Phone: (808) 524-1800
Fax: (808) 524-4591
Direct: (808) 441-6131
Mei-Fei Kuo has 14 years of legal experience in Honolulu and Washington, D.C. She practices environmental law, general commercial litigation, real property law, and medical malpractice defense. Kuo assists clients in resolving their corporate and real property disputes. She has advised environmental litigation clients in both administrative and judicial proceedings involving various Federal and State environmental laws.
Prior to joining Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Kuo was an attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., working in the Environmental Torts Section, where she defended the U.S. government in toxic tort actions related to petroleum releases, hazardous and solid waste contamination, and other air, chemical, surface water, and groundwater contamination. She also served as a judicial law clerk for Associate Justice Simeon R. Acoba of the Hawai'i Supreme Court.
Kuo's honors include her selection for the Pacific Business News 2012 Class of Forty Under 40, which recognizes business and community leaders in Hawai'i. She was selected as a 2010 Fellow for the Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) Leadership Institute, and subsequently served as Co-Chair for the 2011 program. She is also a former Chair of HSBA's Natural Resources Section. In 2008, Kuo was invited to speak at the International Environmental Forensics Conference in Qingdao, China. In 2005, Kuo was among 40 professionals selected from the United States and Canada to participate in the Young Professionals Overseas Compatriots Program in Taipei, Taiwan.
Her publications include: the Hawai'i Chapter in Business Torts, A Fifty-State Guide (2007-2012 Editions); the Hawai'i Chapter in Survey of Employment Privacy Law, Media Law Resource Center (2008-2012 Editions); and "Use of Hawai'i Brownfields Clean-up Revolving Loan Funds," HSBA, Special Supplement (October 2006).
Environmental Law and Litigation
Real Property Law
Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- Leadership Institute, Co-Chair (2011)
- Annual Fundraiser Dinner, Silent Auction Chair (2012) and Committee Member (2010-2012)
- Natural Resources Section, Chair (2005-2006), Vice Chair (2004-2005
- Hawai`i Women Lawyers, Member
- Taiwanese Association of America, Hawai`i Chapter, Secretary (2004-2005) and Public Relations Liaison (2005-2006)
Awards and Recognition
- Pacific Business News Forty Under 40 Class of 2012
- Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute, selected as a 2010 Fellow
- Taiwanese Young Professionals Overseas Compatriots Program, selected as a 2005 Fellow
Publications and Presentations
- Contributing Author and Editor for Hawai`i Chapter, Business Torts Desk Reference (2007-2012 Editions)
- Contributing Author for Hawai`i Chapter in Survey of Employment Privacy Law, Media Law Resource Center (2008-2012 Editions)
- Speaker, Overview of United States Environmental Laws and Remediation Techniques for Contaminated Property, presentation for the International Environmental Forensics Conference, Qingdao, China (May 2008)
- Author, "Use of Hawai`i Brownfields Clean-up Revolving Loan Funds," Hawaii State Bar Association, Special Supplement (October 2006)
- Speaker, "Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Implications for Corporate Recordkeeping," presentations to record management and procurement associations and firm clients (2003-2005)
- Co-Author, When Is an Innovation in Order?: Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Stare Decisis, University of Hawai`i Law Review, Ginsberg Symposium Volume (Spring 1998)
- University of Hawai'i, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, HI (J.D. cum laude, 1999)
• University of Hawai'i Law Review (1997-1999), Co-comments Editor (1998-1999)
• Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team Member (1998-1999) Pacific Regional Champions and selected as "Best Oralist in Final Round"
• Best Oral Advocate in Section, Appellate Advocacy (Spring 1997)
• CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Highest Grade in Real
Property II (Fall 1997) and Legal Method Seminar (Fall 1996)
- University of Hawai'i (B.A. magna cum laude and with academic distinction, 1994)
- Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environmental Torts Branch, Civil Division (2000-2003)
- Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Simeon R. Acoba, Associate Justice, Hawai'i Supreme Court and Intermediate Court of Appeals (1999-2000)
Language Spoken Other Than English
- Taiwanese (conversational)
- Mandarin Chinese (conversational)