Ben Lowenthal, local lawyer, blogger, columnist and historian will be the featured speaker
Ben Lowenthal grew up in Peahi, Maui between Haiku and Huelo. He was educated almost exclusively in public schools on Maui and graduated from H. P. Baldwin High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Journalism and studied classical language and literature at San Francisco State University. He earned his law degree at the University of Kansas School of Law. 
After law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Corinne K. A. Watanabe at the Intermediate Court of Appeals in Honolulu. In 2007, he returned to Maui and entered private practice at the Law Office of Philip H. Lowenthal representing clients in civil, criminal, and appellate cases for ten years. In 2017, he became a Deputy Public Defender at the Maui office. He has represented clients in more than 20 jury trials and 50 appeals. 
He reports cases from Hawai'i appellate courts in his law blog, “Hawai'i Legal News” and writes about Hawai'i history and culture in his column “The State of Aloha” appearing in The Maui News. He is a member of the Hawai'i State Bar Association’s Civics Education Committee and a board of trustee with the Maui Historical Society. He enjoys playing music, reading, and supporting Liverpool Football Club.