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ATG NEWS RELEASE: New Solicitor General Clyde Wadsworth named

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in Latest Department News


HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that Clyde Wadsworth started January 3 as the new Solicitor General for the State of Hawaii.

The Solicitor General has oversight authority over most state and federal appeals in the Attorney General’s office, including briefs filed on behalf of the State of Hawaii in the United States Supreme Court.

Previously, Wadsworth was of counsel to Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu.  With more than 30 years of litigation experience, he has a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating and has been nationally recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers in commercial litigation.  In addition, he has served as pro bono counsel in several significant cases brought to safeguard LGBT civil rights.  In 2014, he successfully argued Hawaii’s marriage equality case, Jackson v. Abercrombie, before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a past recipient of the Lambda Legal Liberty Award.

Attorney General Chin said, “After his many years in the private sector, we’re fortunate to bring Clyde Wadsworth’s experience and expertise to bear on behalf of the State of Hawaii.”

Wadsworth received his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in politics from Princeton University and his law degree from UCLA, where he served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Phone: (808) 586-1284

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @ATGHIgov