Timothy H. Irons

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Lawyers


Oahu (Honolulu) 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

About Tim

Timothy Irons guides landowners and developers through Hawai’i’s complex maze of environmental and land use regulations.  His practice focuses on due diligence, entitlement proceedings and, if necessary, litigation.  With 15 years advising on high-profile development projects, Irons brings the experience and knowledge necessary to obtain and defend controversial project entitlements.  Having transacted and litigated numerous matters on behalf of both private entities and governmental agencies, Irons’ has a unique perspective on what it takes to balance the interests of economic growth and sustainability necessary to the success of any new development project.

Before joining AHFI, Irons was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, in Century City, California, representing private developers, businesses, special districts and local government in entitlement proceedings and litigation involving county, state and federal land use and environmental law.  Born and raised in Hawai`i, Irons holds a J.D. with distinction from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Davis.  He enjoys surfing, stand up paddling and participating in rough water swims.

Practice Areas

Other Areas

Additional Information

Admitted to Practice
  • Hawai`i
  • California
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
Publications and Presentations
  • “Who Holds the Keys to the California Coast? An Introduction to One of the Most Regulated Environments on Earth,” LA County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Fall Symposium
  • AEP Advance CEQA Workshop, Spring 2012
  • AEP CEQA Basics Workshop, Fall 2011
  • “Is CEQA Good for the Green Economy?,” LA County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Spring Super Symposium, Spring 2011
  • “Water: Supply, Meet Demand,” LA County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Spring Super Symposium, Spring 2010
  • “Supplementing a WSA After Project Approval: Wash, Rinse and Repeat Section 21166 Triggers?,” SCIL COnference, November 2008
  • “SB 97: The ‘Other’ Global Warming Act,” California League of Cities, July 2008
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (J.D. with distinction, 1997)
  • University of California, Davis (B.A., English Literature, 1991)
Past Positions
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Century City, CA
    • Shareholder (2008-2013)
  • Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
    • Vice Chair, Environmental Practice Group
    • Income Partner (2005-2008)
    • Senior Associatel (2001-2004)
  • Rudloff, Wood & Barrows LLP
    • Associate (1998-2001)