Trusts and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Probates, Special Needs, Elder Law, Business Planning, Conveyances, and Selected Litigation Services
Attorney Rhonda Fosbinder
COUNSELOR AT LAW
Rhonda M. Fosbinder, Attorney, obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1994. She received the highest award in legal research and writing from California Western School of Law before transferring to Southwestern law school, and graduated Magna cum Lauda and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona-Tucson in 1989, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry.
Ms. Fosbinder is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Maui County Bar Association, was the Chairperson of the Maui County Council on Aging for a number of years, and serves on the advisory board of Ipuka I Ke Ao (Doorway Into Light) and the Kyodan and Gakuen boards of the Wailuku Hongwanji Temple. She also serves on the School Community Council for Pu'u Kukui Elementary School in Wailuku. Licensed in both California and Hawaii, Ms. Fosbinder is admitted to the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the Supreme Court of California, the federal United States District Court in Hawaii, the federal United States District Courts in California (North, South and Central), and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Ms. Fosbinder has 23 years experience as a licensed attorney, and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, special needs, trust administration, elder law, some intellectual property and real estate matters, and selected litigation in those areas.
Magdalena Bajon [NOT LICENSED IN U.S.] obtained her Master of Law degree from the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin, Poland, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned the Institute of Business and Trade Law Award for her Master Thesis. Before moving to Maui in 2010, she worked in litigation in her native Poland, specializing in civil actions and insurance law. Currently she is also an Ameri-Corps member working closely with the Hawaii State Judiciary and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help run the newly opened Self Help Center.
Ms. Bajon is working for the law firm as a senior law clerk in all practice areas while pursuing her U.S. Juris Doctorate at the University of Hawaii - Manoa Richardson School of Law.
Elizabeth A. Ivey, a founding member of the law firm, passed away on January 12, 2017. She was a brilliant and compassionate attorney who always gave the most to her clients, practicing estate planning and elder law on Maui for over 30 years, and serving on a number of boards in the community. She will be sorely missed.
James H. Fosbinder, also a founding member of the law firm, retired from the practice of law for medical reasons in 2014. He was a passionate and talented civil rights attorney for over 30 years, representing clients and making headlines nationwide in their pursuit of justice and freedom for all.
The outstanding staff at Ivey Fosbinder Fosbinder works tirelessly to provide professional legal assistance and excellent customer service. With a wealth of experience, they are the core of the law firm.
Dorothy Guazzo is our Senior Paralegal who has worked at Ivey Fosbinder Fosbinder for 11 years. Dot can attend to all of your trust administration, probate, estate planning, and conservatorship procedural issues and maintains great client communication. Dot also handles some intakes and signings, to provide our clients with the most effecient means to complete their paperwork.
Karla Aronson is a Paralegal and Administrative Assistant who has worked with Ivey Fosbinder Fosbinder for over 5 years. She specializes in probate matters and can patiently guide clients through the legal process with patience and experience.
Mary Madamba is our Administrative Assistant who has worked for Elizabeth Ivey and Ivey Fosbinder Fosbinder for over 25 years! Mary knows all of our clients and keeps the law firm's administration running smoothly.
Mark Lee, CPA, our newest staff member, manages the law firm's finances and bookkeeping. He is happy to assist with any billing or vendor inquiries.
Patti Norton, a retired paralegal, organizes and manages the law firm's physical and virtual files with the goal of scanning all of our client records for instant accessibility, as we endeavor to keep up with the best current technology has to offer.