Direct Line: (808) 521-0572
E-Mail Address: DChen@rmhawaii.com
Education: Punahou School, Diploma - 1994; University of Pennsylvania, B.A. - 1998; University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. - 2001 (Law Review)
Admitted to Practice: Hawaii 2001
Professional/Civic Activities: Speaker for National Business Institute Legal Seminars, Arbitrator for the Hawaii Circuit Court Arbitration Program, Member of NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association), Member of the Litigation, Real Estate, Probate, and Business Law Sections of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Attorney Daniel M. Chen is a Partner at the law firm of Rush Moore LLP in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Chen is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and serves clients on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Hawaii Island.
Mr. Chen has been licensed to practice in Hawaii since 2001 and has more than 18 years of experience in various types of lawsuits and disputes. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients in matters involving serious injuries (i.e. dog bites, slip and falls, car accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, nursing home accident, etc.) and sexual abuse (i.e. rape, revenge porn, harassment, etc.). He also has extensive experience in handling lawsuits involving trustee-beneficiary disputes, partition sales, business disputes, real estate disputes, and defamation. He has received an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
An experienced litigator, Mr. Chen has appeared in both state and federal court. In addition, he is a skilled negotiator and serves as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program. He has participated in numerous administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations.
In addition to running his practice, Mr. Chen has held seminars on insurance and civil litigation in Hawaii. He has also served as a Presenter for the National Business Institute for the following seminars: “Building Your Civil Litigation Skills” and “Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in Hawaii”. In conjunction with Practical Law Litigation, he has also published a Q&A Guide to filing a lawsuit in Hawaii entitled, “Commencing an Action: Hawaii”.
Mr. Chen is active in the Hawaii State Bar Association and belongs to the Litigation, Probate, Real Estate, Business, and Federal Bar Association sections. He is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and previously served as the Hawaii Membership Chair for the Defense Research Institute.
As a graduate of Punahou School, Mr. Chen went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he also played on the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team (Division I). He then received his law degree from the University of Hawaii School of Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the Law Review and the Sports Law Moot Court Team.