Kekoa Keiley, Associate


Practice Areas

Mr. Keiley concentrates on real estate, finance and general business transactions.


  • Bachelor of Science, business administration, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, 2006
  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2011
  • In law school, he earned CALI Awards for Excellence in his evidence, Native Hawaiian rights, negotiable instruments, real property I, real property II and secured transactions courses and was secretary, Student Body Association (2009-10) and vice president (2010-11).
  • Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Keiley clerked for the Honorable Craig H. Nakamura, State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals for two years.


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member, Board of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice in the courts of the State of Hawaii and the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii

Articles and Publications

  • “Protecting Our Future By Preserving Our Past: An Indigenous Reconciliation Approach to Improving Native Hawaiian Burial Protection”: Winter 2010, University of Hawaii Law Review
  • Standby Letters of Credit and Performance Bonds: A Comparison (co-authored with David L. Callies): December, 2010, The American College of Real Estate Lawyers Newsletter