Our Staff

At Doi/Luke, Islandlawyers, our staff is at the heart of what we do,
working closely with the public and our clients on a daily basis.
They are friendly, experienced, and hard working.


Emily Lao

Administrative Staff

Emily can be reached at el@islandlawyers.com.


Ashley-Nicole Vanderford

Ashley-Nicole Vanderford, Office Manager

Ashley-Nicole Vanderford

Office Manager

Ashley has been with Doi/Luke since 2018. She was born and raised in Hawaii and grew up on the westside of Oahu. She graduated from Waianae High School, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Ethics and Policy from the University of Portland. After graduation, Ashley taught English in South Korea for two years before returning to Hawaii. She currently volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) for children. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family. Ashley can be reached at anv@islandlawyers.com.


Jenna Higa

Law Clerk

Jenna can be reached at jhiga@islandlawyers.com.


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