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Provided by Kelly LaPorte

Practice Areas

Agriculture & Food Distribution, Construction, Educational Institutions, Employment Law & Labor Relations, Energy, Hospitality & Retail, Insurance Coverage & Defense, Intellectual Property, Land Use, Zoning & Entitlements, Litigation, Non-profit & Tax-Exempt Organizations, Professional Liability, Real Estate, Water Resources

Career

Kelly, a former Airborne Ranger, is Chairman of stet Litigation Department of Cades Schutte. He is also the Chair of the Educational Institutions Law Practice Group.

His practice focuses on civil trial and appellate matters, including the prevention, mediation, arbitration, and litigation of business, real estate, construction, employment, intellectual property, telecommunications, trust, school, and insurance disputes. He also is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and frequently serves as an arbitrator.

Kelly is recognized as a leading attorney in Litigation: General Commercial by the Chambers & Partners USA Guide, and has received the highest rating for legal abilities and ethical standards from Martindale Hubbell.

Professional Memberships

Secretary and Director, Navy SEAL Foundation – Hawai’i; Hawaii State Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Criminal Law Review (Associate Editor: 1993-1994); 25th Infantry Division, Airborne Ranger; West Point Society of Hawai‘i; Georgetown Society of Hawai‘i; National Eagle Scout Association

Personal

J.D. (1994), Georgetown University Law Center; B.S. (1986), United States Military Academy at West Point, First in class in Leadership, Academy nominated Rhodes Scholar Candidate

Awards

Listed

Chambers and Partners

2020

Listed

Super Lawyers

2015

Listed in Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, Real Estate Law, and Litigation - Real Estate

Best Lawyers

2014

Litigation Star, General Commercial Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

2009

Peer Review Rated

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

2004

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5.0

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

USA

Litigation: General Commercial - Hawaii
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Band 2

Kelly LaPorte is recognized for his handling of civil trial and appellate proceedings. He acts for a range of clients, including companies in the real estate and retail sectors.
"Kelly is very analytical and thorough."

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