Cades Schutte LLP Celebrates a Century of Dedicated Legal Service

Attorneys Arthur G. Smith and Urban E. Wild founded the firm on April 1, 1922 as Smith & Wild. Over the past 100 years, the firm has been involved in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawai‘i.


Today, with more than 80 attorneys, over 40 different practice and industry areas, and offices in Honolulu, Kona, Waimea, Kahului, and Līhuʻe, Cades Schutte is a full-service law firm that serves local, national, and international clients. It regularly handles real estate, finance, estate planning, tax, and litigation matters.

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Hawai‘i State Senator Stanley Chang presents a certificate to Management Committee Members Amanda M. Jones and Nathan T. Okubo. | Photo: courtesy of Cades Schutte

“Excellent support, professional and intelligent counsel, but also friendly and easy to talk to”, said one Cades Schutte client. Excellence. Integrity. Responsive. Respected. These are words that clients have most often used to describe Cades Schutte attorneys. Partners from the firm have served the state as members of the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents, presidents of the Hawaii State Bar Association, on numerous other boards and commissions, and have also gone on to serve as federal, state, and district court judges.

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Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Waters presents a certificate to Partner Michele S. Loudermilk and Management Committee members Amanda M. Jones and Ryan M. Wilson. | Photo: courtesy of Cades Schutte

Although Cades Schutte looks very different today than it did in 1922, its mission of providing outstanding legal service to its clients remains steadfast. Cades Schutte strives to continue building on the legacy of its founders as the largest and one of the most preeminent firms in the state.



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