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1888 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite C312, Honolulu, HI 96815

John Robert Egan

Attorney Emeritus


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John Robert Egan is an experienced Immigration Attorney, and served as the Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hawai’i Chapter, in 2008 – 2009. His immigration law practice experience includes 2½ years as supervising attorney of the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). His university teaching experience includes five years developing curricula and teaching about Humanitarian Law and Assistance in the Program on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at UHM. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Hawai’i Pacific University. In the early 1990’s, John worked as a Field Officer for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, serving in posts in Malawi and Mozambique. This experience, working to ameliorate the impacts of large-scale forced migration, provided a strong motivation to learn the international laws and protocols related to migration. In 2020, John retired from private practice to become the full-time director of the Refugee & Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. The clinic serves a dual mission of providing clinical education to law students in the complex field of immigration, while also providing access to legal assistance for members of the Hawai’i immigrant community.

John is married to a local physician and they have two children.