Kaeleen E. N. Korenaga

Kaeleen E. N. Korenaga

Special Counsel
Newport Beach, CA


Kaeleen focuses her practice on general civil litigation, business law, and real estate disputes.

Kaeleen's litigation experience includes business litigation, complex civil actions, partnership and corporate disputes, real estate matters, breach of contract and various tort actions, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Kaeleen has extensive experience in law and motion, having successfully resolved numerous cases on the pleadings without the need for trial.

Representative matters include:

  • Obtaining judgments in excess of $12 million against five defendants in a partnership embezzlement matter. The matter was later criminally prosecuted and resulted in convictions.
  • Obtaining dismissals with prejudice in favor of four defendants on demurrer in an elder abuse and quiet title action.
  • Resolving several real property disputes on behalf of real estate investors, resulting in favorable monetary settlements and possession.

Prior to joining Much, Kaeleen worked in boutique firms in Orange County, CA, including firms specializing in medical malpractice and doctor's defense. During law school, Kaeleen was an editor for the Chapman Law Review and Nexus Law Journal and served as co-president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Kaeleen is based in Honolulu, HI.



Chapman University Fowler School of Law
J.D., 2008
Loyola Marymount University
B.A., 2005, magna cum laude, Communications and Asian and Pacific Studies
Punahou School
2002, Honolulu, HI

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Organizations

  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance


While living in California, Kaeleen was a frequent volunteer at the Go For Broke National Education Center, a nonprofit which seeks to educate and preserve the history of Japanese American veterans of World War II and their contributions to our nation.

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