Maile Osika solves problems and loves a good challenge. Her practice focuses on commercial, medical malpractice, intellectual property, construction, and real property litigation. In addition, Maile handles other business, public finance, and real property transactions. Maile dedicates time to public interest issues and has worked on several civil rights litigation matters in federal court.
Prior to joining the firm, Maile worked as a legislative attorney for the State of Hawai`i House of Representatives where she drafted legislation, provided legal advice to representatives and committee chairs, and analyzed the legal ramifications of proposed legislation. She worked closely with the committees on Agriculture and Economic Business Development & Tourism.
Maile also worked as legal research assistant to Professor Jon Van Dyke, a Constitutional and International Law scholar at the William S. Richardson School of Law, where she conducted extensive research on constitutional law, environmental law, indigenous peoples, public access, ocean law, and international law issues. Maile co-authored Public Access to Roads and Trails on West Maui with Van Dyke and made significant research contributions to a number of Van Dyke’s other publications.
Maile was born and raised in Hawai`i. She earned her J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law and also has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston College.
Awards and Recognition
- Super Lawyers
- Class Actions
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Constitutional and Civil Rights
- Corporate and Business
- Intellectual Property
- Medical Malpractice
- Real Estate
- Real Estate and Title Litigation
- Trademarks and Advertising
- Products Liability
- William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.)
- Boston College (B.A., Political Science)
Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015-2016
- House Majority Staff Office, House of Representatives, State of Hawai`i
• Legislative attorney (2013
- William S. Richardson School of Law
• Legal research assistant (2009-2012)
- Office of the Public Defender, State of Hawai`i
• Pro bono internship/clinic (2011)
- The Honorable David Alan Ezra, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
• Judicial assistant (2007)
- Public Access to Roads and Trails on West Maui, co-author (with Jon M. Van Dyke), University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu (2012)
- “William S. Richardson: A Visionary with a Common Touch,” co-author (with Jon M. Van Dyke), 33 University of Hawai`i Law Review 1, 83 (Winter 2010)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i