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Regent

Jeffrey Portnoy

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Jeffrey Portnoy

Jeffrey Portnoy was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1969 with a bachelor of arts degree with honors in political science and a minor in journalism. Portnoy also attended Duke University School of Law where he received his juris doctorate in 1972.

In June of 1972, Portnoy moved to Hawai‘i and began employment as an associate attorney at the law firm of Cades Schutte Fleming and Wright (now Cades Schutte). He presently serves as chair of the firm’s litigation department and served on its management committee for more than two decades.

Portnoy has been selected in Best Lawyers in America (Hawai‘i) in seven legal specialties, including commercial litigation, first amendment, insurance, legal malpractice, personal injury, and Bet The Company litigation was selected as the Hawai‘i Insurance Lawyer of the Year in 2011.

He has numerous law-related accomplishments, including membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates; chair of the United States District Court Advisory Committee from 1992 to 1996 and chair of the United States District Court Magistrate Selection Panel in 1990. Portnoy was also selected by the judges of the United States District Court to serve as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference for two three-year terms; selected by the judges of the Ninth Circuit to serve as the sole Hawai‘i attorney member to the Ninth Circuit Advisory Board from 2005 to 2008; elected president of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association in 2007, elected as the representative from the Hawai‘i State Bar Association to the America Bar Association House of Delegates from 1994 to 1996; appointed by the Hawai‘i Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Disciplinary Board; served on the Judicial Selection Commission from 2012 to 2014. He will serve as president of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the Federal Bar Association from October 2014 to September 2015.

Select a regent to learn more about that individual. Regents serve through June 30 of the indicated year.

Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
Chair
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Chuck Gee, headshot
Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, headshot
Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Barry Mizuno, headshot
Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Lee Putnam, headshot
Lee Putnam
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Michelle Tagorda, headshot
Michelle Tagorda
Student regent
Term ends 2016
Stanford Yuen, headshot
Stanford Yuen
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
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Simeon Acoba
Interim
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
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Dileep G. Bal
Interim
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
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Peter Hoffmann
Interim
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
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Helen Nielsen
Interim
Maui County
Term ends 2015