OFFICE OF THE CORPORATION COUNSEL
Hilo Lagoon Centre, 101 Aupuni Street, Unit 325, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8251 | Fax: (808) 961-8622
CORPORATION COUNSEL: Joseph K. Kamelamela
ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL: Renee N.C. Schoen
DESCRIPTION: This department is the legal advisor and legal representative of all county agencies, the council, and all officers and employees in matters related to their official powers and duties. The corporation counsel shall represent the county in all civil legal proceedings and shall perform all other services incident to the office as may be required by law. The corporation counsel shall, however, be prohibited from representing any elected officer in impeachment proceedings.
Welcome to the official website of the Hawai‘i County Office of the Corporation Counsel.
The mission of our office is to support County government by providing proactive and effective legal representation while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and always acting in furtherance of the public interest.