About Damir Kouliev
Unique Background, Unique Perspective
Damir Kouliev has taken a road less travelled to private law practice on Maui. He grew up in Europe, and after he graduated with his Bachelor in Anthropology from rigorous and academically ambitious Reed College, he decided to attend law school at William S. Richardson’s School at University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu and Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. In 2007 he was awarded Juris Doctorate Degree and Environmental Specialization Certificate (with Distinction) and became a member of the Hawaii State Bar.
After starting his career as an associate with a prominent Hilo firm, Damir Kouliev has transitioned to a successful general practice on Maui, while staying active in environmental, health, youth, and social justice issues. For example, he was a recipient of a 2008 Healing Our Island Grant, to put together a benefit concert focused on fighting methamphetamine use through healthy recreational options. His professional and community endeavors are based on the premise that cultivation of self-worth and pro-social activities can repair lives and communities.
Besides raising his daughter, Damir Kouliev maintains health and balance with fitness, outdoor adventures, sports, nutrition, music, art, water activities, and meditation. He has traveled extensively, especially in Europe and the Caribbean. He is also a certified yoga teacher, having trained in India and Indonesia, as well as several programs in Hawaii. These techniques and life experiences keep Damir level-headed, and better able to help his clients cope with stress inherent in legal situations.