Therese M. Oriola is new to the legal community as having been recently admitted to the Hawaii Bar in June 2018. She will primarily be assisting with our diverse personal injury practice, which includes cases involving work accidents and motor vehicle accidents.
Prior to joining our firm as an associate attorney, Therese was our paralegal where her work focused on research in understanding developments in motorist coverage, as well as compensation for death benefits and permanent total disability.
Therese worked at the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Chicago, Illinois where her work focused on matters related to investigating allegations of police brutality and officer misconduct. Therese has worked at the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent as an intern in both criminal defense and civil litigation. There she acquired experience in criminal defense related to the representation of sexually violent persons (SVP) and organized crime/gang violence, as well as civil litigation involving government officials' misconduct, violations of Civil Rights Acts, premises liability, non-competition agreements, and labor employment law.
Therese received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2016. Prior to receiving her J.D., Therese graduated summa cum laude from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.
Hawaii, June 2018
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
Hawaii Pacific University, B.A. (summa cum laude)