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John Y.U. Choi graduated from the University of California at Irvine and was awarded Order of Omega. After college, John taught at the Princeton Review where he was awarded "Teacher of the Year Award". After Princeton Review, John attended law school in Vermont. While at Vermont Law School, John wrote for the Vermont Bar Journal and founded an Asian Pacific American Law Students Association chapter at Vermont Law School.
Upon returning to Hawaii after graduation, John worked as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii. While a government lawyer, John litigated many cases and had three cases that were appealed to the Hawaii Supreme Court. John won all three of his Hawaii Supreme Court cases. One of John's Supreme Court cases was published where he argued the importance of the separation of powers doctrine arising from the three branches of government, the executive branch, the judicial branch and the legislative branch.
John was the lead attorney in a jury trial and won the case for his client. A few months later, John second chaired a jury trial and won again!
When not battling insurance companies, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children at the beach, at a swim meet, or on the golf course.
In addition, John was involved with the Hawaii Junior Chamber of Commerce where he served as a chapter president. He served as president of the Christian Legal Society in Hawaii. John is currently a member of the Beneficial Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge 616 and a member of the West Honolulu Rotary Club. John has served as a board member of the Hawaii Association for Justice for the past several years.