SCOT MATAYOSHI spent five years as a civil litigator in Hawaii, focusing on construction litigation, before joining Schlack Ito. While attending the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, Mr. Matayoshi was a member of the Jessup moot court team, competing internationally. Prior to law school, he spent three years teaching middle school science in Nanakuli, while simultaneously earning a Master of Education degree from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Matayoshi was honored with the Peace Day Hawaii award in 2009 for his work in Nanakuli.

Mr. Matayoshi is a Board Member of the Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation, a member of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s Legal Committee, and a member of the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club.  He is a member of the Pacific Century Fellows class of 2016 and also a member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018-2022)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)


  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii - J.D. - 2012

    cum laude

  • College of Education, University of Hawaii - M.Ed - 2008
  • Claremont McKenna College - B.A. - 2006

Professional Activities

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation

    Board Member

  • Hawaii United Okinawa Association's Legal Committee
  • Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
  • Pacific Century Fellows

    Class of 2016