Ernest C. “Cary” Moore III

Employment Compliance, Employment Litigation and Labor Relations

Ernest C. "Cary" Moore, III, Of Counsel, has practiced in the area of employment law and labor relations at the Torkildson firm since 1974. Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Moore represents management in all employment and labor law matters, including alternative dispute resolution, discipline and discharge policies, and avoiding discrimination and harassment claims. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Southern Methodist University Law School.


Mr. Moore has been recognized multiple years in the national reference volume "The Best Lawyers in America," has been recognized as one of "Hawaii's Best Lawyers" by Honolulu Magazine and has received an "A.V." rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also featured in Chambers Super Lawyers Business Edition (formerly known as Corporate Counsel) and both Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Community Involvement

Mr. Moore is the past President of the Board of Governors of The Pacific Club, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.  He has also served as a trustee of La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls since 1998 and was a past Vice President of the Board.


  • A.B., Dartmouth College
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University

Admitted to Practice

  • Hawaii State Bar, 1974
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii, 1974
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1974

Areas of Practice