Hilo Lawyers

Paul J.  Sulla Jr
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Paul J. Sulla Jr
Hilo, HI Lawyer with 51 years of experience
(808) 933-3600 PO Box 5258
106 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Boston University School of Law
Damir Kouliev
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Damir Kouliev
Hilo, HI Attorney with 16 years of experience
(808) 854-7558 614 Kilauea
Suite #15
Hilo, HI 96720
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University
Successful, affordable criminal, DUI, traffic, and general practice attorney Damir Kouliev based on Maui. Call or text the Kouliev firm at 808-854-7558 for quality legal representation that you can afford, with the personal attention that your case requires. 24 hour service available.
William Dean
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William Dean
Hilo, HI Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(808) 430-0704 614 Kilauea Ave, Ste 102 #29
Hilo, HI 96720
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Hawaii - Manoa
William Dean is a 2008 of the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law. He then became a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Air Force and provided a assistance on a wide variety of legal specialties to hundreds of clients, including criminal justice, business law, estate planning, real estate, divorce and family law, and federal law. William is a seasoned negotiator and mediator. He is also a financial expert with advanced degrees in finance and high level financial positions in government and industry.
Peter K. Kubota
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Peter K. Kubota
Hilo, HI Attorney with 35 years of experience
(808) 935-2422 505 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
My practice is located on the East side of Hawaii Island, primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Business Law and Real Estate transactions. We have a small office, and provide friendly, practical service. I was born and raised in Hilo, moved back home about 20 years ago to practice law, and I would not live anywhere else in the world.
Steven D Strauss
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Steven D Strauss
HILO, HI Attorney with 37 years of experience
(808) 969-6684 PO BOX 11517
HILO, HI 96721
Business, Criminal Defense, IP and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Sherrill Ann Erickson
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Sherrill Ann Erickson
Hilo, HI Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(808) 933-1930 82 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI 96720
Real Estate
Mitchell David Roth
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Mitchell David Roth
Hilo, HI Attorney with 31 years of experience
(808) 934-3508 655 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Criminal Defense
Whittier Law School
Kris LaGuire
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Kris LaGuire
HILO, HI Attorney with 34 years of experience
(808) 961-1080 162 Kinoole Street
Suite 101
HILO, HI 96720
Civil Rights
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kathleen Lucero
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Kathleen Lucero
Hilo, HI Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(808) 933-1252 159 Hualalai St
Hilo, HI 96720
Jeri D Byers
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Jeri D Byers
Papaikou, HI Attorney with 45 years of experience
(808) 933-9710 P.O. Box 334
Papaikou, HI 96781
Divorce and Family
John Olson
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John Olson
Kamuela, HI Lawyer with 51 years of experience
(808) 885-8533 65-1291 Kawaihae Rd. #102
Kamuela, HI 96743
Business, Construction, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of San Francisco School of Law
John L. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters from litigation (civil, probate, trust disputes); advising businesses in day to day matters, including contracts and management; transactional work for individuals and business; criminal defense; to Estate Planning in Kona and Kamuela. As a sole practioner he gained a width breadth of knowledge to assist his clients in just about anything. He was born and raised on the Island of O`ahu, and moved to Kona in 1973 with his wife. There, they raised two sons: Robert and Peter Olson, both of whom are...
Peter  Olson
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Peter Olson
KAMUELA, HI Attorney with 18 years of experience
(808) 885-8533 65-1291 Kawaihae Rd. #102
KAMUELA, HI 96743
Business, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Peter S.R. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters, including: litigation (civil, family, and criminal), transactional, and business formation/advisement in Kona and Kamuela.

