John Robert Egan
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. He continues to take on a small number of refugee and asylum cases on a pro bono publico basis, as a community service.
John is married to a local physician and they have two children. When he is not at work or driving his kids to school, piano lessons or hula classes, you will find him at the beach.