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Dustin Johnson
Year Graduated: 2004
Title: Attorney, Dustin D. Johnson
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Michael Lilly

Michael Lilly

Founding Partner, Ning, Lilly & Jones
Area of Practice: Civil Rights
Year Graduated: 1974


Michael graduated with honors from McGeorge in 1974. He served as Hawai`i's Attorney General and First Deputy Attorney General (1981-85). In private practice, he won the largest wrongful termination jury verdict in State history ($2.1 Million). He also won Hawai'i Supreme Court cases on wrongful termination, the right to cam­paign for politi­cal office, land reform and open government. After protracted litigation, he obtained an exemption for guide dogs from Hawai'i's 4-month animal quarantine, for which he was awarded several national and Hawai`i disability rights awards.

Michael is a Founding Director of the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc. which relocated the Battleship to Pearl Harbor as a memorial and tourist attraction. He is a Vietnam War combat veteran. Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and two Meritorious Service Medals. He retired as a Naval Reserve Captain after 30 years of service, including five commands. He is married to the former Cindy Walter, a nationally renowned author and lecturer in the quilting field, and has four children. He is a partner in the Honolulu law firm of Ning, Lilly & Jones where he focuses on commercial and personal injury litigation.

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