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Kallista N. Hiraoka 


Pacific Guardian Center

737 Bishop Street, Suite 2860

Honolulu, HI  96813-3290 

(808) 532-1728

Professional Experience


Kallista N. Hiraoka was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She graduated from Punahou School and went on to attend the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, before earning her J.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law.


While in law school, Kallista served as a Research Assistant to Professor Mark Levin, and gained practical legal experience as a law clerk and summer associate at Ota & Hara.  She now joins Ota & Hara as an associate attorney.


Kallista is licensed to practice before all circuit and district courts in the State of Hawaii and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.



While in law school, Kallista co-authored “Gender and Law Scholarship in the Law in Japan Field,” 21 Asian-Pac. L. & Pol’y J. 2 (2020); ZJapanR/J.Japan.L. Vol. 25/No. 49 (2020) 167-186, with Professor Levin, which article was dual-published in the Asian Pacific Law and Policy Journal and the Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law.



  • Admitted to practice in all Hawaii state and federal courts



  • Hawaii State Bar Association

  • Punahou Alumni Association



  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.)

  • The International Christian University (国際基督教大学) (B.A., Japan Studies)

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