Our Expert Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Steven L. Hartley
Hartley & McGehee, LLP
- 2012 HSBA Family Law Section - Chair
- 2004, 2011 HSBA Family Law Section - Vice Chair/Chair Elect
- 2000-2003 HSBA Family Law Section - Secretary
- Hawaii Christian Legal Society
Steven L. Hartley has specialized in the practice of Family Law for 18 years. Mr. Hartley began his family law career in 1996 with Stirling & Kleintop and was named partner at the firm in September 2000. In 2004, Mr. Hartley moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he continued to practice family law with Mallor, Clandening, Grodner and Bohrer, LLP. Mr. Hartley returned home to Hawaii with his family in 2005 and resumed his family law practice partnering with Frank T. Lockwood to form Lockwood & Hartley, ALC. In 2009, Mr. Hartley opened his current firm, Hartley & McGehee, LLP, to continue serving Hawaii's people in all areas of family law.
Mr. Hartley received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (B.A. cum laude, 1991) and his J.D. in 1996 from William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. He is a member of the Hawaii State (Family Law Section), Indiana State, and American (Family Law Section, Litigation Section) Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Hartley served as the Secretary of the Hawaii State Bar Association Family Law Section from 2000 to 2003, was Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect in 2004, and Chair in 2012. He also serves as an appointed arbitrator with the Hawaii Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, and since 2003 has served as a Volunteer Settlement Master for the Family Court. Mr. Hartley has written many articles and given numerous presentations on various family law and litigation topics including paternity, child support, property division, mediation, discovery strategies, and divorce tax matters.
Mr. Hartley is a BV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Hawaii and Indiana.
In October 2015, Mr. Hartley was appointed as a Per Diem Judge of the District Court of the State of Hawaii.
Elsa F. M. McGehee
Hartley & McGehee, LLP
Elsa Fay Menor McGehee joined Hartley & McGehee LLP (formerly known as Lockwood & Hartley ALC), in January 2007. After 2 years, Ms. McGehee was named partner at the firm in 2009. Since beginning her legal career in 1997, Ms McGehee has practiced in a number of areas of civil litigation, including family law, personal injury, insurance defense and employment law. She is a former law clerk to the Honorable Virginia L. Crandall of the First Circuit Court for the State of Hawai’i.
Ms. McGehee received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (B.A., 1990) and her J.D. in 1997 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i, where she helped to create the Filipino Law Students Association at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Ms. McGehee currently contributes her time to Volunteer Legal Services of Hawai’i and the Kapolei Access to Justice Program. Ms. McGehee, who is a member of the Hawai’i Filipino Lawyers Association and Hawai’i State Bar Association (Family Law Section), also serves as a Volunteer Settlement Master for the Family Court.
Ms. McGehee has also been a speaker for the National Business Institute (NBI) Family Law Seminar in addition to speaking at conferences on the complexities of special needs planning in divorces and divorce in the military. Ms. McGehee also makes yearly presentations to Family Law classes at the William S. Richardson School of Law and appeared as an expert speaker on KHON’s Action Line segment on Family Law. For the past four years, Ms. McGehee has volunteered her time as a Mock Trial Coach for the HSBA Young Lawyers' Division Mock Trial Program.
In 2013, together with partner Steven L. Hartley, Ms. McGehee helped found the Hartley & McGehee Excellence in Family Law Award which is awarded annually to a Law School Student who demonstrates a high level of commitment and dedication to Family Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law. She also started the annual Hartley & McGehee Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting donations and contributions from neighboring businesses in Kailua to benefit the Hawaii Food Bank. Having also donated her time to raising money for the Aloha United Way in the past several years, Ms. McGehee also coordinates the firm’s yearly participation in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Ms. McGehee was honored as one of this year's Distinguished Alumnae for Sacred Hearts Academy.
Mari L. Kishimoto Doi
Hartley & McGehee, LLP
Mari L. Kishimoto Doi joined Hartley & McGehee LLP in March 2009. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to Intermediate Court of Appeals Associate Judge Derrick H.M. Chan (formerly of the First Circuit Court for the State of Hawai'i).
Mari Kishimoto Doi received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2001. She went on to obtain her J.D. in 2007 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i. While attending law school, she also served as an officer of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
Ms. Kishimoto Doi is a member of the Family Law Section of the Hawai'i State Bar Association, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i, and the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Kishimoto Doi volunteers with the Hawai'i State Bar Association with Volunteer Legal Society of Hawai'i.
Ms. Kishimoto Doi was named to the Super Lawyer's 2016 Hawai'i Rising Stars List.
Amanda J. Leonard
Hartley & McGehee, LLP
Amanda J. Leonard joined Hartley & McGehee LLP in September 2011. Mrs. Leonard received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2006. Before attending law school, she served as Administrative Assistant to the Program Director at the Children's Justice Center of O'ahu-State of Hawai‘i Judiciary and received training in child welfare law and policy through the Ho'olokahi and Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem programs at the Family Court, First Circuit for the State of Hawai'i.
Mrs. Leonard earned her J.D. in 2011 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i. During law school, she served a two-year term as Research Assistant to Eric K. Yamamoto, the Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice, and was selected as "2010 Scholar-Advocate" by the Equal Justice Society. In 2010, Mrs. Leonard served as a summer law clerk at Hartley & McGehee and went on to serve as a law clerk to The Honorable Michael F. Broderick and The Honorable Matthew J. Viola of the Family Court, First Circuit for the State of Hawai‘i.
Mrs. Leonard is a member of the Family Law Section of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association and is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court of Hawai'i and State Courts of Hawai'i.