​© J. Stephen Street 

j. Stephen Street Professional profile

Attorney at Law
Intellectual Property and business litigation 
admitted to practice;
professional memberships and recognitions.

J. Stephen Street

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​Commonwealth of Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1973.  
District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1974.   
State of Hawaii, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, 1975. 
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit 1977.  
U.S. Supreme Court 1977.  
U.S. Court of International Trade 1979.  
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1985.

Education and Professional History: ​

University of Virginia School of Law-J.D. 1973

         Research Assistant to Professor Thomas Bergin--Law and Economics
University of Virginia, M.A. Economics 1973

       Master's Thesis: "Alternative Antitrust Enforcement Policies and Industrial

Southern Methodist University, B.A. with Honors and Departmental Distinction in

       Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970

After earning his Juris Doctor and his Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, Mr. Street served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force at Hickham A.F.B. in Hawaii through 1976.  After his tour in the Air Force, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. for four years, first with a law firm focusing on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, International Trade, and Energy law, followed by two years as Vice President and General Counsel of a national trade association.   Having fallen in love with Hawai'i  during his Air Force days, Mr. Street took an unexpected opportunity to return to Hawaii in 1981 to work on an antitrust case with the law firm then known as Hamilton, Gibson, Nickelson, Rush & Moore, (now Rush Moore LLP).   He worked for that law firm for almost 30 years, for several years as Group Leader of the Commercial Litigation Group, before opening his own law practice in 2010 in order to focus on Intellectual Property Litigation. 

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Hawaii - Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation
         each year since 2010.   Super Lawyers® Top 25 Lawyers in Honolulu
          Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation in Honolulu.​ 

Selected for Best Lawyers® in America each year since 2014 
Selected for Best Law Firms since 2015, Best Lawyers® - U. S. News & World Reports

Selected Lawyer of the Year 2020 and 2022 Hawaii-Copyright Law Best Lawyers®

Selected for America’s Top 100 Attorneys® Lifetime Achievement in 2016

Hawaii State Bar Association -- Intellectual Property and Technology Section, Chairman 2010-2011, 
         Section Board of Directors 2006 -2021; Litigation Section.
District of Columbia Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association

American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section (Copyright Litigation and Copyright-Visual Arts and 
         Dramatic Works Subcommittees), 
         Litigation Section (Copyright Litigation Subcommittee)
Federal Bar Association - Federal Litigation Section
Copyright Society of the USA
Appointed by Chief Justice Herman Lum and reappointed by Chief Justice Ronald Moon and Chief Justice Mark E.
            Recktenwald  to Judiciary Permanent Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and Circuit Court Civil Rules
Arbitrator in the State of Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program

Lecturer for the section on Copyrights for the Course Offering by the HSBA Intellectual Property Section and
            Kapiolani Community College 2010 Fall Term: "Basics of Intellectual Property Management  
Lecturer for the section on Copyrights for the Course Offering by the HSBA Intellectual Property Section and
            Kapiolani Community College 2011 and 2012 Fall Terms:  "Intellectual Property Management for Innovation

            Companies & Entrepreneurs"