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Matthew Cohen joined the firm in April 2015 as an associate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen helped to operate and manage a family business and was a corporate analyst with the Bank of Hawaiʻi Corporate Banking Department.

Mr. Cohen is a former law clerk to Justice Richard W. Pollack from December 2013 through March 2015.

Matthew Cohen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Puget Sound in 1994, a MBA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, Shidler School of Business in 2002, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law graduating summa cum laude in 2014. While attending law school, Mr. Cohen was a technical editor on the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review, received the 2014 Carl K. Mirikitani, Jr. Valedictory Prize and was chosen as a 2014 commencement speaker. Mr. Cohen was the recipient of the CALI award in Contracts II, Criminal Justice, Real Property I, Civ Pro I & II, Evidence, Contract Drafting, Civil Liberties, Federal Income Taxation, Criminal Procedure, and Debtor/Creditor’s Right.


Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation


State of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i


B.A., University of Puget Sound, 1994
M.B.A., University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Shidler College of Business 2002
J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 2014