Marian has practiced law in American Samoa since 2011.
She served as Civil Division Chief of the American Samoa Attorney General’s Office, associate attorney in another local law practice and, most recently, as Legal Counsel to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency. Marian offers a wide range of legal experience, including civil litigation, land litigation (communal, individual and government lands), legislative drafting, and regulatory enforcement. In 2018, she assisted the local government in obtaining a $2.6 million-dollar environmental settlement award in U.S. District Court.
Marian received her Juris Doctorate, along with a Certificate of Environmental Law, from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, in 2007. After law school, she served as a judicial clerk to Judge Derrick H.M. Chan and Judge Richard K. Perkins in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii. As a law student, Marian worked as a paralegal for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu. Prior to law school, she worked as a corporate paralegal in the Boston law firm of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster for two years.
Born and raised in American Samoa, Marian is happy to be back serving her local community. She has been an active member of the American Samoa Legal Aid’s Board of Directors since January 2016, as well as the American Samoa Bar Association’s Scholarship Committee since 2012.
Marian is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and American Samoa.