erin l. lowenthal

founder | managing partner

Before opening Lowenthal & Lowenthal, Erin served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii in the Family Law Division and as an Attorney for the County of Maui. She also served as Of Counsel to Maui Memorial Medical Center and as the Chief Executive Officer for a multi-million dollar nonprofit agency providing support services and housing to unsheltered and low-income residents.

In law school, Erin was the recipient of the Judge Kay Rose Scholarship for Public Service, the Equal Justice Works Scholarship, and the Rebellious Lawyer Scholarship which funded her attendance at Yale Law School’s annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference. 

Erin fiercely believes in the power of decency and kindness, and she applies this ethos to every case. 

the attorney-client relationship

Erin’s approach is based on collaboration and fairness. Her goal is always to resolve disputes in a way that minimizes expense and emotional turmoil. She is a strong advocate for mediation and collaborative divorce. With Erin as your family law attorney, you will have a legal guide and advocate who will not tire until a just and equitable result is achieved.


Community Involvement

Maui County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Board Vice President, Pediatric Therapies Hawaii
Women Helping Women Legal Advocate
Wailuku Rotary Club
Former Board Member, Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center


Best Practices and Approaches for Family-Related Mediations: Divorce, Custody, Family, Guardianship, Special Education, and Beyond, November 2020

Ohana is Forever, July 2020

National Association of Counsel for Children, Red Book Training, March 2020

Allegations: Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse, June 2019

Bruises, Bones, and Brains: The Medical Evaluation of Physical Abuse of Children, May 2019

Child Resistance to Parental Conduct, May 2019

The Psychology of Settlement, October 2018

Moving from Conflict to Cooperation for Hawaii’s Keiki and Their Communities, April 2018

New Tax Reform Elements and Impacts & Business Valuations, April 2018

Children’s Justice Center, Sexual Abuse Training, May 2017

about erin

Erin received her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. While at KU, she pursued her commitment to social justice by working as a student practitioner in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies, and by volunteering her time with several immigrant organizations including Immigration Equality and the Somali-Bantu Naturalization Project.

Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

Jacob and Erin have two children, Jack and Lily. They live a stone’s throw away from where Jacob grew up in Haiku.


core values

Practicing With Integrity

Erin constantly seeks to redefine the standards of honor and professionalism in the legal community. Erin is committed to practicing law in strict adherence to Hawaii's Rules of Professional Conduct, and her own moral conscience.

Pursuing Excellence

Every case, no matter the size, is treated with compassion, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness. Erin's goal is always to provide the highest level of legal representation possible through skilled advocacy.

Promoting Collaboration

As a skilled negotiator and effective collaborator, Erin assists clients in resolving disputes amicably to spare them the time, expense and stress associated with litigation.

Supporting Families

Erin strongly believes it is her responsibility to work with clients and opposing counsel to create the best possible resolution to any conflict, especially where there are children involved. When legal matters involve children, complex challenges will be met with sensitivity and urgency.