Maxwell K. Kopper joined PMK in June 2016, and became a partner on November 1, 2019. As part of the firm’s litigation section, he represents clients addressing construction, business, real estate, and community association governance disputes on Oahu and the neighbor islands.
Max serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Council of Maui and is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Prior to PMK, Max served as an associate with the Honolulu law firm of O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP, focusing on construction and insurance litigation. He handled all aspects of civil litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals.
His publications include, co-authoring “Crying Over Spilt Milk: Recognizing Hawaii’s Unique State Characteristics in the Context of the Dormant Commerce Clause,” published in the 2010 edition of the University of Hawaii Law Review and “A Tale of Two Territories: Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Island State,” published in the September 2012 edition of the Hawaii Bar Journal.
He earned his J.D. Degree in 2011 from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Max was born in Hilo, Hawaii and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools.