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Malia-Emerson-SchreckMalia Emerson Schreck has been with the firm since 2005.  Her civil litigation practice includes particular experience defending corporate and individual clients against claims in the areas of employment, discrimination, professional negligence, and personal injury. She had the privilege of serving as the Court Appointed Master for Kamehameha Schools from 2013 to 2022.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Ms. Schreck graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Policy Analysis (1995) and a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Educational Policy (1996).

Prior to returning to Hawaii to pursue her law degree, Ms. Schreck worked in the education arena in San Diego and San Mateo, California. She also lived in Milan, Italy for two years where she studied Italian language, culture and cuisine.

Ms. Schreck graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2005. While in law school, she was a member of the University of Hawaii Law Review (2003-2005) and served as its Executive-Managing Editor (2004-2005). From 2017 to 2021, she returned to WSRSL to teach Pre-Trial Litigation to second and third year law students. Ms. Schreck has served on several boards of directors of community and professional organizations including the William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, and the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace.

Ms. Schreck is admitted to practice in the State of Hawaii, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.