented plaintiffs and the defense in tort and commercial litigation in both State and Federal courts. A member of the Hawai‘i Bar since 1974, he holds an “AV” (highest rating) Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America. He is a former President of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association (2004) and served a term as an appointed member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (2006).This array of experience offers an invaluable teaching and advising enhancement for Students.