He was born and raised in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawai`i. He is the son of John L. Olson, founder of the firm. Peter has assisted his father at the firm since he was five years old.
Peter received his Juris Doctor and Environmental Law Certificate from Univerisity of Hawai`i at Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law in 2005. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn...
Michael Henry Garbarino
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Michael Henry Garbarino
Pahoa, HI Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(808) 345-7504 13-3863 Pahoa Kalapana Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal Defense, Elder and Estate Planning
Michael Garbarino, founder & owner of GARBARINOLAW LLLC, provides client-centered legal services everywhere on Hawaii's Big Island, including by providing free iniital consultations and making house calls. Michael has over two decades of experience as a practicing lawyer, having served in both private practice and public service roles, both in Texas, and now in Hawaii. Michael's work has included positions of significant responsibility in public service, including all of the following: ? DIRECTOR OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM AUSTIN, TX 2006 - 2011 ? Served as Deputy Chief Counsel, Director of Sanctions,...
Robert Kenneth Olson
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Robert Kenneth Olson
Kamuela, HI Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(808) 885-8533 65-1291 Kawaihae Rd. #102
Kamuela, HI 96743
DUI & DWI, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Western New England College
Robert K. Olson, is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters. With an emphasis in litigation, Robert handles civil, probate, trust, family, and criminal cases in the District, Family, and Circuit Courts in Kealakekua, Kailua-Kona, and Kamuela.

Robert was born and raised in Kona. He attended Konawaena Elementary and graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in 1995, where he ran track, cross-country(Captain), and played basketball. At HPA received the Career Athlete Award.

Robert attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1999 at Brandeis University in Massachusetts (Cross Country - Captain, All-American). Robert received his Juris Doctor Degree in 2002 from Western...
Barbara Lee Franklin
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Barbara Lee Franklin
Honokaa, HI Attorney with 37 years of experience
(808) 775-0530 45-3438 Mamane St
Honokaa, HI 96727
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
2003 to Present: Sole Practitioner, Honokaa, Hawaii General practice with an emphasis on bankruptcy law, consumer issues, and real estate law. I represent individuals and business owners under chapter 7, and chapter 11, chapter 12, chapter 13, and one bankruptcy trustee. I have represented individuals in preference actions brought by chapter 7 trustees in other jurisdictions. Based on my experience working on highly complicated bankruptcy cases, I have successfully confirmed client's chapter 12s for which they received a discharge. I also represent clients in real estate matters including the purchase and sale of residential real estate, landlord...
David Jakeman
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David Jakeman
Waikoloa, HI Attorney with 16 years of experience
(800) 406-1579 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd., Suite 208
Waikoloa, HI 96738
Immigration
Brigham Young University
David A. Jakeman, founding attorney of Beacon Immigration, has been interested in foreign cultures and languages since he was a young boy. That interest culminated in his decision to dedicate his legal career to immigration. In high school, David studied Spanish and German. After his graduation, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico City and surrounding regions, where he grew to love the Mexican people and the Spanish language. After returning home from his mission he completed a Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University in Near Eastern Studies, graduating magna cum laude....
Leanna Jade Pohevitz
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Leanna Jade Pohevitz
Kamuela, HI Lawyer
(808) 339-7874 P.O. Box 2907
Kamuela, HI 96743
Divorce and Family
Margaret Dunham Wille
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Margaret Dunham Wille
KAMUELA, HI Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(808) 887-1419 65-1316 Lihipali Road
KAMUELA, HI 96743
Administrative, Environmental and Municipal
Antioch School of Law
Jeffrey Erich Foster
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Jeffrey Erich Foster
Kealakekua, HI Attorney with 22 years of experience
(808) 348-7800 79-7591 Mamalahoa Hwy., Suite # A
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Consumer, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Jeffrey Foster proudly represents Hawai‘i residents, their families, as well as visitors to our islands, who have suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to a negligent, reckless or intentional act. Jeff represents clients in personal injury cases and insurance disputes on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawai‘i Island. In addition to his Hawai‘i practice, Jeff is also licensed in Washington State, where he operated his practice in downtown Seattle for over 10 years prior to moving to Hawai‘i.

