Christina Lizzi, Esq

Diligence and passion set Christina Lizzi apart from the crowd.


Before starting her law firm on Maui, Christina Lizzi served as a deputy prosecuting attorney with the Maui County Department of the Prosecutor in the district court division.  

Christina has demonstrated a commitment to social and environmental justice working at all levels of the legal system. She has worked with communities to change policies, argued cases in the courtroom, written regulations, and advocated for legislation.

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Credentials & Education

Law License: 

Admitted to the Hawai‘i State Bar and United States District Court District of Hawai‘i Bar

Education: 

Juris Doctor summa cum laude William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, December 2017 with certificates in Environmental Law and Native Hawaiian Rights

Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs magna cum laude George Washington University, May 2008

Organizational Memberships: 

  • Maui County Bar Association, Board Member

  • Recirculating Farms, Board Member

  • Green Justice Legal, Of Counsel

  • IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Member

Certificates: 

Ku’ikahi Basic Mediation Training Certification, 2021

Career Highlights

  • Law clerk to the Hon. Sabrina S. McKenna, Associate Justice of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court (2018-2019) and to the Hon. Richard W. Pollack, Associate Justice of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court (2018)

  • Lecturer-in-law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, legal writing (Spring 2019).  

  • Externship for the Hon. Justice Swatanter Kumar at the National Green Tribunal of India in New Delhi (2017)

  • Sam L. Cohen International Human Rights Fellow (2017)

  • Research assistant to the Associate Dean Denise Antolini and Professor David Callies

  • Assisted Hawaiʻi State Environmental Council with drafting updates to Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 11-200, Environmental Impact Statement Rules (codified as HAR 11-200.1)

  • Policy analyst and national community organizer on fisheries issues at Food & Water Watch, an environmental and consumer advocacy non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.

  • Christina is also a certified yoga instructor with a focus on meditation and Ayurveda.