A Lawyer You Can Count On

When you are in search of a lawyer, you want someone that you can put your complete trust in. You’ll find exactly that with The Law Offices of Kathleen Kentish Lucero. With 35 years of experience, serving both Hilo and Hawaii Island, Ms. Lucero is here and ready to help you with your case.

From court appearances to filing legal papers, our team will make sure that you understand what is happening through every step of the legal process. We’ll always discuss your case fully with you, and always take the time to listen to be sure we fully understand your situation.

A Trusted and Accomplished Lawyer

Kathleen Kentish Lucero began practicing as a lawyer in 1983. Since then she has represented a wide variety of clients who have experienced personal and business setbacks due to discrimination, family breakdowns, personal injury and business dilemmas. She has worked as a city attorney, taught business law, worked as a state assistant attorney general and represented a local “911” organization to provide effective support for injured local citizens.

Originally drawn to law with the goal of helping people in need, Kathleen continues to put her client’s best interest first. Where many lawyers would choose to draw cases out for years to line their own pockets- Kathleen looks for the best outcome for her clients. For this reason she is a strong proponent of mediation, choosing to save her client’s years of unnecessary legal fees and heartache. She also knows when it’s time to stand up and fight for her client’s best interest.

Kathleen Kentish Lucero’s strength lies in her analytical ability, compassion, responsiveness, litigation experience and fearlessness despite odds being against her clients. Kathleen will listen to your story and apply her knowledge and years of experience with law to find the best possible solution for you. Representing nonprofit substance abuse organizations, rape crisis centers and health and community based entities, Ms. Lucero has litigated against state and local governmental bodies on citizen’s behalf – especially those suffering race, ethnic and gender based discrimination. A large part of her practice has been dedicated to fighting insurance companies to provide compensation and representation for clients who have suffered automobile, truck, slip and fall, products liability and wrongful death cases. Let Kathleen Kentish Lucero represent you in a dignified, knowledgeable and assertive way in Hilo, Hawaii. Here you will find a lawyer you can trust.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Estate/Probate/Wills
  • Real Estate
  • DUIs
  • Divorce
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1983
  • Hawaii, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1991


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1983
  • State University of New York, New York
    B.A. – 1976
    Major: Liberal Arts

Classes and seminars

Instructor, Business Law, Northern New Mexico Community College

Professional Associations

Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

Espanola City, City Attorney

Litigation Percentage

75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation