Michelle S. Hobus
Michelle S. Hobus is an associate attorney in the law firm of Sterling & Tucker.
Michelle Scully Hobus' love of helping others has directed her
career path, from California to Calcutta, and ultimately led her
to Hawaii, and to Sterling & Tucker
Since joining the firm in 2004, Ms. Hobus has assisted clients in preserving their financial legacies with estate and disability planning.
also intimately understands the need for planning for young families who are just starting out, or starting a family.
focus is always client-centered, and she
is a frequent presenter of Sterling and Tucker's monthly educational seminars on Oahu and in Hilo.
continues to service clients in both areas.
Originally an attorney with a California insurance and municipality firm, Ms. Hobus
took a leave of absence from practicing law after a tragic event in her
While living in San Francisco with her
husband, a Punahou graduate who was also an attorney, she
was wounded by a deranged former client who went on a shooting spree at the prestigious San Francisco law firm where her
husband was working, and where she
happened to be visiting.
husband was shot and killed while saving Michelle's life.
In the aftermath, Ms. Hobus
dedicated herself to violence prevention and the passage of reasonable firearms legislation.
She formed a nonprofit organization, Legal Community Against Violence, and became involved with Handgun Control Inc. (The Brady Campaign) which brought her lobbying efforts to Washington, where she provided testimony before the United States Congress.
is the recipient of the Sue Kingsley Volunteer Award, Handgun Control, Inc
in Washington, D.C., the Points of Light Award from San Francisco's Points of Light Foundation
, the Courage To Care Award, from the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence in Los Angeles and the Leadership Award from American Jewish Congress
in San Francisco.
A four year Dean's List student, Ms. Hobus received her Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated Cum Laude in 1988 from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Following college, Ms. Hobus spent a year with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in San Francisco, living and working with homeless women and children.
After completing law school, she once again worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India.
In 1992, Ms. Hobus received her Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco Law School.
was admitted to the California State Bar
in 1992, and in 2003, to the Hawaii State Bar