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Photo:  Ken Lund  | Used under  Creative Commons

Photo: Ken Lund | Used under Creative Commons

Our Roots are in Hawaii, Scotland, Bishop Street and Poland!

Sam’s 5th great grandfather, was Chief of Oahu. He died at the Battle of Nuuanu in 1795.

His daughter Mahi was given in marriage by Kamehameha I to Sam’s first haole ancestor, the Scotsman Oliver Holmes, who arrived in 1793 and later became Governor of Oahu. His daughter married Scottish sea captain James Anderson King who became Hawaii’s Minister of the Interior. Their son, Samuel Wilder King was Hawaii’s Territorial Governor, and his boy, Samuel P. King, Sr. (Sam Jr.’s Dad), was a US Federal Court Judge in Hawaii for decades.

Adrienne’s grandparents on both sides of her family left Poland and settled in Detroit. 

Her father, a college professor, and her mother, a business woman, encouraged their daughter to seek a law degree after earning her Bachelor’s from the University of Detroit. She received a Juris Doctorate, then got a job offer from the Prosecutor’s Office on Oahu, some 4500 miles from Detroit. The person who convinced her to take a chance on Hawaii was her grand-mother, who had immigrated to Detroit, 4500 miles from Poland, years before.

Our offices are in the historic Dillingham Transportation Building in downtown Honolulu.

Designed in a Renaissance Revival style, the Bishop St. building was completed in 1929 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. A year later the structure was meticulously restored, with King & King as early tenants. It was built for Walter F. Dillingham, who founded the Hawaiian Dredging Company and ran the Oahu Railway and Land Company started by his father. It is an unpretentious and cozy setting for basically down-to-earth people. 

Comfortably Located in this Historic Bishop Street Building.

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735 Bishop St., Suite 304 Honolulu, HI 96813-4817