Faculty & Staff




Lecturer in Law


AB, University of Southern California, 1981
JD, University of California at Davis, 1984


Stefan M. Reinke is a partner practicing in the area of civil litigation. His practice includes tort, insurance, employment, product liability and bad‑faith litigation cases.

In addition, Mr. Reinke’s practice includes the defense of cases for and on behalf of insurers in substantial exposure cases, including cases in State and Federal courts. Over the years, Mr. Reinke and the firm have represented businesses and individuals in high-profile cases involving wrongful death and serious injuries in the state of Hawaii. Mr. Reinke regularly represents employers and employees in discrimination and wrongful termination claims and other claims involving violations of state and federal law.

Mr. Reinke is on the panel of neutrals of Dispute Prevention & Resolution, and he serves as a labor arbitrator for disputes involving the State of Hawaii and its employee unions.

Mr. Reinke is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. He has been a featured speaker at several seminars to lawyers, members of the community, and trade and insurance industry groups.

Mr. Reinke also taught courses in business law at Leeward Community College and Pre-trial Litigation at the William S. Richardson School of Law. His publications include “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets,” Employment Law Basics, Defense Research Institute, Monograph, 1997.

Mr. Reinke received his A.B. in Political Science and Communication from the University of Southern California in 1981. He received his J.D. in 1984 from the University of California at Davis.

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2350