Katharine M. Nohr, J.D.

Hawaii State Bar Number: 4828

Admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Hawaii and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988

Born: December 28, 1960


  • University of Washington, B.A., 1983
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Utah
    • College of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Candidate for Associate of Risk Management (ARM)
  • Expected completion date, 12/07.

Professional Experience:

  • Insurance Defense Attorney, 1988 to present
  • 19 years of representing insurance carriers and their insureds in no-fault, bodily injury, UIM/UM, premises liability and insurance related litigation matters in Hawaii State and Federal Courts and the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
  • 19 years at one law firm—name changes noted below:
    • Law Offices of Katharine M. Nohr as of 7/1/07
    • Miyagi, Nohr & Myhre, 1998 to 6/30/07
      • Director and Shareholder
    • Reid, Richards & Miyagi, 1993 to 1998
      • Partner
    • Davis, Reid & Richards, 1988 to 1993
      • Associate

Principal---Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, 2006 to present

  • Provides sports risk management consulting to sports organizations and events.

Judge (Per Diem), Honolulu District Court, 2002-2005

  • Assigned to Family Court, Special Division.
  • Heard matters on the following calendars: mental health commitment, guardianship, adoption, paternity, temporary restraining orders, juvenile, and divorce.

District Court Rules Committee, 1998 to present.

President, Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals, 2006-2007

Hawaii State Council Director, National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW), 2006-2007

Regional Coordinator for Officials for USA Triathlon for the Pacific, 2003-present

Certified USA Triathlon Official, Cat. 2

Certified International Triathlon Union Official, Level 2

Officiated 2004 Olympic Trials for triathlon, multiple World Cups, Kona Ironman World Championships, and age group world championship.

Risk Management and Legal Committees for USA Triathlon, 2002-2005

Speaking Engagements:

  • Annual Speaker at Hawaii Claims Manager's Association, 2004-2007
  • Honolulu Claims Association, September 2007, and previous years
  • Hawaii Bar Association Seminar "Crash", September 2006

Frequently conducts seminars related to insurance coverage and no-fault-seminars provided to GEICO, DTRIC, Island Insurance Co., AIG Hawaii Insurance Co., Allstate, Fairmont and other companies.

USAT Race Directors Certification Clinic, 2/07.

  • Taught sessions on Sports Risk Management and Sports Law

USAT Certification Clinics for new officials, 2004 to present.


  • Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 3rd Edition, 2006, Personal Injury Protection Chapter
  • Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 3rd Edition, 1999, No-Fault Chapter
  • "The Ball Is In Your Court" column, which appears regularly in the newsletter - "Risk Management for Campus Recreation".
  • Editorial Board - "Risk Management for Campus Recreation", 2006 - present.
  • Under contract to write book for publisher Human Kinetics, manuscript submitted, April 2007. Topic: Sports Risk Management.

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals
  • National Association of Insurance Women
  • USA Triathlon

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