Attorneys and Staff

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Attorneys
Donna Davis Green

DONNA DAVIS GREEN has resided in the Hawaiian Islands since 1977 and has lived on the Islands of Kauai and Maui, as well as Honolulu, which she has made her home since 1979.

In 1985, Donna completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Social Science and Organizational Communication. She received her J.D. from Whittier College School of Law, where she served as a member of the Moot Court Honors Board, was editor of The Barrister, and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing and Research.

Upon completion of law school, Donna was fortunate to clerk for the law firm of Schutter & Glickstein, and there built a valuable working knowledge and foundation for the litigation process in complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases, which serves her well in her family law practice. Her family law practice includes assisting families to navigate change in divorce actions, paternity actions, child custody/visitation issues, financial issues, including child support and alimony, guardianship and adoption matters. Donna’s practice also includes military divorces and the issues surrounding the formula for division of military pensions and awards of Survivor Benefit Plans, as well as the drafting of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for non-military retirement benefits. Five years of Donna’s practice included being the managing attorney for the Domestic Violence Clearing House and Legal Hotline, where in addition to the family law matters listed above, she extensively assisted victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary retraining orders and orders of protection.

In addition to her family law practice, Donna has also served as a hearing officer for the Department of Human Services; a commissioner for foreclosures; Volunteer Settlement Master; secretary for HICLE (Hawaii Continuing Legal Education); Vice President of the ABA Family Law Committee on Domestic Violence; and the Hawaii Judicial Review Committee.

Donna has served on several boards in Honolulu, including as President of the Honolulu Young Professional Opera Guild and on its Education Committee, and the Opera Ball committee.

Donna is named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for client satisfaction in 2019 and 2020. After 28 years of practice in the family law arena, she remains committed to achieve excellence in her practice and day-to-day interaction with her clients, dedicated to find the best resolution for the mothers, fathers and children of Hawai’i.

Paula S. Nakata

PAULA S. NAKATA was born and raised on Oahu.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BBA in Management.  She obtained her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and worked at the University Legal Assistance providing legal assistance to individuals of limited means in her last year of law school.  During her summer breaks, she worked at the Law Office of Janice P. Kim which specialized in personal injury cases.  

Upon graduation from law school, she worked at Ing and Lebb with a concentration on landlord tenant, guardianship and family law issues.  She transitioned to the Law Offices of Edward R. Lebb with a focus on family law issues, and joined Mitsuyama + Rebman in 2020. 

She provided assistance to individuals in the Young Families in Need – GRADS Program and at the Women’s Drop-In Center.  In her spare time, she volunteered with Hawaii Speech League and Hawaiian Humane Society.

Tiffany Aukai

Tiffany was born and raised on the island of Maui and earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Tiffany earned her J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  While there, she worked as a constitutional law research assistant for Dean Aviam Soifer and served as the Executive Secretary to the Senate of the Student Bar Association.  After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Judge Matthew J. Viola of the First Circuit Court of Hawaii and then worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the City and County of Honolulu. After working at a corporate law firm, she joined M & R in 2023.  

Tiffany has volunteered at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and the Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center. 

 

Alethea K. Rebman

A Hawaii resident since 1986, firm partner ALETHEA KYOKO REBMAN received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, Specialization in International Legal Affairs, Concentration in Business Law and Regulation, attending the Cornell-Sorbonne International Law Institute at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and serving as Managing Editor of the Legal Information Institute (LII). She was a deputy prosecuting attorney and practiced in trusts and estates before starting a family law and general litigation practice.

She serves as an arbitrator with the Court Appointed Arbitrator Program (CAAP) and a Volunteer Settlement Master (VSM) with the Family Court. She has received Outstanding Pro Bono Service recognition for this work from the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, including for the current year 2023. Memberships include the Family Law Section, the Tax Section, the Real Property Law Section, and the Probate Section of the HSBA, and the Hawaii County Bar Association. She has served on the Family Court Forms Committee and is a speaker at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys and paralegals on topics ranging from taxation and trusts in divorce to paralegal procedures, and with partner Dyan Mitsuyama, is a co-author of the real estate section of the Hawaii Divorce Manual.  

