Cox, Wootton, Lerner adds Miyashiro and Madriaga in Honolulu and Rogers in Los Angeles

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Cox, Wootton, Lerner adds Miyashiro and Madriaga in Honolulu and Rogers in Los Angeles

October 10th, 2018

Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffin & Hansen, LLP, is growing to meet our clients’ needs and
business expansion.  With offices in California and Hawaii, CWL provides a wide range of
litigation and transactional services, which now expand and go beyond our traditional
transportation-focused practice areas. At its core, CWL is unique in that each of its lawyers are
trained in maritime law and provide 24/7 oil spill and marine casualty response.  CWL is
currently the largest all-maritime law firm on the U.S. West Coast.

We are pleased to announce the addition of the following lawyers, who bring their unique
experience and backgrounds to serve CWL’s clients and their underwriters:

Duane R. Miyashiro joined CWL as a Partner in Honolulu. Mr. Miyashiro has broad experience
in investigating and defending various maritime matters, including the Jones Act, crew and
passenger claims, vessel groundings, and limitation of liability. In addition to maritime law, Mr.
Miyashiro has represented and advised business owners, CEOs, Officers and Directors, and
Trustees in various legal matters over the past 20 years in a diverse practice including
experience in commercial and business disputes, insurance litigation, real property disputes,
product liability defense, trust litigation, professional liability, premises liability and personal
injury matters. Prior to starting his law practice, Mr. Miyashiro served as a patrol officer with
the Honolulu Police Department. He currently volunteers as a Commissioner with the Honolulu
Liquor Commission. Email: Dmiyashiro@cwlfirm.com.

Jamie C.S. Madriaga joined CWL as an Associate in Honolulu. She has represented clients in a
variety of civil litigation matters, including admiralty and maritime, insurance, personal injury,
toxic tort, and commercial litigation disputes. In 2017 and 2018, Hawaii Super Lawyers selected
her as a “Rising Star.” Jamie is a proponent of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and strives to
keep apprised of current legal developments by attending CLE programs relevant to her
practice. Since the International Group of P&I Clubs started offering their education program to
legal correspondents, Jamie has successfully completed the first module and intends to seek
further accreditation as it is offered. Jamie has also participated in the National Trial Skills and
Deposition Skills programs hosted by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Jamie obtained
her J.D., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She received her B.A.
from the University of Virginia and has served as the UVA Club of Honolulu President since 2013.
Jamie also serves as a Board Member for the Younger Lawyers Division of the National Federal
Bar Association, and she was selected to be a member of the 2018 Hawaii State Bar Association
Leadership Institute. Email: Jmadriaga@cwlfirm.com.

Heather A. Rogers joined CWL as an Associate in Los Angeles.  Heather graduated from law
school at the University of San Francisco in 2017.  During her time at law school, Heather
externed at the U.S. Department of Justice Torts Branch in San Francisco where she worked on a
wide variety of Admiralty cases and environmental issues.  Heather has also worked at the U.S.
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration and has participated in several
externships abroad, including with the U.S. Department of Commerce at the Embassy of the
United States in Santiago, Chile and at Ernst & Young in Mexico City, Mexico.  Heather has
served as President of the USF Environmental Law Student and Alumni Society, Symposium Chair
of the 2017 California Water Law Symposium and as a literary editor of the USF Maritime Law
Journal.  Heather received her undergraduate degree from UCSD and graduate degree from San
Francisco State University.  Heather is an avid hiker, marathon runner and ocean kayaker. 
Email: hrogers@cwlfirm.com.

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