Matthew C. Winter, JD

Clare Connors, JD

Ms. Connors was raised in Hawai‘i and is a graduate of Punahou School.  She left Hawai‘i to attend Yale and graduated cum laude with a double major in Ethics, Politics & Economics as well as International Studies, for which she received distinction in the major.  After graduation, Ms. Connors moved to New York City to work for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, where she served as the Operations Coordinator for the City of New York, Parks & Recreation Department.  In 1999, she left Parks to attend Harvard Law School.  Upon graduation, Ms. Connors received The Heyman Fellowship Award to support her decision to enter federal government service.

After law school, Ms. Connors returned to Hawai‘i as a law clerk to United States District Court 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., under Attorney General John Ashcroft.  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 under Paul McNulty.  In 2004, Ms. Connors returned home to Hawai‘i to work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Hawai‘i under Ed Kubo.  As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, she prosecuted a variety of crimes including white collar frauds, 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 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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