Kasio “Kembo” Mida, Jr.

Kasio “Kembo” Mida, Jr

Legal Experience:

Mr. Mida began litigation in 2008.   He has handled litigation in the following areas:

    • Maritime and fisheries;
    • Election;
    • Impeachment of Pohnpei State Governor;
    • Divorce/Child Custody;
    • Breach of contract;
    • Wrongful termination;
    • Land Dispute;
    • Temporary Restraining Orders/Preliminary Injunctions;
    • Construction law; and,
    • Insurance defense.

Mr. Mida also handles all corporate law matters for the law firm ranging from incorporation to dissolution. Additionally, Mr. Mida handles most of the lobby work at the firm. He has successfully lobbied for new or amended legislation on both the state and national level ranging from shark protection and tax laws to incorporation and foreign investment laws.

Legal Education:

Mr. Mida attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree in 2005. He was the Managing Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Mr. Mida clerked as a student extern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and, after graduation, clerked for the Honorable Paula J.M. Manderfield, Michigan, Ingham County Circuit Court, General Trial Division. Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Mida was the Chief of Litigation for the FSM Department of Justice.

Bar Membership:

    • Michigan State Bar
    • Federated States of Micronesia Bar

Boards:

    • FSM Scholarship, Vice Chairman
    • FSM Bar Association, President

Interesting facts:

Mr. Mida was raised in Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Hawaii. He is the son of Kasio E. Mida, from Chuuk State, and Ginger Porter Mida, from Pohnpei State and American Samoa.

Mr. Mida has an older brother Maximo Mida who is finishing up his last year of law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego California. He will return and join the law firm July 2017. Mr. Mida is a retired rescue swimmer from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Mida is the founder, largest shareholder, and President of the L5 Hotel (www.l5hotel.fm) located in the state of Chuuk.

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