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Albert Bernard Bays, American lawyer. Bar: California 1969, Hawaii 1970, United States District Court Hawaii 1970, United States Supreme Court 1976. Active development of residential leasehold law, Hawaii; Member of Hawaii Bar Association, Outrigger, Honolulu.


Bays, Albert Bernard was born on October 13, 1944 in Pomona, California, United States.


University of Southern California (Bachelor of Arts, 1966). Stanford Law School (Juris Doctor, 1969).


Worked at Bays, Deaver, Hiatt, Lung & Rose (Honolulu, Hawaii) specializing in Business, Commercial and Real Estate Law. Civil Litigation and Arbitration, emphasizing cases involving Real Estate, Construction, Business Transactions, Professional Liability and Insurance Law. Admitted to the bar, 1970, California and Hawaii.

1976, United States. Supreme Court. Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1967-1968. Diplomat, Court Practice Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1974.

Graduate, University of California College of Trial Advocacy, 1978. Board Certified, Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1986. Licensed Real Estate Broker, Hawaii, 1982.

Chairman, Hawaii Commercial Litigation Section, American Bar Association, 1977-1979. Chairman of the Litigation Subcommittee for Realtor Liability Task Force, Hawaii Association of Realtors, 1989. Member, Board of Visitors, Stanford Law School, 1995-1996.

Instructor: Handling the Lawyer's Professional Liability Claim, Hawaii Bar Association, 1984. Errors and Omissions, Casualty, Liability and Other Insurance for the Attorney, Hawaii Bar Association, 1984. Real Estate Litigation: Condemnation, Hawaii Bar Association, 1984.

Real Estate Brokers, Selected Legal Issues, Hawaii Bar Association, 1985. Misrepresentation and Non-Disclosure of Pertinent Facts, Hawaii Real Estate Commission, 1987. How to Avoid DROA Lawsuits, University of Hawaii, 1988.

Legal Aspects of Agency in Real Estate, Hawaii Association of Realtors, 1989. Misrepresentation and Disclosure in Real Estate, Hawaii Association of Realtors, 1989. Lease to Fee Conversions, Honolulu Board of Realtors, 1989.

Real Estate Broker Liability, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1989. Hazardous Waste in Real Estate Transactions-Purchaser's Point of View, Continuing legal education International, 1990. Real Estate Law Update and Ethics, University of Hawaii, 1991-1995.

Risk Management II, Agency, Hawaii Association of Realtors, 1992. Risk Management III: Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure, Hawaii Association of Realtors, 1991. Boundary Law in Hawaii, National Business Institute, 1991, 1994, 1995.

Advanced Real Estate Purchases & Sales, Agency Duties & Liabilities, Hawaii Bar Association, 1993. Co-Chair, Advanced Conference on Commercial Real Estate Leases, LSI International, 1993-1996. Co-chair, Private Property and Government Takings, LSI International, 1995.

Member, Hawaii Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, 1982. Arbitrator, Circuit Court Arbitration Program and American Arbitration Association. Member: Hawaii State, Federal and American Bar Associations.

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Hawaii and National Association of Realtors. BDHLR was established in 1986 by a group of experienced attorneys to offer a unique level of expertise in real estate, construction and business law.

Since then, the firm has participated in a number of landmark cases and has earned a reputation for providing the highest quality of responsive, efficient service at a fair and reasonable cost. The firm's depth of experience, aggressive spirit, attention to thorough preparation and commitment to open communication enables it to achieve consistently superior results for its clients.


Active development of residential leasehold law, Hawaii. Member of Hawaii Bar Association, Outrigger, Honolulu.