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 Hawai`i 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.
STUART M. KODISH, ESQ.
Stuart Kodish attended Ohio State University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in political science in 1983 and his law degree in 1986. Stuart is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a co-author of the “Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual.” He is a member of the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association as well as serving as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Circuit Court Annexed Arbitration Program. He currently is a member of the Hawaii Association of Justice, The American Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Hawaii State, Federal, and American Bar Associations.
WILLIAM B. HEFLIN, ESQ.
Bill graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and received his law degree from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law in 2001, and is licensed to practice before all Courts in the State of Hawaii. Bill had the honor to Clerk for the Honorable Riki May Amano, in the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii, and for the Honorable Alexa D.M. Fujise at the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Bill also worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Hawaii, and as an Associate Attorney for a prominent Hilo firm, where his practice concentrated on Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Civil Litigation. Bill Heflin is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, and is a member and past President of the Hawaii County Bar Association.
MARGARET E. WARD, ESQ.
Margaret Ward graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she received top distinction in Employment Discrimination and Legal Ethics. Margaret completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned High Honors and the Department Citation for Outstanding Work. Margaret joins the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch from the San Francisco Superior Court, where she clerked for Hons. Harold Kahn and Ernest Goldsmith in the law and motion department. Margaret holds a Master’s degree from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, where she specialized in Medical Anthropology. Margaret is a black belt in Shaolin Kenpo and is admitted to practice law in California and Hawai`i.
BRUCE A. LARSON, ESQ. (OF COUNSEL)
Bruce Larson resides on the Big Island of Hawaii. Although retired from our firm’s Hilo Office, Bruce continues to provide counsel. He has practiced law for over thirty years and is admitted to the bar in Hawaii and Montana. Bruce graduated from Montana State University in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in political science. He received his law degree from the University of Montana in 1980. In addition to serving clients of our firm, he serves as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program and has participated as a panelist in educational seminars assisting other attorneys to serve as CAAP arbitrators. Bruce is a member of the Hawaii Association of Justice. He also serves as a board member, officer and volunteer mediator for the Kuikahi Mediation Center. Kuikahi is a non-profit corporation that contracts with the Hawaii State Judiciary to provide alternative dispute resolution services on the Big Island of Hawaii.
SCOTT MATTOCH, ESQ. (OF COUNSEL)
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.
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.