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David W. Proudfoot

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Practice areas

  • Admiralty and maritime law
  • Insurance defense
  • Commercial litigation
  • Public utilities law
  • Electric cooperatives law
  • Business law

Admitted

  • Hawaii and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii,1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit,1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Education

  • Harvard University, J.D.

Associations & memberships

  • Kauai, Hawaii State and American Bar Associations
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States

Military service

  • Capt., U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (Retired)

Representative cases

  • In Re Kaanapali Water Corp., 5 Haw. App. 71, 731 P.2d 163 (1984);
  • Complaint of Damador Bulk Carriers, Inc., 903 F.2d 675 (9th Cir. 1990);
  • Exxon Shipping Co. v. Pacific Resources, Inc., 789 F. Supp. 1521 (D.Hawaii 1991), 855 F. Supp. 1195 (D.Hawaii 1993);
  • Exxon Co. v. Sofec, Inc., 54 F.3d 570 (9th Cir. 1995);
  • Exxon Company, USA v. Sofec, Inc., -U.S.-, 116 S. Ct. 1813, 135 L. Ed. 2d 113 (1996).

The attorneys at Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson & Chun, LLP serve clients in Lihue, Hawaii and throughout Kauai County.