Jo-Ann K. Takara

Jo-Ann K. Takara

Associate Attorney
Honolulu, Hawaii

Jo-Ann K. Takara is an Associate Attorney at Sheila Vierra, AAL., LLLC, who practices family law, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony and paternity. Previously, she practiced in the area of civil litigation, handling contact and tort matters.

Ms. Takara received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1999 and her Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 2006. She worked as an extern at the Family Court of the First Circuit under the direction of the Honorable Michael F. Broderick (Ret.) and the Honorable R. Mark Browning.

Ms. Takara is admitted to practice law in the State of Hawaii and speaks fluent Japanese.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 2007


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D.
  • Rutgers College
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: East Asian Languages & Area Studies; Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • HSBA, Child Law Section, Chair, 2018 - Present
  • HSBA, Child Law Section, Member, 2015 - Present
  • HSBA, Family Law Section, Member, 2011 - Present
  • HSBA, Hawaii Women Lawyers, Member, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Coates & Frey LLLC, Associate Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • Aina Law Office, Attorney, 2010 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mediation Center of the Pacific - Volunteer Mediator, 2014 - 2018


  • English
  • Japanese