ELP graduates are scattered across the major law firms in Hawai’i.
Pamela Bunn (’95), Peter Knapman (’97), Mei-Fei Kuo (’99), Blaine Rogers (’06)
David Paulson (’04), Bartlett Durand (’02)
Elijah Yip (’99), Calvert Chipchase (’02)
Jean Campbell (’01), Ian Sandison (’95)
Andrew Bunn (’94), Adrienne Yoshiahara (’00)
Mark Murakami (’99)
Bonita Chang (’99)(now with Public Utilities Commission)
Jill Raznov (’03)
Lisette Blumhardt (’01)
Aarin Gross (’08)
Mark Murakami – WSRSL Class of 1999 – Associate with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
Mr. Murakami practices in the firm’s Business-Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate & Construction practice groups. Mark was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1999 from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i where he served as Articles Editor of the University of Hawai‘i Law Review. He has received numerous academic awards, including: Dean’s Scholar; Porter Scholastic Award (2 times); Awards for highest grade in Property I, Torts I, Contracts I, Corporations, and Professional Responsibility; Kono Award for Academic Achievement; Phi Delta Phi Professional Responsibility Award; HSBA Real Property and Financial Services Section Award. Mark is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
He served for 13 years on active duty before joining the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in 2005. During his time on active duty, he served on three different Coast Guard cutters, including command of a patrol boat in California. Twice nominated for the American Bar Association’s Military Lawyer of the Year Award, he spent four years assigned to the Fourteenth Coast Guard District Legal Office prosecuting courts-martial, litigating cases in federal court as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and advising Coast Guard officials on maritime, criminal, environmental and international law issues. He has been awarded two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and three Coast Guard Achievement Medals.
Mark was born on Maui and raised in Kailua, Oahu. He is a graduate of Kailua High School and was active in the Castle Performing Arts Center. He is married to Kimberly A. Murakami and has one son, Tyler.