Marie Gavaigan received her J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School. She has over 23 years of government service, having been employed by the State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General for sixteen years, from 1999 to 2001, and again from 2009 until her retirement on August 1, 2022. From 2001 to 2009, Marie was employed by the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of the Corporation Counsel. For the last four years of her time with the Attorney General, Marie was the Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the Tort Litigation Division. She was also the Supervising Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City for the last four and one-half years of her time there. Prior to entering public service, Marie was in private practice both in Hawaii and in Maryland and the District of Columbia doing litigation. Marie was a member of the Attorney General’s Training Committee and served on that committee from June, 2011, until her retirement. As a member of the Training Committee, Marie helped plan the training programs for the Department and presented several Brown Bag training sessions on Departmental procedures as well as various litigation topics.

On October 1, 2014, Marie was appointed to a three-year term on the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education, and was re-appointed to a second and third three-year term on October 1, 2017, and October 20, 2020, respectively. In June, 2016, Marie was appointed as a Commissioner on the State’s Access to Justice Commission to serve as the Attorney General’s designee on the Commission, and served there until her retirement. Marie has been a member of the NAAG training faculty since 2015.