Attorneys

In addition to Ian Mattoch, an associate attorney may be assigned to your legal team.  An associate attorney works closely with Ian in “shepherding” the legal issues of your case and providing legal research and litigation support not afforded to clients by other law firms.  We are also honored to have attorneys who provide counsel to our law firm.  The “Of Counsel” attorneys at the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch bring with them decades of specialized experience in the practice of personal injury law in the State of Hawaii.

DANIEL P. KIRLEY, ESQ.
Having grown up in Honolulu, Dan graduated from Punahou School in 1986.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1990, and a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in California in 1993.  Dan is a member of the Hawaii Association of Justice, a consumer-oriented legal association.  He has worked on over a dozen appellate cases, including five cases that resulted in published opinions.  Dan has been selected both as a private arbitrator and as an arbitrator in the Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

SCOTT MATTOCH, ESQ.  
Scott Mattoch grew up in Kailua, Hawaii and is a graduate of Punahou School.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University and was awarded membership to the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies. He received his law degree from the University of Hawaii in 1998. In 2007, Scott was awarded a Master of Business Administration from the University of California’s Hass School of Business. Scott is admitted to the bar in Hawaii and Colorado. He has argued cases before Federal and State of Hawaii judges and juries including the Hawaii Supreme Court.

P. KYLE SMITH, ESQ.
Kyle Smith is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and former law clerk to United States District Court Judge James C. Mahan. Before law school, Kyle was a Schedule C appointee to President William J. Clinton and Defense Fellow in the Department of Defense. Kyle’s practice has traditionally focused on complex plaintiffs’ cases and class actions involving environmental torts, product liability, wage and hour violations, construction defect, and consumer protection. Examples of cases and recoveries include a 2016 unanimous jury verdict for nuisance, trespass, and negligence against DuPont Pioneer for the impact of its GMO research facility on nearby residents of Waimea, Kauai; a 2016 jury verdict of $27 million as Class Counsel on behalf of Ewa, Hawaii homeowners against developer Haseko Hawaii, Inc., and related entities; a $20+ million dollar bench trial verdict against Haseko Hawaii, Inc., in 2017 for equitable claims on behalf of Ewa homeowners; appointment in 2017/18 as Class Counsel to represent Hualalai homeowners in Kona, Hawaii; final approval in 2017 of a Class settlement on behalf of homeowners for claims addressing the drift of dangerous pesticides from an Oahu Hawaii golf course into plaintiffs’ adjacent neighborhood; and participation as Class Counsel in the Kitec Fitting Litigation, a class action case involving defective brass plumbing systems that resulted in two favorable jury verdicts and approximately 98 settlements against more than 100 defendants totaling $249,000,000+ on behalf of approximately 30,000 Las Vegas Nevada homeowners. Additionally, Kyle has successfully written and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Intermediate Court of Appeals for the State of Hawaii.

MARK KAMITOMO, ESQ. (OF COUNSEL)
Mr. Kamitomo has “Of Counsel” status with the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch bringing with him a long success in medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and product liability in Washington State.  Mr. Kamitomo has had numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, many of which have prompted significant improvements in medical care and product design.

Mr. Kamitomo received his JD from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1989. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, and the courts of the State of Washington. He also practices in Federal and State Courts in Texas, Nevada, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Arizona, and is licensed to practice in the states of Washington, Hawaii, Arizona and Idaho.

Mr. Kamitomo is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the Asian Bar Association, The American Board of Trial Advocates, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Damage Attorney’s Round Table (DART), and The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, he is currently on the Board of Governors for the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly WSTLA) and served as its president in 2011-2012. He has served on the Board of Advisors for the Gonzaga Law School, the Board of Trustees for the Litigation Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and is a current board member and past President of Spokane Youth Sports Association.

JEFFREY P. PHELAN, M.D., ESQ. (OF COUNSEL) Dr. Phelan is an attorney and a physician board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Phelan is also board certified in the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Phelan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  He completed medical school in 1973 at the University of Miami, School of Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida and his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia (1977).

Dr. Phelan is the Vice Chairman and Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of OBGYN at Citrus Valley Medical Center in West Covina, California.  He is a Board Member of the San Gabriel Valley Perinatal Medical Group in West Covina, California.  Dr. Phelan also serves as President for the Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation in Industry, California, and he is a member of University of Florida’s Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Center Clinical Staff Safety Committee.

Dr. Phelen has received multiple honors and awards and he is licensed to practice medicine in Virginia, California, and Florida.  Dr. Phelen presently holds the following positions as Attending Staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, CA; San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, CA; Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, CA; Citrus Valley Medical Center in West Covina, CA; Arcadia Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, CA; and Beverly Hospital, in Montebello, CA.

Dr. Phelen is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Hawaii.

Dr. Phelen is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He is a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Hawaii Bar Association, and many other professional societies.  Dr. Phelan has served as editor and special reviewer for medical journals, publishers, societies, and granting agencies.  Dr. Phelen is also well known in the legal and medical communities as faculty on Childbirth Injuries conferences and symposiums.

Dr. Phelen’s hobbies include coin collecting, horseracing memorabilia, golf, and auto racing.