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What is the Corporation Counsel?
The Office of the Corporation Counsel acts as the legal advisor and legal representative of all County of Hawai‘i agencies and departments, including the County Council.

Who is the Corporation Counsel?
The Corporation Counsel for the County of Hawai‘i is Joseph K. Kamelamela.

Where is your office located?

The office is located at the Hilo Lagoon Centre, 101 Aupuni Street, Suite 325, Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720.  

For directions on how to get to our office, please visit this Google Maps link. Once you arrive, take the lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. We are in Unit 325

I need legal advice.   Can you help me?

The Office of the Corporation Counsel provides legal representation and support for the County of Hawai‘i and all its departments, employees, officers, boards and commissions. It does not provide legal advice to the general public.

How can I contact you?

Ph.:  (808) 961-8251. Fax:  (808) 961-8622.

Email: corpcounsel@hawaiicounty.gov

What are your hours of operation?
Our office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How can I get a copy of an Ordinance?
For a copy of an ordinance, please contact the Office of the County Clerk at 961-8255.

How do I file a claim?
You need to submit a completed claim form to the Office of the County Clerk. To obtain such a form you may download the  claims information pdf form, or contact the County Clerk’s office at 961-8255.