Recent or current community involvement includes acting as President of the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society, president of the nonpartisan group Citizen Voice, serving on the Advisory Committee of Healthy Democracy Education Project, volunteering at Legal Aid Society clinics, various community efforts, and condominium and private organization boards. Alethea received a Super Lawyers Rising Star Award 2014. She is listed on Best Lawyers for Family Law in Honolulu 2020 - 2023, Best Lawyers in America 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.
In the news: Star Advertiser profile http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorial/alethea-rebman/ alethea@mitsuyamaandrebman.com

Dyan K. Mitsuyama

Honolulu native and firm partner DYAN KEIKO MITSUYAMA concentrates her practice in family law matters including divorce, paternity, restraining orders, guardianships, adoptions and child support. She also does some general litigation and is a per diem judge at the District Court. Dyan has worked for the State of Hawaii Legislature, in the Child Support Enforcement Agency at the Department of Attorney General, and as an attorney for DVCLH, now known as the Domestic Violence Action Center.

Dyan received her B.A. from the University of Hawaii and her J.D.from Gonzaga University School of Law. She is an active member, board member, and two-time chair of the Family Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar and a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Hawaii Women Lawyers, Phi Delta Phi, and the Maui Collaborative Law Group.Dyan is committed to the improvement and awareness of family law issues in the legal community and in the community at large. She is the co-author of an article titled "Hawaii Family Court Judges Have Heart," published in the Hawaii Bar Journal, and she has educated family law professionals throughout Hawaii through seminars and presentations devoted to issues such as father involvement, infant timesharing, and child alienation. She is a co-author of the real estate section of the Hawaii Divorce Manual.

She also serves as a CAAP arbitrator and a VSM, and was the 2016 & 2019 Chairperson of the Hawaii State Bar Family Law Section. Dyan is a dedicated volunteer with the Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii and the Access to Justice program, as well as the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and Kids First and various Family Court committees. She was the Chair of the 2015 Legal Aid Society fundraiser, A Taste of Justice, and continues to serve. She is on the Board of the Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation and chaired committees for the 2022 and 2023 galas. For her commitment to these organizations and more, Dyan earned the Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i Kahiau Award in 2006 and has received many pro bono and volunteer awards every year since. In addition to awards from various organizations, she received a Pro Bono Attorney award from the Hawaii State Bar Association for the past several years. In the news: Star Advertiser's investigative series article as the attorney for a domestic violence victim obtaining an Order for Protection against an HPD officer http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/hpd-insists-it-takes-domestic-violence-seriously-but-in-some-cases-its-actions-say-otherwise/#comment-180928

Paralegals and Support Staff

 

Deanna Salvador, Paralegal 

deanna@mitsuyamaandrebman.com

Deanna is a lifelong Hawaii resident. She has over 20 years of experience in civil and family law. She attended Nanakuli High School and then Hawaii Business College. When she is not playing softball or attending her daughter's sports practices and games, she spends most of her time in traffic.

Lana Sims, Paralegal & Office Manager

lana@mitsuyamaandrebman.com

paralegal@mitsuyamaandrebman.com

Lana graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Leeward Community College. She has worked in the legal field for over ten years (and loves it). She is the mother of two boys and a fur baby named Daisy. In her spare time she loves to travel to Japan and collect Hello Kitty everything.

Larena Bustillos, Paralegal

larena@mitsuyamaandrebman.com

Larena was born and raised in Hawaii, originally from the Island of Kauai.  She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy and completed the Paralegal Associate in Science program at Kapiolani Community College, and has over 30 years of family law experience.  She enjoys long walks, hiking, biking and snorkeling.

Kanani Kato, Legal Assistant

kanani@mitsuyamaandrebman.com

Kanani grew up on Oahu. After graduating from Iolani School, Kanani attended University of Colorado at Boulder for her B.A. and then her Master's of Study in Law. 

In memoriam: Maria Oldehaver, Senior Paralegal

Originally from New Zealand, Maria lived in Hawaii since 1987 and worked in the legal field since then, with 30+ years of family law experience both in private practice and for the Domestic Violence Action Center, where she was Supervisor of Legal Support Services. She joined M & R in 2014. She enjoyed spending time with her son, playing games on Facebook, and reading.