We are very pleased to announce that, as of August 1, 2016, Wendy Yamamoto Suetsugu, J.D., M.S.N., R.N., has joined Ota & Hara, LLLC, as an attorney of counsel to the firm.
Wendy is a past executive director of the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing, an organization that collects and disseminates nursing workforce data in Hawai‘i, supports recruitment and retention of nurses, and conducts research on best practices and quality care outcomes. Wendy was previously the director of clinical operations in the Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health at University Clinical Education Research Associates, and has served as a clinical instructor of nursing at the University of Hawaii and as an instructor on medico-legal issues at the University of Phoenix's Honolulu campus.
In the legal arena, Wendy practiced law at Robbins & Associates, where she drew upon her extensive clinical background and expertise in defending health care providers against allegations of medical malpractice. Wendy now brings her unique skill set, insights, and analysis to Ota & Hara as an of counsel attorney with an emphasis on medicolegal litigation and consulting.