About Ryan K. Hew

As a local solo practice attorney I understand what it is like for small business owners.

An Attorney for Local Small Businesses

Born and raised in Hawaii, I attended Punahou School and the University of Pennsylvania, where I obtained degrees in History and Political Science. I returned to Hawaii to work in the State Legislature as a Legislative Aide and Office Manager before attending Gonzaga University School of Law.

While obtaining my Juris Doctorate I pursued a Masters in Business Administration.  I served on the Gonzaga University Board of Regents as the Law School Student Representative and served as a Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office all the while studying corporate law, writing business plans, and enjoying the Spokane area.  I also served as a judicial extern under Chief Judge Burns at the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals and Judge Richard Roberts of the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Upon completing my joint J.D./M.B.A. program I worked as the Associate Corporate Counsel at a Hawaii human resource administration firm.  There I focused on contract review and drafting, training, compliance with labor and employment law and other forms of regulation affecting small and medium-sized businesses.

Recently, I have been serving as the Committee Clerk to the Hawaii House of Representatives Chair of Labor and Vice-Chair of Judiciary.  With my background in law and business I now concentrate on providing affordable legal services to small  businesses for their start-up and operational needs.  I am an owner-operator just like so many of our local small businesses.

When not practicing law I can be found dining out, writing a food blog, playing with my iPad apps, and hanging out with my dogs.

If you would like to contact me to set-up an initial consultation, please click here. —— Work Experience

  • Committee Clerk to the Chair of Labor and Public Employment and Vice-Chair of Judiciary, Hawaii State House of Representatives
  • Associate Corporate Counsel, Human Resource Organization Company
  • Extern Legal Clerk, Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings under Judge Roberts
  • Extern Legal Clerk, Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals under Chief Justice Burns
  • Legislative Aide and Manager, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Admitted to Practice in the Following Jurisdictions

  • State of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court

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