Joanne is one of our most experienced legal assistants, bringing over 22 years of legal experience to the Farrell & Perrault team. Clients appreciate her personal approach and dedication to solving their most pressing legal problems. Joanne always goes the extra mile to ensure that her clients receive the best service in Honolulu.
Like her brother, Tom, Joanne has her roots in Hawaii where she attended Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu. Joanne went away to CSU, Sacramento where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. In college, Joanne made the Dean’s List and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Joanne began her professional career in the medical field, working in human resources at Kapiolani Medical Center. She then moved to San Francisco where she worked as an administrative staff assistant at the California Pacific Medical Center’s cardiology department. Ten years later, Joanne took a roadtrip to New York City with her Scottish Terrier, Angus MacFangus. The Big Apple suited her, so Joanne accepted a position as a legal assistant at Brown & Wood LLP in the World Trade Center. Brown & Wood eventually merged into Sidley Austin, and then Joanne made a lateral move to Thacher Proffitt in 2002 – three of NYC’s most prestigious law firms. In 2010, Joanne returned home to Oahu to help grow her brother’s practice into one of Hawaii’s most prominent Family Law firms.
In her free time, Joanne enjoys photography, attending concerts and hanging out with friends.