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Madeline M Reed

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About Ms. Reed

Madeline Reed was born in Berkeley, California, but has been a resident of Hawaiʻi Island since 2003. Before moving to Hawaiʻi, she graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2000. In 2009, Ms. Reed graduated summa cum laude from the William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served on the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review, earned an Environmental Law Certificate, and won a number of awards for academic achievement. Before entering into private practice in 2011, Ms. Reed worked for the Law Firm of Crudele & De Lima and for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi. For the past several years, Ms. Reed has focused on Child Welfare Law, and is certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children.*


  • Solo Private Practice since 2011
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi, Staff Attorney
  • Crudele & De Lima, Associate
  • University of Hawaiʻi Law Review, Executive Editor for Research
  • County of Hawaiʻi Corporation Counsel, Law Clerk
  • Professor David Callies, Research Assistant
  • Office of the Public Defender, Intern

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Hawaiʻi, 2009
  • Federal District Court, 2010


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Hawaiʻi, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 2009.
  • B.A., cum laude, Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, New York 2000, Astronomy & English.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Child Welfare Law Specialist, Certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children*
  • Environmental Law Certificate
  • CALI Awards for the Highest Grade: Criminal Procedure, Real Property I, Real Property II, Trusts & Estates, Federal Income Taxation, Comparative Takings, Legal Practice
  • Frank D. Gibson Jr. Scholarship
  • McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon Scholarship
  • Rush Moore Craven Sutton Morry & Beh Award
  • Advocates for Public Interest Law Grant

The Law Office of

Madeline M Reed

Kamuela, HI 96743

* The Supreme Court of Hawaiʻi grants Hawaiʻi certification only to lawyers in good standing who have successfully completed a specialty program accredited by the American Bar Association.