David M. Louie

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David M. Louie
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Attorney General of Hawaii
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$114,420
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOccidental College
J.D.University of California-Berkeley
Date of birthOctober 8, 1951
Place of birthOakland, California
Office website
David M. Louie (born October 8, 1951 in Oakland, California) is the current Democratic Attorney General of Hawaii. He was named to the statewide executive position by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie on Sunday, December 19, 2010. [1] [2][3]


  • Bachelor's degree, Occidental College (1973)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley (1977)

Professional experience

Shortly after receiving his law degree, Louie passed the State Bar of California. The next year, he joined both the State Bar of Hawaii and then later the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. For seven years, beginning in 1999, he served as Chairman of the Aloha Tower Development Corporation, a local government agency charged with the development of the land surrounding the Aloha Tower so as to benefit the state's commercial trade industry based at Honolulu harbor. In addition to working thirty-three years as both an attorney and partner for the Honolulu-based private practice of Roeca Louie & Hiraoka, Louie served as a Lawyer Representative for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2005 until 2008.

Other roles

  • President/Vice President/Director, Hawaii State Bar Association (1995 - 2001)
  • Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer/Director, Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors of the Hawaii Supreme Court Special Committee on Judicial Performance


His father, Paul Louie, was a Presbyterian minister and one of three founding members of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. David Louie currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife, Johanna.

Contact information

Capitol Address:
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-1500
Fax: (808) 586-1239

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Mark J. Bennett
Hawaii Attorney General
Succeeded by