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Stefan M. Reinke

Email address: sreinke@lbchlaw.com

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.

Mr. Reinke achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Who's Who in American Law (1990‑present).

Mr. Reinke is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association (Hawaii Chapter President from 1995 to 1997; 1999-2000).

Outside the practice of law, Mr. Reinke served on the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii (President from 2000 to 2001) and on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Centers for Independent Living. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.

Mr. Reinke is a triathlon coach with Boca Hawaii. He regularly competes in ocean swim races and triathlons.



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