Maile Marie Hirota

Maile Marie Hirota

Fighting for your right to freedom and the American Dream
  • Immigration Law
  • Hawaii
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Summary

Ms. Hirota began her law practice in Ohio as an associate with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, a large law firm in Cincinnati. After practicing immigration law in Ohio for two years, Ms. Hirota returned to her family in Hawaii and joined Lynch & Farmer in 1997. She was named a partner of Lynch Ichida Thompson Kim & Hirota in 2002 and left that firm to found Hirota & Associates in 2009. Ms. Hirota’s practice concentrates solely in U.S. Immigration and Nationality law. Ms. Hirota is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, having served on the following committees: Hawaii Chapter Chair, 2012 – 2014; Vice Chair & Treasurer, 2011-2012; Hawaii Chapter Congressional Liaison; National EOIR Liaison Committee, 2007-2008; National Mentor, Honolulu District Office practice, 2003-present; USCIS California Service Center Liaison Committee, 2005-2007; National Immigration Reform Committee, 2005-2006; Hawaii Chapter Chair, 2003-2005; Hawaii Chapter Vice Chair, 2001-2003; Hawaii Chapter Secretary, 2000-2001. Ms. Hirota served the American Immigration Council (formerly American Immigration Law Foundation) on its Legal Action Center Advisory Committee from 2007-2010. She is a lifetime member of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii; a director of the charitable foundation, Dr. Arthur & Bonnie Ennis Foundation, 2004-present; Hawaii Pacific University, Career Services Advisory Council, 2006-2008; and is a member of Hawaii Women Lawyers. Ms. Hirota has been chosen by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2008 in the field of Immigration Law. She was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 & 2015 Honolulu Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Education
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
Diploma | Advanced Japanese Language
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
J.D. (1994) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1990) | Japanese
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Awards
Honolulu Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers in America
Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Honolulu Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers in America
Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
"Forty Under 40" Award
Pacific Business News
Named One of Hawaii's Top 40 Business Leaders under 40 for 2008
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Chosen by her peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Immigration law each year since 2008
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar
Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Executive Office for Immigration Review, Liaison Committee
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
California Service Center Liaison Committee
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Hawaii Chapter Chair
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Hawaii Chapter, Vice Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Hawaii
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Languages
  • Japanese: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Hirota & Associates, LLLC
735 Bishop St
Suite 402
Honolulu, HI 96813
USA
Telephone: (808) 587-9600
Fax: (808) 587-9603