Matthew C. Winter, JD

Clare Connors, JD

Ms. Connors was raised in Hawai‘i and is a graduate of Punahou School. She attended Yale and after graduation, Ms. Connors worked for the City of New York as the Operations Coordinator for the Parks & Recreation Department.

She later attended Harvard Law School and upon graduation, Ms. Connors returned to Hawai‘i to serve as a law clerk to United States District Judge David Alan Ezra. After the clerkship, Ms. Connors joined the Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of the Attorney General’s Honors program in Washington, D.C. While working as a trial attorney for DOJ’s Tax Division, she was detailed to the Eastern District of Virginia as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.

In 2004, Ms. Connors again returned to Hawai‘i as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Hawai‘i. She prosecuted a variety of crimes including white collar fraud, crimes against children, tax offenses and money laundering. In 2011, Ms. Connors transitioned from criminal work to her civil litigation practice with Davis Levin Livingston; and now represents individuals and business groups in civil matters.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Connors has served on the faculty of the William S. Richardson School of Law as a Lecturer in Law for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic. She is a member of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association (HSBA) and has participated in various HSBA activities, including as a contributor to the HSBA Federal Appellate Practice Manual and a presenter at the HSBA Annual Bar Convention. In 2014, Ms. Connors was appointed to be a Lawyer Representative for the District of Hawai‘i to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and previously served as a Lawyer Delegate to the Hawai‘i District Conference. Ms. Connors is also the vice president of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Ms. Connors has tried a number of federal felony cases as well as handled appellate matters before both the Ninth Circuit and the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. Admitted in New York and Hawai‘i, she currently limits her practice to Hawai‘i’s state and federal courts.

Practice Areas

Class Actions
Civil Rights
Consumer Rights
Insurance Bad Faith
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury


Clare Connors

Davis Levin Livingston
851 Fort Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
ph 808-450-3004
fax (808) 545-7802

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