Daniel Kawamoto was born and raised on the island of Oahu. He spent 4 years of his childhood living in Seoul, South Korea, before returning to Hawaii in 1992. He is a graduate of Punahou School, and attended the University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate degree. He received his juris doctorate from The University of San Diego, and is a member of both the Hawaii and California Bar.
Upon returning to Hawaii, Daniel served as the law clerk for the Honorable Karl K. Sakamoto, before joining the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. After leaving the Prosecutor’s Office, Daniel worked for attorney Paul J. Cunney – one of Hawaii’s most experienced DUI and criminal defense attorneys.
Daniel has represented hundreds of clients charged with criminal offenses ranging from traffic infractions to Class A Felonies. His representation has led to countless dismissals and acquittals at trial. He is also skilled at negotiating plea agreements for his clients.
The consummate competitor, Daniel enjoys playing football, tennis, and golf, as well as trivia, poker, and strategy games.