Jeremy K. O’Steen

A Passion for Community Safety

Jeremy K. O’Steen is driven by a fervent commitment to community safety, aspiring to elevate safety standards by holding both individuals and corporations accountable for their actions and tirelessly pursuing justice for those affected by negligence and wrongful actions. Throughout his illustrious legal career, Jeremy has been steadfast in his mission to serve individuals and families impacted by various forms of adversity, rooted in a deep-seated empathy and belief in the importance of diversity and justice.

At the heart of Jeremy’s achievements lies an unwavering commitment to public service. His extensive engagement with outreach groups has taken him to impoverished communities across multiple countries, where he has played a pivotal role in constructing essential infrastructure and offering assistance in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Jeremy’s empathy and dedication are evident in his work with equine therapy for children with disabilities, showcasing his genuine commitment to helping those facing physical, mental, and emotional challenges. His participation in organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Club of America highlights his determination to create meaningful change in people’s lives. Additionally, his advocacy for workplace protections with the ACLU reflects his strong support for civil rights and his readiness to defend marginalized communities.

Jeremy K. O'Steen
Jeremy K. O'Steen

  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, 2014
  • B.A., B.A., Magna Cum Laude, North Carolina State University, 2011

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Hawaiʻi, 2020
  • State of Hawaiʻi, 2017
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2014 (retired)

  • American Association of Justice
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Hawaiʻi Association of Justice, Vice President
  • Hawaiʻi State Bar Association
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi

Public Service Meets Legal Work

This commitment to public service seamlessly transitioned into his legal career, where Jeremy tirelessly defends plaintiffs’ civil rights, advocates for improved standards in healthcare and product safety, and contributes to the foundation of the justice system.

Jeremy’s legal journey commenced in Pennsylvania, where he served as an extern for United States Magistrate Susan E. Schwab in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, as an associate attorney in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he fervently advocated for civil rights and fair compensation for victims of negligence.

Seeking Justice for Hawaiʻi Clients

Relocating to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island in 2016, Jeremy furthered his legal career by serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Melvin H. Fujino before eventually becoming a Partner specializing in personal injury litigation at a prominent firm in Honolulu.

In a bold move to better serve the community across Hawaiʻi, Jeremy and Robert made the decision to establish their own firm, Miyashita & O’Steen, combining their extensive experience with a fresh perspective. This endeavor reflects Jeremy’s resolute determination to safeguard justice in our community and his dedication to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to those in need.

Beyond his legal qualifications, Jeremy’s educational background in Religious Studies and Philosophy underscores his deep-seated values of empathy, diversity, and justice. Outside the office, he cherishes spending quality time outdoors with his family and their beloved dog, Maui.

Jeremy K. O'Steen
I never wanted to be a “lawyer” — I just wanted to help people. What gets me out of bed each morning is the opportunity to make a direct, powerful, and positive impact in the lives of our clients and this community.
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