Sports Law • Risk Management

Katharine M. Nohr, Esq.

Katharine M. Nohr, the author of Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention, is a principal for Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, providing career longevity and reputation risk management training to professional athletes.


Ms. Nohr is a licensed attorney and has been admitted to the Hawaii State Bar since 1988. She is also admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts of Hawaii and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Ms. Nohr received her law degree from the University of Utah and has a political science degree from the University of Washington.


Since 1988, Ms. Nohr has represented insurance carriers and their insureds in negligence, sports, premises liability and insurance related matters in Hawaii State and Federal Courts and the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. After serving as a name partner in a prominent insurance defense litigation firm for 19 years, she began her own law practice, the Law Offices of Katharine M. Nohr, in 2007.
From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Nohr served as a District Court Judge of the Honolulu District Court, per diem. She was appointed to be a member of the District Court Rules Committee in1998. Ms. Nohr has served as an arbitrator for Hawaii’s Court Annexed Arbitration Program since 1993 and as a Chairperson and member for Arbitration Panels for USA Triathlon. She has also served as an Appellate Mediator for the Hawaii State Judiciary from 2005-2006.


• Safety Director for Honolulu Triathlon, 2006 to 2011
• Speaker, USA Triathlon Race Director Certification Program, Risk Management/Law, 2007
• Associates in Risk Management (ARM) Candidate
• Member USA Triathlon Legal and Risk Management Committees, 2003 to 2005


• Regional Coordinator (Officials) for the Pacific, USA Triathlon, 2003 to 2013.
• Certified USA Triathlon Official, 2000 to 2014.
• Officiated Kona Ironman World Championships, 2000 to 2005
• Certified International Triathlon Union (ITU) Official, 2002 to present
• Officiated Olympic Trials and World Cups (Honolulu) 2003-2005

• Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide to Loss Prevention (Human Kinetics, 2009)
• “The Ball is in Your Court” column for Risk Management for Campus Recreation Newsletter, 2005 to present.
• Articles for the Pacific Northwest Council for Triathlon Times Magazine, 2009-2010.
• Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 3nd Edition, HSBA, 2006, “No Fault and Personal Injury Insurance” chapter.
• Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 2nd Edition, HSBA, 1999, “No Fault and Personal Injury Insurance” chapter.


• “Managing Risk in Crime Ridden Olympic Host Cities: The Challenge for Brazil in 2016” - Conference on Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement - Ithaca College, London – May 2010
• “Professional Issues in Health Promotion/Fitness Management” – Kapiolani Community College – Honolulu, HI – March 2010
• “Sports and Recreation Risk Management “– PARMA Conference – Sacramento, CA February 2010
• “Sports Risk Management”; “Sports Law” - USA Triathlon Race Directors Certification Clinic – Colorado Springs, CO - February 2007
• Annual Speaker at Hawaii Claims Manager's Association, 2004-2009
• Honolulu Claims Association, 2007, and previous years
• Hawaii Bar Association Seminar "Crash" - September 2006
• Frequently conducts seminars related to insurance coverage and no-fault law to multiple insurance companies
• USA Triathlon Officials Certification Clinics, 2004-present


• Pacific Northwest Council for USA Triathlon, 2009 to present.
• Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals, 2002-2008.
International Association of Insurance Professionals, 2014-2015.


• Hawaii State Bar Association
• Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals –president, 2006 to 2007
• National Association of Insurance Women –Hawaii State Council Director, 2006-2007
• USA Triathlon, 1997 to 2015