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Waimea attorney’s law license suspended

The state Supreme Court suspended Waimea attorney Dean T. Kauka from the practice of law, effective immediately, according to a written statement from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

According to the high court’s order of suspension, Kauka “has failed to meaningfully or substantively respond to lawful requests from ODC regarding its investigations into alleged misconduct committed by him, or to respond by the May 31, 2017 deadline to this court’s May 10, 2017 order to show cause as to why he should not be immediately suspended” for his alleged misconduct.

The order didn’t specify the nature of the alleged misconduct.

Kauka will remain suspended until further order of the Supreme Court, and is cautioned and advised by ODC that he cannot accept new retainers, clients or legal matters.

He also must return to any existing clients their papers, property and unearned advance fee payments.

Kauka, 59, was admitted to the Hawaii Bar on May 12, 1989.


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