Meet the Team
At Remillard and Huynh, we recognize the value of having a strong legal support team, and we are fortunate to have very experienced, caring and hard working team members. In addition to our legal assistant and legal secretary described below, we are also supported by an office manager, receptionist and two bookkeepers.
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Born and raised in lower Kalihi, Bonnie Hillman, fka Bonnie Yonemura, is a graduate of Farrington High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a Bachelor of Education degree in secondary education with a major in social studies and a minor in English. Bonnie started her professional career at Pacific Savings and Loan which was later bought by American Savings and Loan. She left American Savings after working there for eight years to become a full time mother.
Then when her children were older and disaster struck in the guise of Hurricane Iniki, Bonnie resumed her career with the Small Business Administration, Legal Department where she worked processing loans for those affected by the hurricane. Once the SBA closed down their office in Hawaii, Bonnie sought to continue working in the legal field helping others and was hired by Park Kim Yu & Remillard to work as Larry Remillard’s legal assistant in 1994. Since then Bonnie has worked as a legal assistant under Larry Remillard and later also under Don Huynh in a wide variety of civil cases.
Claire M. Liu
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Claire M. Liu, fka Claire M. Sumitani, was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, and is a graduate of Waiakea High School. She has been a resident of Oahu since the year 2000. In the fall of 2000, she began her employment with Park Park Yu & Remillard as a full time receptionist. She held this position through 2002 when she was promoted to Legal Secretary to assist in the areas of Real Estate and Labor law. Two years later, Claire became a full time legal secretary in the personal injury department. Claire worked in the personal injury department from 2004 through December of 2007, when she became legal secretary in a firm which focused on the practice of contract law.
Although Claire learned a great deal about contract law, she missed working in the area of personal injury law. So in April of 2008, Claire returned to Park Park Yu & Remillard to assist litigation partner, Laurent J. Remillard, Jr. and associate attorney, Don V. Huynh. Claire eventually became the senior legal secretary of the firm, and in 2010, while continuing to fulfill her duties as legal secretary, Claire was promoted to the position of administrative supervisor of the secretarial and administrative assistant staff. Today, Claire continues her work as legal secretary with Remillard & Huynh, and takes great pride in assisting clients of the firm achieve fair compensation for their claims.