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Cynthia A. Farias

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Cynthia A. Farias

Cox Wootton Lerner
841 Bishop Street
Suite 1099
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 744-7020


Of Counsel

Admitted to bar: 1985, Hawaii and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii.

Areas of Practice

Business defense litigation concentrating in areas of:

  • Admiralty/maritime law
  • Personal injury
  • Breach of contract
  • Real estate and construction
  • Trust/estate
  • Divorce/custody
  • Employment


  • University of Hawaii (B.A., 1982)
  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii (J.D., 1985)

Memberships & Admissions

  • Hawaii State Bar Association; Mediator
  • Mediation Centers of the Pacific; Board of Directors
  • Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii; Board of Directors
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii; Board of Directors
  • Saint Francis Healtcare Foundation

Prior Experience

  • Associate Litigation Attorney, Alcantara & Frame, 1986-1991
  • Associate Litigation Attorney, Oshima Chun Fong & Chun, 1991-1993
  • Law Offices of Cynthia Farias, 1993-2006
  • Associate Litigation Attorney, Frame & Nakano, 2007