Biographies

BONNIE L. MOORE

Bonnie L. Moore is a member of the State Bars of Hawaii, California, and New York. She is a member of the Elder Law and Probate and Estate Planning sections of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

She graduated from UCLA Law School in 1984 in the top ten of her graduating class and as a member of the Order of the Coif and an Associate Editor of U.C.L.A. Law Review. Her first year after graduation from law school, she was a law clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson. She has worked as an estate planning, probate and trusts attorney in New York City, New York, San Diego, California and now for fifteen years in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is admitted to practice before the District of Hawaii, the Central District of California, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her undergraduate degree is in Mathematics from USC and she has California teaching credentials.

Besides working as an attorney, Ms. Moore composes songs, leads Bible studies, has a weekly TV show called “Good News for You,” dances ballet, and participates in prison ministry.

SANFORD K. OKURA

Specialty:  Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Medicaid Law.

Educated: Grinnell College; Columbia University; Brigham Young University (B.A. magna cum laude, high honors, 1971); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1976).

Admitted to Practice Law:  1976, Hawaii.

Professional Associations:  Court Appointed Arbitrator; Big Island Estate Planning Council (past President, member of Board of Directors); Credit Union of Hawaii (current member of Board of Directors); Hawaii State Bar Association (Member of Probate and Estate Planning Section and Elder Law Section); Hawaii County Bar Association.