About Marianita

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66-392 Haleiwa Rd.
Haleiwa, HI 96712



Marianita Lopez is an attorney licensed in New York and Hawaii. She  presently serves as   president  of the American Civil Liberties Union-Hawaii, a 100-year-old national organization that promotes and protects the civil liberties of individuals.  She also serves as president of Friends of Kids First, a judiciary- affiliated parent education program for families impacted by divorce or separation.



I was born in Puerto Rico, the seventh of eight children. At 8 years old, my family moved to New York City   where I was raised.

But for my freshman year in college, I attended New York City public schools from first grade through New York University School of Law.

In 1983 I  moved to Hawaii, where my husband  and I opened a law practice. I  began practicing Family Law, from which I retired three years ago. I continue   to provide volunteer legal services to  those who cannot afford legal representation.