Margaret Masunaga
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Margaret Masunaga
Kealakekua, HI Attorney with 37 years of experience
(808) 322-8700 79-1020 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Administrative
McGeorge School of Law
George Apter
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George Apter
none, HI Lawyer
none
none, HI
Health Care
Margaret Wille
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Margaret Wille
Kamuela, HI Attorney
(808) 887-1419 65-1316 Lihipali Road
Kamuela, HI 04217
J. Porter DeVries
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J. Porter DeVries
Kailua Kona, HI Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(808) 339-3200 75-5591 Palani Rd Suite 2001
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J. Porter DeVries began his career at the Wall Street firm of Segal Gebski, where he represented clients encountering construction, business, real estate, and international disputes. With Condominium and Community Association clients, Porter focuses on enabling Boards of Directors to establish and maintain the highest standards of good governance. Underscoring the firm’s proactive approach, he leads DeVries’ preventative counseling and strategic planning services, as well as ensuring that Boards are legally protected in disputes and thrive in the myriad aspects of governing Hawaii’s diverse associations. Leading the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Litigation sector, Porter routinely...
Matthew A Sylva
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Matthew A Sylva
Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 6 years of experience
(808) 480-9391 PO Box 5319
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-5319
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Hi there. My name's Matthew and I'm the owner and attorney for Akamai Law, LLLC. I provide legal services for people for a variety of cases and am always eager for new challenges and to find innovative solutions to my client's concerns. I have a great deal of experience working on criminal defense cases from criminal traffic cases to felonies and DUIs and everything in between from my time representing indigent clients with the Office of the Public Defender in Kailua-Kona. I also have experience with family criminal and TRO cases, juvenile criminal cases, and mental health cases from that...
Jason Braswell
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Jason Braswell
Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 20 years of experience
(808) 464-5223 75-127 Lunapule Road, Ste. 8B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jason comes to BFL from a background litigating at Skadden on behalf of some of the world’s largest companies, but he also has the experience of being owner/salesperson/janitor at a true mom-and-pop operation in Kona: Big Island Running Company. Whatever the size of your operation or problem, Jason will take a pragmatic approach in formulating a solution that is effective and efficient. While he loves helping his clients succeed in litigation, he also finds it equally (if not more) rewarding to help a client put in place a carefully drafted agreement or well-thought-out strategy that keeps them out of litigation...
Joseph Fagundes III
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Joseph Fagundes III
Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 43 years of experience
(808) 326-9831 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy
Suite 101B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Maritime and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Serving Hawaii as a civil litigator since 1980.
Stephen D. Whittaker
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Stephen D. Whittaker
KAILUA KONA, HI Attorney with 46 years of experience
(808) 960-4536 P.O. Box 964
KAILUA KONA, HI 96745
Administrative, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Geraldo Scatena
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Geraldo Scatena
Kailua Kona, HI Attorney with 26 years of experience
(808) 329-2076 75-5995 Kuakini Hwy
Suite 441
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Hastings College of Law
Jerry Scatena graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1972. He graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University College of Law in 2008 receiving an LL.M. degree in international law. He has over 35 years of experience as both a personal injury litigator, family law practitioner and real estate counsel serving as general counsel for multi-national corporations. He is also a licensed real estate broker in both Hawaii and California.
Terri Lea Fujioka-Lilley
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Terri Lea Fujioka-Lilley
Kailua-Kona, HI Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(808) 345-7662 75-127 Lunapule Rd
8B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Business, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Securities
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Arne Werchick
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Arne Werchick
Kailua Kona, HI Lawyer with 59 years of experience
76-187 Kamehamalu St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Elder
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Now retired from private pracgice. Formerly: Presiding Artibrator of the State Bar of California (2006-2008). California State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration (2001 – 2008; Chair 2004-2005; Vice Chair 2002-2004). California State Bar Committee on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (2009- ). Vice chair, Bar Association of San Francisco Committee on Arbitration and Mediation of Fee Disputes (1996 - present). Board of Contributors, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, affiliated with New York and National Law Journals (1983-90). Editorial Board, San Francisco Attorney, Bar Association of San Francisco (1991-1995). Chair, Section on Insurance, Negligence & Compensation Law, Bar Association of...
Darl Gleed
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Darl Gleed
Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 37 years of experience
(808) 329-6600 75-5905 Walua Rd. Ste. 10
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Shawn Nakoa
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Shawn Nakoa
Kailua, HI Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(808) 329-4466 75-167 Kalani St
Kailua, HI 96740
Animal, Business and Personal Injury
Lee Mattingly
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Lee Mattingly
Kailua Kona, HI Attorney with 25 years of experience
(808) 326-2220 75-5909 Walua Road Second Floor
Kona Town Market Building
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Divorce and Family
Lee Mattingly has been licensed in the State of Hawaii since 2002. She has a litigation JD from Baylor Law School and a masters degree in Conflict Resolution. Her primary focus is on family law and is available to assist you with divorce, child custody, premarital agreements and other issues of family law. Lee Mattingly is also available for mediations and has a broad range of areas wherein she serves as mediator. Office in Kona at the Kona Town Market Building 75-5909 WALUA ROAD SECOND FLOOR.
Dr. Nancy Oppenheim
Kapaau, HI Attorney
(808) 889-5749 P.O. Box 1592
Kapaau, HI 96755
Agricultural, Business, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
UCLA School of Law
Jeffrey Liebenguth
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Jeffrey Liebenguth
Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(888) 748-1780 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2700
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationMilitary
Naval Justice School and Emory University School of Law
Mr. Liebenguth specializes in defending military service members facing court-martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other military offenses. Although based in Hawaii, his practice is worldwide and he may be reached at 888-748-1780. He is a retired Marine Corps military attorney and a former Coast Guardsman. He is a graduate of Amherst College, Emory University School of Law, and Marine Corps University Resident Command & Staff College, where he...
Michael Fayard
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Michael Fayard
Honolulu, HI Attorney with 16 years of experience
(808) 445-6708 1050 Queen St.
Suite #100
Honolulu, HI 96814
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
I am a former prosecutor in both Sarasota, Florida and Maui, Hawaii. I have prosecuted and defended some of the most serious crimes.

