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Jamie C.S. Madriaga

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Jamie C.S. Madriaga

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



Jamie C.S. Madriaga is an associate in the firm’s Honolulu office. She has litigated vessel regulatory issues and has experience investigating and defending against Jones Act, crew member, and passenger claims. Jamie has also represented clients in other civil litigation matters, including insurance, personal injury, toxic tort, and commercial litigation disputes. Hawaii Super Lawyers has selected her as a “Rising Star” from 2017 to 2019.

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 Module 1 (The Shipping Business); Module 2 (P&I Insurance: History, Operation and Practice); and Module 3 (Underwriting, Loss Prevention and Claims Handling). 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 where she served as a Senior Editor for the Journal of International Law and President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and is the President of her local alumni association, the UVA Club of Honolulu.

Areas of Practice:

  • Maritime and Transportation
  • Real Property Disputes and Transactions
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Civil Litigation

Memberships and Civic Activities:

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association
  • 2018 Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute fellow
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (memberships in Admiralty and Litigation sections)
  • UVA Club of Honolulu, President, 2013–present
  • 2019 Executive Planning Committee for Pinay Powerhouse III, a conference seeking to empower Filipinas in the legal profession


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Virginia


  • State Bar of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii