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Mr. Rohlfing was born in what was then the Territory of Hawai‘i. Educated at Punahou School, he went on to graduate from Dartmouth College magna cum laude, with high distinction in economics, and participated in Dartmouth’s Foreign Study Abroad Program at the University of Mainz, Germany. Mr. Rohlfing served a two-year mission in Germany and Austria for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he gained practical litigation experience working in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.

Since returning to Honolulu in 1983, he has concentrated his practice primarily in litigating real property, environmental, unfair trade practices, insurance coverage, and professional negligence cases in state and federal courts. He has also served as counsel to the minority in the Hawai‘i House of Representatives (1985) and Hawai‘i Senate (1995). He was appointed by Governor John D. Waihee to serve on the Hawai‘i Commission on Sexual Orientation and the Law (1994). In February 2013, Mr. Rohlfing was selected by the United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i to serve as a delegate to Hawai'i’s annual United States District Court Judicial Conference. The Conference is held annually to promote the better administration of justice in the District. Mr. Rohlfing will serve a three year term as a delegate ending in 2015. He is a member of the American and Hawai‘i State Bar Associations. His professional languages are English and German. Frederick W. Rohlfing III holds an “AV” rating from the preeminent law directory service of Martindale Hubbell, indicating the highest level of legal skill, ability and integrity.


Litigation of Real Property; Environmental; Unfair Trade Practices; Insurance Coverage; and Professional Negligence Disputes


State of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Tax Court


B.A., (magna cum laude), Dartmouth College, 1978
J.D., University of Chicago, 1983