Annabel Murray is an experienced and well-respected child advocate and litigator who has been practicing Family Law in Hawaii for 25 years. Her experience ranges from representing abused and neglected children as their GAL to litigating high conflict custody matters with complex financial issues. Annabel’s goal is to help parents avoid harmful divorce litigation whenever possible and to minimize the conflict and trauma experienced by her clients when litigation is unavoidable.
Annabel’s greatest strength is in her commitment to her clients and their children. She understands how important it is for her clients to feel protected and supported throughout their entire custody case. She will always work to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients while maintaining her focus on the best interests of the children.
Annabel is a Founding Board Member of Kids Hurt Too, the Vice President of the Board of the Surfrider Spirit Sessions and a Founder/Advisory Board Member of Project Visitation. She is a Mom and a Stepmom who loves to surf, hike and read.
Stacy Fukuhara-Barclay has been a licensed attorney since 1998. She started her career as a corporate attorney, but transitioned to a child advocate a few years later. She is an experienced Guardian Ad Litem, Custody Evaluator, Parenting Coordinator, Consultant, and Mediator. Stacy’s goal is to help parents and caregivers minimize conflict and focus on their children’s best interest. She believes that most parents want to act in their children’s best interest and will do so if given the information and support. Stacy is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is currently serving in her second term as the chair of the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Child Law Section.
Andrea Blackstone is a licensed attorney and integral member of The Children’s Law Center litigation team. Andrea is a graduate of Hawaii’s own William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and holds a certificate in both International Law and Pacific Asian Legal Studies. Andrea worked as a paralegal at The Children’s Law Center during law school, and during that time became extremely skilled in her ability to balance and evaluate her client’s options for settlement versus litigation. Andrea is especially experienced in representing clients in adoption, guardianship, relocation, long distance co-parenting and TRO cases.
Prior to attending law school Andrea worked as an advocate and Mental Health Case Manager for clients with severe and persistent mental illness. She volunteered for two years while attending law school with The Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center and worked closely with victims of sex and labor trafficking. Andrea also volunteered with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation and participated in drafting the legislation that overhauled Oahu’s Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility into the new Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center, focusing on a rehabilitative rather than punitive system for Hawaii’s youth. Andrea volunteered with Law for Youth Empowerment (LYtE) and provided support and education about the legal system to youth being held at the Kapolei Juvenile Detention Facility to incarcerated youth.
Andrea was the 2016 Samuel L. Cohen Fellowship award recipient and used her award to intern for 6 months with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights under the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
Andrea’s goal is to protect children, who are often forgotten during parental disputes, and to help parents create, “new beginnings” for themselves and their children.