Robert S. Miyashita, founding partner at Miyashita & O’Steen, LLLC, specializes in personal injury cases resulting in wrongful death, serious and catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, aquatic injuries, and other injuries, involving motor vehicle negligence (automobile, pedestrian, trucks, motorcycle, airplane, boat, etc.), product liability, premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice, among other areas of law.
Robert was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. After living and practicing law in Florida, and having exposure to other states, he and his wife decided to return back home so they could raise their children in Hawaiʻi where they would be able to learn the unique culture of the state and perpetuate the true essence of aloha and ʻohana.
Prior to moving back to Hawaiʻi, Robert worked as lead counsel at Romano Law Group where he managed, supervised and developed the personal injury department. He handled complex multi-party litigation (pre-suit through trial/appeal) with a focus on traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death, relating to motor vehicle crashes, trucking crashes, boating crashes, airplane crashes, product liability, premise liability, negligent security, employment law, bad faith, and mass torts. He was also lead counsel in the mass tort division overseeing multi-district litigation (MDL) involving Actos and Propecia. Robert recovered millions of dollars for clients in pre-suit and litigation cases and successfully negotiated high-dollar settlements, including multi-million-dollar settlements. While in Florida, he was a proud member of Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member), Palm Beach County Lawyers Association, Western Trial Lawyers Association, and Top Attorneys in Florida Rising Stars
At Travelers Insurance Company, Robert was lead counsel on personal injury cases resulting in wrongful death and catastrophic injuries and he litigated cases involving premises liability, property damage, construction, automobile, negligent hiring/retention, PIP, UM/UIM, wrongful eviction, and other general negligence claims. Robert received favorable results in two bench trials including obtaining a defense verdict. He was the appointed South Florida Regional Liaison responsible for overseeing state-wide investigations involving insurance fraud and worked very closely with the special investigations unit, claims department, and Department of Insurance Fraud. In addition, he was the only candidate in Florida and one of thirteen candidates selected in the entire nation for the Travelers Insurance Summer Associate Training Program.
Robert graduated within the top six-percent of his class in law school. Throughout law school, Robert consistently maintained his status as Dean’s Scholar, which is within the top ten-percent of his class. Robert also ranked at the very top of his class for both Legal Writing and Research and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Robert was selected as a member of the nationally recognized Moot Court Honor Board, which is the top five-percent in Appellate Advocacy, and was the only candidate for the semester selected to intern at the Florida Supreme Court for Chief Justice Ricky L. Polston. During his time in law school, Robert also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, for Chief Judge Mark E. Recktenwald at the Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi, the Honorable Michael A. Town, and the Honorable Patrick W. Border. Upon passing the Florida Bar, Robert was selected by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to become a bar examination reader based on his demonstrated high academic performance, bar examination scores, and outstanding personal and professional character.
Through his practice, Robert has gained significant experience in a wide range of legal areas, including civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, people of all ages and demographics, and businesses. He has received recognition for his effective representation of clients through Martindale-Hubbell (Preeminent A/V Rating), Superlawyers, Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Superlawyers, and Top Attorneys Rising Stars.
The combination of Robert’s past experiences and his strong belief to do what is right makes him a passionate and strong advocate for clients who have been injured or wronged through the negligence of others.
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, District of Hawaiʻi
• Bickerton Law Group
• Romano Law Group
• Travelers Insurance Company, Law Offices of Esther B. Nickas
• Travelers Insurance Company, Law Office of Robert F. Tacher
• Florida Supreme Court, Chief Justice Ricky L. Polston
• U.S. Attorney's Office Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division
• Barker & Barker, P.A.
• Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals, Appellate Chief Judge Mark E. Recktenwald (current Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Chief Justice)
• Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaiʻi, Honorable Patrick W. Border
• Criminal Division of Circuit Court, State of Hawaiʻi, Honorable Michael A. Town
-Commercial Litigation – Civil Plaintiff
-Complex Litigation/Class Action
-Environmental Law/Toxic Torts
-Federal Tort Claims
-Nursing Home Negligence