In Memoriam: Ernest C. “Cary” Moore III

With great sorrow, we say goodbye to Ernest C. “Cary” Moore III, an incredible attorney, leader, mentor, and friend who leaves a lasting legacy at our firm.

Cary was born and raised in Hawaii.  He first attended Hawaii Preparatory Academy and went on to earn a B.A. at Dartmouth College and a J.D. at Southern Methodist University.  Cary was known for his quick wit and extensive knowledge of Hawaii’s flora and mythology.

A member of our team for 44 years, Cary had a significant impact on Hawaii’s labor law and was a key contributor to the growth of the law firm. His tremendous knowledge and passion for the law transformed our labor and employment law practice group. He also leaves a legacy of service to our community as a past President of the Board of Governors of The Pacific Club, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, as well as a trustee and Vice President of the Board of La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls.

While he eventually stepped back from his day-to-day role at our law firm, Cary was a tremendous resource and mentor to our attorneys right up to his final days of life. Earlier this year, he was specifically recognized by Chambers & Partners which aptly noted: “When it comes to labor and employment, he knows everything.”

The entire Torkildson family is heartbroken by his passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Moore family during this time.

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