LINCOLN S. T. ASHIDA practices in the area of commercial, employment, and public sector litigation. Born in Hilo, Mr. Ashida is the longest serving Corporation Counsel in the history of the County of Hawai`i, having served in this position from December 2000 to April 2014. As the County’s former top civil attorney, his clients included the Mayor, Hawai`i County Council, and various other County of Hawai`i departments and boards and commissions. Mr. Ashida is also a former deputy prosecuting attorney for the County of Hawai`i, who successfully prosecuted many high-profile cases and jury trials that received national attention. Mr. Ashida received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. degree from Creighton University School of Law. Mr. Ashida was the 2009 statewide recipient of the Hawai`i State Bar Association’s C. Frederick Schutte award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession in the State of Hawai`i. In 2010, Mr. Ashida was the statewide recipient of the Hawai`i State Bar Association Government Lawyer’s Section Pro Bono Service Award for outstanding contribution to the community in providing pro bono service and leadership.