Rai Saint Chu
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Honolulu, HI

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808-599-1984

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Rai Saint Chu, born in China, grew up in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, and then attained a BA degree from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland Law School.

Since 1972, Ms. Chu has had a variety of legal and related experiences that enrich her ability to represent her clients. She has worked as a Deputy Public Defender, Legal Aid attorney, lobbyist for the Mental Health Association of Hawaii, attorney for the State House of Representatives, practitioner in various small firms and currently a partner with Turbin Chu, Attorneys primarily a plaintiff's personal injury practice. She has tried over 30 jury trials and hundreds of other legal proceedings in all the Courts and many State agencies in Hawaii.

LEGAL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP - Rai Saint Chu as the 2009 President of the Hawaii State Bar Association, has served on the boards of the Young Lawyers Division and the Hawaii bar board and chaired the Communications and Public Relations Committee and a member of the Judicial Administration Committee, as well as chairing the 1993 & 2005 HSBA annual fundraisers. She has regularly attended /participated and made presentations in ABA meetings and law programs all over the US and the world, giving her a national perspective on many legal issues, the legal profession, as well as other enriching opportunities.

GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE - As an elected delegate to the 1978 Hawaii State Constitutional Convention, she was involved in the legal creation of the Judicial Selection Commission, the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, etc. She was a candidate for State House and elected delegate to several national political conventions. She has also served on the Honolulu Reapportionment Commission, an officer & chair of non profits, such as the Girl Scout Council of Hawaii, Junior League of Honolulu, Punahou Carnival and Planned Parenthood of Hawaii.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES - In 1976, she founded Hawaii Women Lawyers, a leading women's professional group in Hawaii. As a President of the Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation, she initiated fundraisers, which through the years has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for women and children in our community. As a board member of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, she chaired the 2000 and 2003 Celebration of Justice Dinners. She also chaired the Family Court's first Child Support Guidelines Committee and initiated a study on the Economic Impact of Divorce, upon obtaining $50,000 from the state legislature.

Areas Of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Serious & Catastrophic Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1972
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
    • B.A.

AGGRESSIVE ADVOCATES FOR THE INJURED SINCE 1975

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.