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Robert S.N. Young
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Robert S.N. Young; 1969 graduate of Kamehameha Schools; graduate of the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 1973 (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with minor in Education); Executive intern, Office of the Governor, 1973 (Governor John A Burns); graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law (Juris Doctor in 1978); member of the Hawaii State Bar since 1978; also licensed to practice law in the Federal District of Hawaii and the Hawaii Supreme Court; Attorney for the Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives (1979); Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu handling misdemeanor, family, and felony prosecution (1979-1981); Family Law attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Managing Attorney for the Carpenter's Union, Local 745 from (1982-1985); Insurance defense, commercial, and tort litigation with Shigemura & Ching and Kidani-Crudele (1986-1991); Deputy Attorney General litigating the asbestos property damage cases for the State of Hawaii (complex hazardous tort) (1991-1994); Chief Planner/Grant Writer/Legislative Liaison for the Hawaii Housing Authority (1994-2006); Associate Attorney with Bervar & Jones handling a general criminal/civil litigation practice (2006-2011). Practice with CFTG concentrates on Family Law litigation including divorce, child custody and support, post-decree enforcement, domestic violence/TRO.

Areas Of Practice

  • Temporary Restraining Orders/Spousal Abuse
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Alimony & Property Division
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Custody/Relocation Issues
  • Child Support Modification & Enforcement
  • Paternity
  • Guardianships
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Mediation & Arbitration


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Juris Doctor - 1978
  • Kamehameha School
    • Graduate - 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawai'i State Bar , Member , 1978

Past Employment Positions

  • Governor John A. Burns, Executive Intern, 1973
  • City & County of Honolulu , Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1979 to 1981
  • Shigemura & Ching and Kidani-Crudele, 1986 to 1991