Yuriko J. Sugimura

Senior Counsel

Yuriko (“Jane”) was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Toshimi Sodetani in Circuit Court, State of Hawaii. She entered private practice in 1978 and practiced at the Bendet Fidell Sugimura for 41 years before joining the CIPN firm. Jane’s many years of practice in landlord-tenant, real estate, and commercial litigation in district, circuit, and federal courts make her a pragmatic and effective negotiator and, ultimately, problem-solver, whether vigorously representing her clients in litigation or in negotiating and closing a transaction.

Associations & Memberships

Hawaii State Bar Association (Member: Litigation, Real Property & Financial Services sections)
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
State of Hawaii, District Court Rules and Forms Committee (Member)

City and County of Honolulu Fire Safety Task Force (Member, 2018-2019)
Aiea Neighborhood Board (1st Vice Chair)
Aiea Community Association (Director)
Hawaii Council of Associations of Apartment Owners (President)
AOAO of Pearl One Condominium (President)
Democratic Party (Precinct President; State Party Treasurer, 1994-2014)
Democratic Party National Convention (Delegate, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2012)
Hawaii State Bar Association Collection Law Section (Director)


Hawaii State Bar (1978)
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (1978)


J.D. (1978) Rutgers University
B.A.(1975) Rutgers University

Awards & Recognition

“Distinguished” Rated [Martindale Hubbell]