Kulaniakea Fisher was recognized in 2008 as a “rising star” by the Super Lawyers rating service, but those who grew up with him knew he was a rising star all along.
Kulani has had a great group of supportive friends—the kind that parents wish for their children—and they have been right there beside him, from taking AP and college classes while still in high school to staying in touch in the present.
From the Class of ’93, Kulani attended Brigham Young University on a scholarship. He interrupted his studies to serve a two-year LDS Church mission in Argentina, then finished earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering before going on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
He was admitted to the bar and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2003. He joined the law firm of Workman Nydegger in 2006.
The 2008 Super Lawyers rating was based on peer nominations, peer evaluations, and independent research. However, they probably didn’t know the rising star was nearly extinguished when as a young man, Kulani fell into the ocean and almost drowned while crabbing in an Oregon bay.
They probably also didn’t know he loves cooking, shooting, biking, and participating in Iron Man Triathlons. And he still stays connected to his Blanding roots. Married and the father of three daughters, Kulani’s family is his life; it is their light that he reflects. He currently lives and practices in the Salt Lake Valley.