Biographies

Alan Van Etten

Alan Van Etten

Attorney, Deeley King Pang & Van Etten


Contact Info

Deeley King Pang & Van Etten
Pauahi Tower
1003 Bishop St., Ste. 1550
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 533–1751
Fax: (808) 599–2908
Email: 
www.dkpvlaw.com


Background

Serving on the CGL Reporter Editorial Board during 2004–2007, Mr. Van Etten contributed first-party property, construction, and completed operations summaries to this publication.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Van Etten served as a law clerk to the Honorable William S. Richardson, Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. He then practiced with the Law Offices of Douglas S. Page and with Fong & Miho. In 1983 he became legal counsel to the Chair of the Honolulu City Council. In 1984 he returned to private law practice, emphasizing plaintiff contingency civil litigation, in what later became the firm of Edmunds, Verga, Van Etten and O'Brien, and in 1990, he joined his current firm.

Selected for listing in The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Van Etten's practice concentrates in civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance law and litigation (representing both policyholders and insurers in coverage and bad faith cases), representing plaintiffs in personal injury work (he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum), and representing plaintiffs and defense in employment law and commercial torts. He has written and spoken extensively on insurance law and litigation. In 1993 and 1994, at the Law School's request, he was Adjunct Professor (Advanced Torts/Insurance Law) at the University of Hawaii's School of Law. He is a vice chair of the ICLC TIPS.

Mr. Van Etten received his BA degree in history from Yale University and his juris doctor degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley.