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Edward C. Kemper, Attorney at Law


About Me

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841 Bishop Street, Suite 1619
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1968 Juris Doctor (with honors)
1965 Bachelor of Arts (History)

Work Experience:
2009 – Edward Kemper AAL, LLLC
present Title: Member/Manager
1975 – 2009 Kemper & Watts, Attorneys-at-Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
Title:  Partner/Owner
Specialty: commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, small business advice
1971 – 1975 Mattoch, Kemper & Brown, Attorneys-at-Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
Title:  Partner
1968 – 1971 Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright, Attorneys-at-Law
Title:  Associate

Courts Admission:

  1. Hawaii State Courts
  2. United States District Court, Hawaii District
  3. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  4. United States Supreme Court

Legal Activities:

1992 – present Hawaii Bar Journal, Editor
1972 – 1992 Hawaii Bar Journal, Editor-In-Chief
1989 – present ACLU Hawaii, Litigation Committee


Kemper and Moorehead, Territorial Price Discrimination, 37 Geo. Wash. Law Review, 104 (1967)
Kemper, Hawaii Section Five of the FTC Act:  The Ubiquitous Antitrust Law, 6 Hawaii Bar Journal 5 (1969).
Kemper, The Antitrust Law and Land: An Answer to Hawaii’s Housing Crisis?, 8, Hawaii Bar Journal 5 (1971).
Kemper, Misrepresentation and Deception Under Section 480-2 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, 10 Hawaii Bar Journal 69 (1973).
Kemper, Book Review, Real Estate Syndicate Offering, 11 Hawaii Bar Journal 32 (1974).
Kemper, Interview of Judge Arthur S.K. Fong, 16 Hawaii Bar Journal 31 (1981).
Kemper, Interview with Associate Justice Frank Padgett, 20 Hawaii Bar Journal 5 (1987).
Kemper, Interview of the Honorable Jon J. Chinen, Bankruptcy Judge, District of Hawaii, 21 Hawaii Bar Journal 107 (1987).
Kemper, Interview of Judge Ronald Moon and Edwin Aoki Concerning Hawaii’s Arbitration Program, 21 Hawaii Bar Journal 187 (1988).
Kemper, Interview of Warren Price Attorney General of the State of Hawaii , 22 Hawaii Bar Journal 105 (1990).
Kemper, Interview with Judge Robert G. Klein (Motions Judge, First Circuit Court), 23 Hawaii Bar Journal 55 (1991).
Kemper, Interview with Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, Hawaii Bar Journal (October 1992).
Kemper, Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Under Section 480-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes: Revisited, Hawaii Bar Journal 7 (May 1994)
Kemper, Interview with Chief Justice Ronald Moon, Hawaii Bar Journal 4 (March 1995)
Kemper, Interview with HSBA President Alan Van Etten, Hawaii Bar Journal 6 (January 1977)
Kemper, Interview with Judge Kevin S.C. Chang, Hawaii Bar Journal 6 (May 1997)
Kemper, Revised Circuit Court Rules, Hawaii Bar Journal 10 (May 1997)
Kemper, Perspective on Administrative Hearings, Hawaii Bar Journal 64, (May 1999)
Kemper, Judge Chang on the New Individual Calendar System, Hawaii Bar Journal 9 (April 2000)
Kemper, Damn the Rules, Full Speed Ahead, Hawaii Bar Journal 27 (October 2004)
Kemper, Interview of Irene Nakano, Oahu CAAP Administrator, Hawaii Bar Journal 5 (October 2005)
Kemper, Interview with United States District Court Judge Helen Gilmore, Hawaii Bar Journal 24 (January 2006)
Kemper, Pro Bono Celebration, Volunteers, ACLU Style, Hawaii Bar Journal 4 (December 2005)
Kemper, Perspectives From Territorial Lawyers, Hawaii Bar Journal 104 (July 2006)
Kemper, Interview with Chief Judge James Burns: New Role of Intermediate Court of Appeals, Hawaii Bar Journal 15 (May 2006)
Kemper, Interview with HSBA President Jeffrey Portnoy, Hawaii Bar Journal 4 (January 2007)
Kemper, Interview with HSBA President Jeffrey Sia, Hawaii Bar Journal 6 (January 2008)
Kemper, 2008 Legislation, Hawaii Bar Journal 22 (October 2008)
Kemper, Interview with 2009 HSBA President Rai Saint Chu, Hawaii Bar Journal 4 (January 2009)
Kemper, Summary Judgments in Hawaii, Hawaii Bar Journal 4 (August 2009)
Kemper, Interview with 2010 HSBA President Hugh Jones, Hawaii Bar Journal 5 (January 2010)


• Martindale Hubbell

AV preeminent 5.0 of 5

Non-Legal & Charitable Activities:

President and Board Member, Hawaii Family Support Center
Vice President and Board Member, Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii
President and Board Member, Friends of Kailua High School
President and Board Member, Plantation View Hale Homeowners Association
Director, Big Surf Homeowners Association
Assistant Regional Executive and Board Member, Sports Car Club of America, Hawaii Region

• Solo I Safety Steward and Divisional Chief Steward, Sports Car Club of America

President and Board Member, Kokua Kalihi Valley

Writing and TV Activities:

Automotive Columnist, Honolulu Star Bulletin (weekly column) 2002 to 2006
Automotive Writer, Hi Luxury Magazine 2008 to present
Host, Wheels Hawaii TV (OC-16) 2003-2006
Host and Producer of Island Driver TV 2007 to present
Contributing writer to Hawaii Motorsports & Street Machine News, Sports Car, Huula Newsletter, South Pacific News

Fund-Raising Activities: (at various times)

Chairperson, Celebrity Auction for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Chairperson, Epilepsy Foundation Roast of Congressman Neil Abercrombie
Chairperson, Epilepsy Foundation Roast of Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle
Chairperson, Epilepsy Foundation Roast of University Football Coach Riley Wallace
Co-Chairperson, Friends of Kailua High School Fun Run & Carnival
ACLU Century Club fundraiser

Outside Activities & Interests:

Race car driving (Sports Car Club of America; National Competition Racing license)