With over 40 years of professional experience to his credit, Robert Hastings is an accomplished attorney in the areas of estate planning and tax law.
KAMUELA, HI, September 20, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Hastings with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hastings celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With over 40 years of professional experience to his credit, Mr. Hastings is an accomplished attorney in the areas of estate planning and tax law. Since 1995, he has owned and operated his own firm, now Hastings Laun & Houser LLLC, in Kailua-Kona and Kamuela. Prior to this, Mr. Hastings joined Torkildson, Katz, Jossem & Loden in Honolulu as an associate in 1977 and became a partner in 1981. In 1983, he moved his family to Kamuela and opened a branch office of the Torkildson firm in Kailua-Kona.
Alongside his primary responsibilities, Mr. Hastings has contributed his skills to a number of civic endeavors. Presently, he serves on the boards of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii in Honolulu and the North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kamuela, and is a trustee of the Anna Perry-Fiske Charitable Trust. Mr. Hastings previously served on the board of the West Hawaii Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation and on the boards of the North Hawaii Hospice and the Parker School Trust in Kamuela. He is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mr. Hastings graduated, with honors, from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1968. While at the University, in was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, attended Officer Candidate School, and served on active duty until 1974. He remained in the Naval Reserve and attained the rank of Commander prior to retiring in 1989. In 1974, Mr. Hastings began law school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1977.
In 1977, Mr. Hastings was licensed to practice law in Hawaii and was also admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Hawaii. He is a member of the American Bar Association and of the Hawaii State Bar Association. Mr. Hastings was elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in 1988 and served as Hawaii state chair from 1995 to 2000.
Born in Afton, Wyoming, to Robert William Hastings and Norma Call, Mr. Hastings has been happily married to his wife, J. Lynn Hastings, for many years. Together they are the proud parents of four children, Robert III, Whitney, Christian and Courtney. Furthermore, they are grandparents to 11 wonderful grandchildren. In his free time, Mr. Hastings enjoys hiking, reading, and skiing.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Hastings has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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