Sarah M. Simmons


 Areas of Practice:


  • J.D., cum laude, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 2014
    • UH Law Review Outside Articles Editor, 2013-2014
    • UH Law Review Staff Editor, 2012-2013
  • M.B.A., Shidler College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, 2015
  • B.S.B.A. (Finance) & B.A. (Justice Administration), summa cum laude, Hawaii Pacific University, 2011

Sarah M. Simmons

Sarah Simmons, an associate with Ashford & Wriston, was admitted to the Hawaii bar in 2014 and joined the firm in 2015. 

Sarah was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii.  She is an associate in the firm’s real estate and business transaction, land use, energy and infrastructure, and estate planning practice groups.  She is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of Hawaii, the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Professional Activities:

Sarah is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Appellate, Real Property and Financial Services, and Probate and Estate Planning Sections. 

Before joining the firm, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Michael D. Wilson of the Hawaii Supreme Court, from September 2014 to September 2015.

During law school, her work included providing transactional services to local small businesses and representing the State of Hawaii in traffic court cases through Richardson’s small business and prosecution clinical programs.  Sarah externed at the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Elder Abuse Division.  Sarah also served as a law clerk at Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina and Fairbanks from 2012 to 2013 and was a summer associate with Ashford & Wriston in 2013. 


CALI award for excellence in Civil Procedure I, Legal Practice II, and Real Property II

Maui County Bar Association, Arthur T. Ueoka Scholarship Recipient, 2011-2013.