Yamano, John Y.

Five Waterfront Plaza, 4th Floor500 Ala Moana BoulevardHonolulu, HI 96813- 4989

Updated: 12/07/2011


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Counsel/Staff Attorney

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Insurance Insolvency
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Disabled Rights


Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1985
  • California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Hawai`i State Bar, Chairman, 1992 (Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to the Public)
  • Hawai`i State Bar Association (Member)
  • State of Hawai`i (Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions)
  • State Bar of California (Member (Inactive))

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty, Litigation Seminar for Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants "Trial Practice", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • Faculty, Litigation Seminar for Legal Secretaries, "Post Trial Practice", Legal Seminars, Inc., 1987 - 1996
  • Faculty, Motor Vehicle Accident Law Update, Hawai`i Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • Faculty, Motor Accident Law, Hawai`i Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Speaker, National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLGA) 7th Annual Legal Seminar, 1998
  • Faculty, Defense Trial Tactics, American Bar Association TIP Section, 1999
  • Faculty, Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination in Hawai`i, Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • Faculty, Taking and Defending Depositions in Hawai`i, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Faculty, Motion Practice in Hawai`i, Lorman Education Services, 2003
  • Presenter, 3rd Annual State of Hawai`i Municipal Attorneys Training Conference, "Liability and the Counties", 2005
  • Faculty, State of Hawai`i Judicial Conference, "Government Liability", 2006

Past Positions

  • McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP, Honolulu, Hawai`i, Partner, 1991 - 2009
  • McCorriston Miho Miller Mukai, Honolulu, Hawai`i, Associate, 1989 - 1991
  • Roeca & Louie, Honolulu, Hawai`i, Associate, 1988 - 1989
  • Case & Lynch, Honolulu, Hawai`i, Associate, 1984 - 1988


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1984
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1981
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Defense Trial Tactics, Hawai`i Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 1994, 1999
  • Tort Immunity for the Employer, Hawai`i Tort Liability Issues in Work Site Accident Cases (Co-Author) 1989, 1989

Office Information


Five Waterfront Plaza, 4th Floor500 Ala Moana BoulevardHonolulu, HI 96813- 4989


  • 808-524-8293


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