Brandee J. K. Faria
Practice Areas: Arbitration; Mediation; Business Law; Commercial Law; Litigation; Torts; Complex Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration; International Commercial Law; Consumer Law; Contracts; Breach of Contract; Commercial Fraud; International Commercial Contracts; Corporate Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Superfund; Underground Storage Tanks; Automobile Fraud; Civil Litigation; Complex Litigation; Federal Civil Litigation; Mass Torts; Tort Defense; Tort Liability; Toxic Torts; Unfair Competition.
Admitted: 1997, Hawaii
Law School: Seattle University, J.D., cum laude, 1997
College: University of Washington, B.S., with honors, 1993
Member: Hawaii State and American Bar Associations.
Education: Brandee J.K. Faria obtained her bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii with Honors 1993. After a year respite, Ms. Faria began attending law school at Seattle University, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 1997, cum laude. During her second year, Ms. Faria acted as a research assistant for Associate Dean/Corporations Professor Eric Chiapinelli. Ms. Faria then returned to Hawaii to complete her third year of law school as a visiting student at the University of Hawaii. During her third year, Ms. Faria acted as a research assistant for Professor John Van Dyke working on Hawaiian issues.
Ms. Faria is the managing member of the law firm of Perkin & Faria. Perkin & Faria was incorporated in 2002 and is a boutique civil litigation firm with an emphasis on complex and contentious cases. Her practice consists of civil litigation, primarily at the trial level, for both the plaintiff and defense.
On the plaintiff side Ms. Faria has obtained multimillion dollar recoveries for both individual and class action clients. She has also obtained defense verdicts and rulings in cases ranging from fraud to legal malpractice, where the damages at issue were alleged to be in excess of $150 million.
Ms. Faria is a member of the Hawaii and American Bar Associations and was admitted to the Hawaii state and federal courts in 1997. After graduating from law school, Ms. Faria was fortunate enough to have been a law clerk to the recently passed Honorable John S. W. Lim, Judge of the Hawaii Appellate Court. Ms. Faria acts as an arbitrator for the First Circuit Court Annexed Arbitration Program.
Born: Lebanon, Oregon
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