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Honolulu Attorney
Chrystn K. A. Eads, Esq.

Phone: 808.217.9490


Languages: English

Chrystn Eads practices in the area of government relations. Eads has an inside perspective of government at local and national levels, having served in the City and County of Honolulu administrations of both Mayor Peter Carlisle and Mayor Mufi Hannemann, as well as in the office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. As Deputy Managing Director for Mayor Carlisle, she worked with the Managing Director on all significant city projects and all issues relating to the City Council, city agencies, city personnel, and information released by the Mayor. In addition, Eads was the Mayor’s designee to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Hawai’i Host Committee. As Executive Assistant to Mayor Hannemann, her assignments included coordinating the city’s portfolio of grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and serving on the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) team.

As Legislative Assistant to Senator Inouye, Eads was responsible for a portfolio of issues including transportation, foreign policy, trade, homeland security, campaign finance reform, and ethics. She served as counsel to the Senator while he served as Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics during the investigation of Senator Robert Torricelli and during the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton. Her Washington, DC, experience also includes working for the government relations and public relations agency the Podesta Group.

Practice Areas

Government Relations

Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montessori Community School
    • Vice President, Board of Trustees 


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D.)
  • The George Washington University (B.A., International Relations, with minor in Economics)

Past Positions

  • City and County of Honolulu
    • Deputy Managing Director for Mayor Peter Carlisle (2011-2012)
    • Executive Assistant to Mayor Peter Carlisle (2010-2011)
    • Executive Assistant to Mayor Mufi Hannemann (2006-2010)
  • Office of Senator Daniel K. Inouye
    • Legislative Assistant (1997-2006)
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Private Bar Initiative
    • Law Clerk (1995-1996)
  • United Nations Training Institute for Training and Research
    • Intern, Debt and Financial Management Program (1994)
  • Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
    • Law Clerk (1994, 1995)
  • University of Southern California Law Center
    • Research Assistant to Professor Erwin Cherminksky (1993)
  • Podesta Group (fka Podesta Associates)
    • Administrative Assistant (1992)

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Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing

1001 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Law Firm Contact: Paul Alston

Tel: 808.217.9490

Fax: 808.524.4591


Member Since: 2013

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