Gerald Yoshida is a shareholder, director, officer and head of the insurance regulatory practice group of
Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto, Attorneys At Law, A Law Corporation, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. As one of the pioneers in licensing the first captive in Hawaii in 1987, he has specialized in insurance regulatory matters with an emphasis on the formation and representation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups for 30+ years.
Mr. Yoshida represents insurance carriers and insurance agencies on various insurance regulatory matters. He has also practiced in the areas of Insurance Litigation Defense and Insurance Coverage and Workers’ Compensation Defense. Formerly, a Deputy Attorney General with the State of Hawaii. Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai`i, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Yoshida is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.1
Mr. Yoshida has been a speaker at several conferences and seminars relating to captive insurance matters, in the United States and abroad. He previously served as a director, Chairman of the Board and a past President of the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council (“HCIC”), and currently serves as Chairman of HCIC’s Legislative/Tax Committee. In connection with his representation of captive insurance clients, Mr. Yoshida has served as a director and/or as an officer of several of the Firm’s captive insurance company clients, whose parent companies range from local and regional companies to multi-national companies.
Mr. Yoshida has been named in “The Most Influential People in the Captive Industry Revealed – The Power 50” article published in the March 2012 issue of the Captive Review Magazine, ranked as #42 of the “Power 50”, and has been named as one of the Top 5 Lawyers in the captive industry. He was also a recipient of the HCIC 2016 Award of Excellence, the Captive Insurance Companies Association 2013 Distinguished Service Award, and was featured as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in the August 2013 issue of the Corporate Counsel.
Among other board positions he holds, Mr. Yoshida is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, and a member of the Board of Directors of Island Insurance Company and Chair of its Audit Committee.
1973 Pacific University Forest Grove, Oregon
Bachelor of Science in Biology
1975 Gonzaga University Graduate School Spokane, Washington
Master of Commerce and Legal Studies
1977 Gonzaga University School of Law Spokane, Washington