Elijah Yip – Cades Schutte LLP

Practice/Organization Description

I am an experienced civil litigator and a partner at Cades Schutte LLP, a full-service law firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. My areas of practice include:

• Business and commercial litigation – I litigate disputes involving matters such as contracts, real property transactions, and insurance. My clients range from publicly traded companies to sole proprietors.

• IT law – I consult on technology law issues including privacy, online defamation, e-commerce, and e-discovery. I offer a cost-effective line of services called “SM Safety” to help organizations manage the risks of social media.

• Media law – I represent media companies in defamation actions, FOIA requests, open government challenges, and First Amendment issues

• Environmental law – I advise on compliance with federal and state environmental laws such as NEPA/HEPA, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. I also represent companies and individuals in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving alleged violations of environmental laws.

I write about developments in law and technology on my blog (LegalTXTS.com) and on Twitter (@LegalTXTS). I am frequently invited to present on law and technology issues. For a list of topics and representative speaking engagements, visit my blog at http://bit.ly/146lQ4J.

I am rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in SuperLawyers.

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


University of Hawai'i at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Hawaii Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Media Law Reporters' Committee

Online Media Law Network

Social Media Club of Hawaii

Honors and Awards

Pacific Business News Forty Under 40 (2012)


1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI 96813, United States

  • 808-521-9326
  • 808-540-5004

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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