The Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang, LLLC has a team of experienced attorneys and assistants.

Here is background information about the attorneys who are part of our team:

* MARVIN S. C. DANG

Managing Member of Firm
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Practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Collections (representing creditors)
  • Foreclosures (representing creditors)
  • Legislation
  • Lobbying
  • Government relations
  • Mortgage lending
  • Real estate law
  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy (representing creditors)
  • Business law

Admitted

  • Hawaii, 1978

Education

  • George Washington University, J.D., 1978
  • University of Hawaii, B.A., 1974

Associations, memberships, and activities

  • Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) [formerly known as National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys – NARCA]
  • ACA International
  • Hawaii Financial Services Association (HFSA)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

Background
As a lawyer since 1978, Marvin Dang is experienced with civil litigation, creditors’ rights, collections, foreclosures, legislation, lobbying, government relations, mortgage lending, real estate, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, and business law.

Mr. Dang has been quoted in various news media about foreclosures, collections, identity theft, money transmitters, financial literacy, real estate, and legislation. These media include the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (and previously the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin), the Pacific Business News, and KGMB TV news.

He started the Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang in 1981.

During the 1980s, Mr. Dang was a legislator in the Hawaii State House of Representatives and was elected as an Assistant Minority Floor Leader. Legislative bills that he introduced were enacted into law. He served on the following House committees: Education; Higher Education & the Arts; Agriculture; Water, Land Use Development & Hawaiian Affairs; Energy, Ecology & Environmental Protection; and Ocean & Marine Resources.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Dang was Senior Vice President, Director, and General Counsel for an FDIC-insured Hawaii financial services loan company. He was responsible for the financial institution’s governmental affairs and regulations, community relations, and compliance.

Mr. Dang is currently a registered lobbyist in the State of Hawaii. He has assisted a variety of clients (including financial institutions, lenders, title companies, mortgage loan originators, money transmitters, accountants, and others) on a wide range of legislative issues and matters including: lending, credit cards, payroll cards, collections, foreclosures, real estate, privacy, identity theft, and financial literacy.

Mr. Dang is a former President of the Hawaii Financial Services Association (HFSA). He’s the current HFSA Secretary-Treasurer and serves on the Board of Directors.

From 2010 through 2012, Mr. Dang was the Vice Chair of the Hawaii Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force. He was the acting Chair in 2011. The Task Force was created by Act 162 (2010 Hawaii Session Law).

In 2005, the President of the Hawaii State Senate appointed Mr. Dang to the Hawaii Anti-Phishing Task Force which focused on identity theft issues. Mr. Dang was appointed in 2006 by the Senate President to the Hawaii Identity Theft Task Force, and he was elected as Vice-Chair of that Task Force.

Mr. Dang has been a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association since 1978. He serves on the Board of Directors of the HSBA’s Collection Law Section. He’s currently the immediate past Chair of the Section and he was the Chair for seven years.

Marvin is active with the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) [formerly known as the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys – NARCA]. He has been the NCBA’s Parliamentarian (an Officer position) from 2019 to present, and previously from 2015-2017. He’s been on the NCBA’s Board of Directors since 2015 and he co-chairs the NCBA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.  Additionally, his firm is a member of ACA International (formerly known as American Collectors Association).

For nearly 30 years since 1992, Mr. Dang has served on the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Committee on District Court Rules and Forms. He was appointed to that position by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Mr. Dang has been a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1975. He was initially a Law Student Member, and he became an Attorney Member after he passed the bar in 1978.

He was elected to the ABA’s Board of Governors in 2020 for a 3-year term (2020-2023) as a Minority Member-at-Large. He serves on the Board’s Committee on Profession, Public Service and Diversity. Mr. Dang is also a member of the ABA’s House of Delegates.

Mr. Dang was the Chair of the ABA’s Senior Lawyers Division in 2018-2019 (which had about 60,000 members at that time), the Immediate Past Chair of the Division from 2019-2020, and a member of the Division’s Executive Committee.

With the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm, & General Practice Division, Mr. Dang was elected in 2008 as a Council Member-at-Large for a 4-year term and was additionally a Division Director.

Mr. Dang has been in leadership positions with the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division (District Representative, Executive Council Member, and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Executive Council) and the ABA’s Law Student Division (Circuit Governor and member of the Board of Governors).

Since 1979, ABA Presidents have appointed Mr. Dang to numerous commissions, standing committees and special committees: the Council of the Fund for Justice & Education, the Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, the Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight, the Coalition for Justice, the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services, the Standing Committee on Law and the Electoral Process, the Special Committee on Election Law and Voter Participation, and the Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.  In 2018, the ABA President appointed Mr. Dang as a Minority Member-at-Large on the ABA Nominating Committee; he served on the Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee.

Mr. Dang has chaired, co-chaired, and been a special advisor of various diversity and inclusion committees within the ABA. Since 2014 he has served as a liaison to the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

He has been involved with ABA Day in Washington, D.C. (grassroots advocacy) since 2007. He’s a member of the ABA Day Planning Committee and is the Hawaii State Captain.

For three years Mr. Dang served on the Board of Directors of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute. In 2000, he was appointed by the ABA President to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services.

With the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Mr. Dang has been involved with NAPABA’s Lobby Day (grassroots advocacy) since 2015. He’s a member of the Board of Directors of the NAPABA Hawaii Chapter.

Mr. Dang obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1978.  He received in 2018 the George Washington University Law School’s “Stockton Guard Award” to “honor an alumnus/alumna who has graduated 40 years ago or more and who has led an extraordinary career since their law school graduation and showed dedication and commitment to the betterment of the law school.”

He served as President-elect of the George Washington Law Alumni Association (2019-2020). In 2013, he was first elected to Association’s Board of Directors for a three year term. He was re-elected to the Board in 2016 and served on the Board’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Dang earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a graduate of Punahou High School in Honolulu.

Mr. Dang is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

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Here are the profiles and practice areas of the other attorneys with our law firm:

* JASON M. OLIVER, a Member/Partner of the firm, obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. He received his B.A. degree in history from the University of Redlands in California. Mr. Oliver is a graduate of Punahou High School in Honolulu. His practice areas include: civil litigation, creditors’ rights, collections, foreclosures, and appeals.

* SUMMER S. OKADA, a Member/Partner of the firm, earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. She was an editor on the Loyola Law School International and Comparative Law Review. Ms. Okada received her B.A. degree in Biology and Womens’ Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She graduated from high school at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Her practice areas include: real estate law, creditors’ rights, foreclosures, civil litigation, mortgage lending, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy law (representing creditors), and legislation.

* RENEE M. FURUTA received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Ms. Furuta received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She graduated from Pearl City High School. Her practice areas include: civil litigation, creditors’ rights, and collections.

* AMY JACKSON received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Ms. Jackson received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She graduated from the Kamehameha Schools. Her practice areas include: civil litigation, creditors’ rights, and foreclosures.

All attorneys with our firm are licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii and are members of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

The Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang, LLLC assists local, national, and global clients
with their matters throughout the State of Hawaii.