We provide top-quality legal services to Hawaii-affiliated businesses and represent a broad base of clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to closely-held corporations, partnerships, families and individuals.

Superior Service for Real Results

Exceeding expectations with outstanding and extensive legal services is what we do at Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Operating in Hawaii since 1947, our attorneys are no strangers to the needs of the local business community, and have been repeatedly selected for listing in “The Best Lawyers in America” and in “Best Lawyers of Hawaii” by HONOLULU Magazine.

With clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to smaller partnerships, families, and individuals, our attorneys are committed to providing the best, most effective legal expertise while maintaining excellence in client service. In all cases, we seek to understand our clients’ needs and objectives, while ensuring their peace of mind every step of the way. And after decades of experience, we are still reinventing new ways to serve the community we love through unparalleled legal service with a touch of aloha.


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Latest News and Upcoming Events

June 8th, 2015

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, John Knorek and Christine David of Torkildson, Katz will be presenting on FLSA updates and ensuring compliance in 2015 as part of HEC’s five-part HR Administration Series.

May 11th, 2015

On June 10, 2015, Laura Anderson and Vaughn Cook of Torkildson Katz will be speaking on Employer Reporting & Tax Requirments under the Affordable Care Act at a training seminar presented by the Hawaii Employers Council.

April 15th, 2015

with Melissa Pannell, John Knorek & Melissa Pavlicek
Get the latest 2015 Hawaii legislative updates without leaving your desk!

April 9th, 2015

On Monday, April 6, 2015, the Law Office of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris presented and sponsored the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Employment Law Update.  Topics included:

Hiring Decisions Made Harder:  Shimose v.

April 9th, 2015

On May 7, 2015, Newton Chu will be speaking at a seminar presented by the Hawaii Employers Council on I-9 Compliance: Turning the Deceptively Difficult into Simply Understandable.