Marvin Dang


Nelson & Kennard

Professional Bio

Marvin Dang is a partner of Nelson & Kennard, a multi-state law firm based in Sacramento, California. He co-manages N&K’s Hawaii office which opened in Honolulu in 2020 and which focuses on collections.

Separately, Mr. Dang is the Managing Member of the Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang, LLLC in Honolulu, Hawaii. The law firm, which he started in 1981, does collections for select clients. The firm also handles foreclosures, lobbying, legislation, governmental relations, real estate, and estate planning.

Admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1978, Mr. Dang earned his J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii.

Mr. Dang was elected as a state legislator in the Hawaii State House of Representatives in 1982 and served as Assistant Minority Floor Leader. He’s now a registered lobbyist.

For 11 years in the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Dang was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of an FDIC-insured Hawaii financial institution.

NCBA President Mark Groves appointed Mr. Dang to be Parliamentarian (an officer position) for 2019-2021. He previously served as Parliamentarian from 2015-2017 and was an NCBA Director from 2017-2019.

With the Collection Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Mr. Dang is the Immediate Past Chair and serves on the Board of Directors.

He’s currently a member of the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Committee on District Court Civil Rules and Forms having been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Mr. Dang was a per diem Hearings Officer with the Hawaii Judiciary.

Mr. Dang holds leadership positions in the ABA. He was elected as a member of the Board of Governors for a 3 year term (2020-2023). He’s a member of the ABA House of Delegates and served on the Steering Committee of the ABA’s Nominating Committee. He was Chair of the ABA’s 60,000 member Senior Lawyers Division during the 2018-2019 bar year.


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Marvin Dang