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Richard J. Kowen

Stockholder/Director

Phone: (808) 524-1800
Fax: (808) 524-4591
Direct: (808) 441-6270
Cell: (808) 351-4626
rkowen@ahfi.com

 

 Richard J Kowen-DK-300

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Richard Kowen has over 30 years experience litigating cases in Hawaii in the areas of construction law, premises and product liability, personal injury defense and medical malpractice defense. He has represented large retailers, building and construction companies, hospitals and a variety of other businesses with headquarters in Hawai`i, on the U.S. Mainland and overseas.

Kowen finds practical, cost-effective solutions to his client's disputes and seeks to keep them out of the courtroom whenever possible. Should litigation become unavoidable, however, Kowen is an aggressive and seasoned litigator who has a record of obtaining favorable decisions for his clients in both jury and bench trials.

Recent Representative Cases

  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a personal injury case affirming a defense verdict in favor of his client, a nationally known retailer. The plaintiff appealed the judgment of the lower court claiming that the defendant's failure to preserve potentially damaging evidence should have resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Defense
Product and Premises Liability
Insurance Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Construction Law
Aviation Law
Creditor's Rights
Antitrust Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

richard_kowen

Richard J. Kowen

Stockholder/Director

Phone: (808) 524-1800
Fax: (808) 524-4591
Direct: (808) 441-6270
Cell: (808) 351-4626
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 Richard J Kowen-DK-300

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Richard Kowen has over 30 years experience litigating cases in Hawaii in the areas of construction law, premises and product liability, personal injury defense and medical malpractice defense. He has represented large retailers, building and construction companies, hospitals and a variety of other businesses with headquarters in Hawai`i, on the U.S. Mainland and overseas.

Kowen finds practical, cost-effective solutions to his client's disputes and seeks to keep them out of the courtroom whenever possible. Should litigation become unavoidable, however, Kowen is an aggressive and seasoned litigator who has a record of obtaining favorable decisions for his clients in both jury and bench trials.

Recent Representative Cases

  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a personal injury case affirming a defense verdict in favor of his client, a nationally known retailer. The plaintiff appealed the judgment of the lower court claiming that the defendant's failure to preserve potentially damaging evidence should have resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Defense
Product and Premises Liability
Insurance Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Construction Law
Aviation Law
Creditor's Rights
Antitrust Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Admitted to Practice

  • Hawai`i
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • Office of Disciplinary Counsel, State of Hawai`i
  • Judicial Conference for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Hawai`i Vietnam Veterans' Leadership Association
  • HUGS (Help Understanding & Group Support)
  • Waikiki Improvement Association

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America® 
    • Commercial Litigation (2012)
    • Construction Law (2008-present)
    • Construction Litigation (2008-present)
    • Real Estate Litigation (2008-present)
    • Antitrust Litigation (2008-present)
    • Administrative & Regulatory Law (2008-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (1995-present)

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (J.D.)
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (B.A.)