Mary Beth M. Wong


 Areas of Practice:


  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor
  • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

Mary Beth M. Wong
Special Projects Counsel

Mary Beth M. Wong, special projects counsel at Ashford & Wriston, has practiced with the firm since 1991.

Ms. Wong’s practice focuses on credit unions, banks and other financial institutions.   Her experience includes:

  • Representing credit unions, banks and other financial institutions and banking trade organizations in management and operations, including compliance, contract negotiations, consumer agreements and disclosures, member disputes, fraud and suspicious activity, insurance and mortgage brokerage, employment and independent contractor agreements, regulatory investigations, board of directors governance, and employment policies and terminations
  • Representing businesses and consumers in business and real estate transactions, acquisitions, management, operations, owner disputes, contract negotiations, and employment policies and terminations
  • Representing nonprofit corporations in business, education and other matters

Professional Activities:

Ms. Wong is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law, Credit Union Law, and Labor and Employment Law Sections), and Hawaii State Bar Association. She has served as a director of the Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, a director of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Hawaii Chapter), and as co-counsel of the Japanese American Citizens League (Hawaii Chapter).

Professional Recognition:

Ms. Wong served as a law clerk to the Honorable Martin Pence, Senior Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii; and to the Honorable Herbert Y. C. Choy, Senior Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Wong is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award.

Community Activities:

Ms. Wong is on the board of directors of the Hawaii International Dyslexia Association. Her other pro bono activities have included serving as a director and secretary of the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and Honolulu Zoological Society; representing claimants for redress through the Japanese American Citizens League and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; and assisting the Education Law Center in obtaining improved public education.