Ryan K. Hew
Born and raised in Hawaii, I attended Punahou School and the University of Pennsylvania, where I obtained degrees in History and Political Science. I returned to Hawaii to work in the State Legislature as a Legislative Aide and Office Manager before attending Gonzaga University School of Law.
While obtaining my Juris Doctorate I pursued a Masters in Business Administration. I served on the Gonzaga University Board of Regents as the Law School Student Representative and served as a Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office all the while studying corporate law, writing business plans, and enjoying the Spokane area. I also served as a judicial extern under Chief Judge Burns at the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals and Judge Richard Roberts of the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Upon completing my joint J.D./M.B.A. program I worked as the Associate Corporate Counsel at a Hawaii human resource administration firm. There I focused on contract review and drafting, training, compliance with labor and employment law and other forms of regulation affecting small and medium-sized businesses.
Recently, I have been serving as the Committee Clerk to the Hawaii House of Representatives Chair of Labor and Vice-Chair of Judiciary. With my background in law and business I now concentrate on providing affordable legal services to small businesses for their start-up and operational needs. I am an owner-operator just like so many of our local small businesses.
When not practicing law I can be found dining out, writing a food blog, playing with my iPad apps, and hanging out with my dogs.
Mahalo for your time!