Attorneys Dale W. Lee and Cynthia D. Quinn join UH Manoa School of Law administrative team

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Dec 13, 2006

HONOLULU — Honolulu attorneys Dale W. Lee and Cynthia D. Quinn have accepted appointments at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s William S. Richardson School of Law. Lee will be the law school‘s new chief operating officer/senior advisor and Quinn will serve as the school‘s first director of external relations and communications.

In their new positions, Lee and Quinn will assume many of the duties of the associate dean‘s position, which has been restructured. Current Associate Dean Carol Mon Lee is planning to retire after 10 years as associate dean at the School of Law.

"There can be no replacing Carol Mon Lee," said Dean Aviam Soifer, "but we are pleased to be able to call on several outstanding people undertaking new positions to begin filling the gap and building on the strong foundation she leaves behind."

Lee, a practicing lawyer since 1974, is currently a senior litigation partner at the Honolulu law firm of Kobayashi, Sugita, & Goda. He has been an adjunct professor at the School of Law for several years and will continue to teach. In 2004, he served as president of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association, and in 2006, he served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of ʻIolani School, Brown University (A.B., American Civilization), and Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Quinn, a 1988 graduate of the UH Mānoa law school, is currently a senior associate at the law firm of Bronster Crabtree & Hoshibata, and a full-time assistant professor of law and program chair for the Justice Administration and Law Programs at Hawaiʻi Pacific University‘s College of Business.

As the school‘s first director of external relations and communications, she will lead the organization and communication of the wide array of events, accomplishments, public service, and outreach efforts of the school, which now boasts over 2,000 alumni, nationally and internationally. In addition to her administrative duties, Quinn will also be teaching at the School of Law, starting with administrative law in January.

Quinn served both as a deputy and special assistant to Attorney General Margery S. Bronster for the State of Hawaiʻi in the 1990s. She is the volunteer board president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaiʻi and serves as a national board committee member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. She is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has a bachelor‘s degree in political science from UH Mānoa.

Soifer added, "We are extremely pleased to have such exceptionally talented people join our staff, and it is a great bonus that each brings both great practical and teaching skills to the School of Law."

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