Makuakane Law

Gail "Kaila" Kawakami

Kaila was born and raised in Hilo and is a graduate of the Lewis & Clark Law School. She also earned her Ph.D. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, her M.A. from Alaska Pacific University, and her B.A. from the University of British Columbia, all while working and raising a family.

Kaila is licensed to practice in law in Alaska, Oregon, and Hawaii. Before joining Est8Planning Counsel LLLC, she worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii in Waianae, and as the Veterans Benefits Coordinator for the Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii.

Kaila’s life experience includes living in the rugged Alaskan Brooks Range, riding the whitewater rapids of the Snake River in Hells Canyon, and hunting from horseback on the slopes of Mauna Kea. During her free time, Kaila enjoys wine tasting, trying new culinary recipes, gardening, and traveling.