My focus is provided the highest caliber legal representation to all of my clients in contested legal matters. Your right to a trial by jury is a fundamental right if you have been injured in an accident, accused of a crime or suffered a wrong at the result of someone else's behavior. I differentiate my practice in that I routinely try cases before juries and courts.

I am authorized to practice in all state and federal courts for...
Victor J. Yoo
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Victor J. Yoo
Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(888) 553-8000 733 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Gavin Kazuo Doi
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Gavin Kazuo Doi
Honolulu, HI Attorney with 28 years of experience
(808) 593-2199 1600 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96814
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Gavin was born and reared in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, graduating from McKinley High School, and receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado. Previously, Gavin worked with the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the AmeriCorps Domestic Violence Clinic. A supporter of pro bono legal work, Gavin volunteers time with Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii and the Hawai’i State Bar Association. In 2013, Gavin co-authored the book Child Custody Litigation and Settlements (Aspatore Books/Thomson West), writing the chapter...
Marc J. Victor
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Marc J. Victor
Honolulu, HI Attorney with 29 years of experience
(808) 647-2423 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1260, Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
Appeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and White Collar Crime
Southwestern Law School
I realize there are many law firms competing for the privilege of representing you in your legal matter. I realize you have a difficult decision in determining which law firm would best serve your interests. I have worked hard for the past 21 years to distinguish my law firm from the others, and to build my reputation as an aggressive advocate for my clients offering honest and well reasoned legal advice. As you browse our website, you will quickly get a feel for what we call our “Commitment to Excellence.” Marc J. Victor has represented clients in more than...
Laurie T.S. Adamshick
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Laurie T.S. Adamshick
Honolulu, HI Attorney with 38 years of experience
(808) 393-6387 74 Kihapai Street
Honolulu, HI 96734
Elder
University of Dayton School of Law
Laurie Adamshick is a partner in the Elder Law Practice of Rulon & Adamshick LLC, where she serves as an Elder Law Attorney specializing in Life Care Planning. In this role she helps guide older adults and their families through the maze of legal, financial and long-term care issues that arise when an older adult begins to need help with daily life. Laurie's expertise and perspective grew out of necessity during the years she served as primary caregiver and advocate for her late parents. Being present throughout each of her parents’ end-of-life journeys has given her tremendous empathy for adult...
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