Pahoa, Hawaii Lawyers

Michael Henry Garbarino
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Pahoa, HI Lawyer with 23 years 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,...
Damir Kouliev
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Hilo, HI Attorney with 11 years 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.
Paul J.  Sulla Jr
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Hilo, HI Lawyer with 46 years 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
Mitchell David Roth
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Hilo, HI Attorney with 26 years experience
(808) 934-3508 655 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Criminal Defense
Whittier Law School
Peter K. Kubota
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Hilo, HI Attorney with 30 years 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.
Sherrill Ann Erickson
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Hilo, HI Lawyer with 28 years experience
(808) 933-1930 82 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI 96720
Real Estate
Kris LaGuire
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HILO, HI Attorney with 29 years experience
(808) 961-1080 162 Kinoole Street
Suite 101
HILO, HI 96720
Civil Rights
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Jeri D Byers
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Papaikou, HI Attorney with 40 years experience
(808) 933-9710 P.O. Box 334
Papaikou, HI 96781
Divorce and Family
George Apter
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Health Care
J. Porter DeVries
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Kailua Kona, HI Lawyer with 7 years experience
(808) 339-3200 75-5591 Palani Rd Suite 2001
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Pace Law School
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...
Peter S.R. Olson
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Kealakekua, HI Attorney with 13 years experience
(808) 323-2677 79-7516 HAWAII BELT ROAD
Kealakekua, HI 96750
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...
Barbara Lee Franklin
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Honokaa, HI Attorney with 32 years 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 worked also on discrete issues in the Hawaiian Airlines chapter 11. I represent clients in real estate matters including the purchase and sale of residential real estate, landlord and...
John Olson
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Kealakekua, HI Lawyer with 46 years experience
(808) 323-2677 79-7516 Hawaii Belt Road
Kealakekua, HI 96750
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...
Lisa M. Volquardsen
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Kailua-Kona, HI Lawyer
(808) 447-1761 P.O. Box 1450
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Bankruptcy, Business, DUI & DWI and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Jason Braswell
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Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 15 years 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...
Robert Kenneth Olson
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Kealakekua, HI Lawyer with 15 years experience
(808) 323-2677 79-7516 Hawaii Belt Road
Kealakekua, HI 96750
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...
Joseph Fagundes III
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Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 39 years 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.
Kevin Robert Seiter Mr.
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Kailua Kona, HI Lawyer with 43 years experience
(808) 329-0731 75-650 Mahi Iulani Pl
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Divorce, Environmental and Insurance Claims
Southwestern Law School
1968-1972 - University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy. 1972-1975 - Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 16, 1975. December 18, 1975 -- Admitted to State Bar of California. 1976-1977 -- Associate Professor, Southwestern University, School of Law. 1977-1978 -- Law Clerk, Honorable Manuel L. Real, United States District Court, Central District of California. November 1978 -- Admitted to practice before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 1978 - Representative, International Professional Surfing. 1978-1980 -- Associate, Rosen, Wachtell & Gilbert, Century City, California. State of Hawaii. October, 1981 -- Admitted to practice law in the State...
Victoria Kalman
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Kailua Kona, HI Lawyer with 32 years experience
(808) 334-9888 75-165 Hualalai Road, Suite 201
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Arne Werchick
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Kailua Kona, HI Lawyer with 54 years 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...
David Jakeman
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Waikoloa, HI Attorney with 11 years 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....
Margaret Dunham Wille
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KAMUELA, HI Lawyer with 38 years experience
(808) 887-1419 65-1316 Lihipali Road
KAMUELA, HI 96743
Administrative, Environmental and Municipal
Antioch School of Law
Stephen D. Whittaker Esq.
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KAILUA KONA, HI Attorney with 41 years experience
(808) 960-4536 P.O. Box 964
KAILUA KONA, HI 96745
Administrative, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Margaret Wille Esq
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Kamuela, HI Attorney
(808) 887-1419 65-1316 Lihipali Road
Kamuela, HI 04217
Darl Gleed
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Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 32 years 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
Jeffrey Erich Foster
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Kailua-Kona, HI Attorney with 17 years experience
74-5617 Pawai Place
Suite 206
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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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Kealakekua, HI Attorney with 32 years experience
(808) 322-8700 P. O. Box 345
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Administrative
McGeorge School of Law
Kapaau, HI Attorney
(808) 889-5749 P.O. Box 1592
Kapaau, HI 96755
Agricultural, Business, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
UCLA School of Law
Brian Cummings
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Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 21 years experience
(808) 444-4800 Pauahi Tower
1003 Bishop St., Suite 2700
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Vanderbilt University Law School
Brian Cummings has 20+ years of litigation experience successfully handling and trying medical malpractice, personal injury, and car accident cases. One recent trial victory was over $1,000,000.00 in December 2018 in a medical malpractice case. He has obtained over $24,000,000.00 for his clients in just the past few years, which earned him a lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has vast experience analyzing claims and facts to gain judgments and settlements for his clients. Brian enables his clients to focus on their daily lives by entrusting the litigation process to him. He only takes on select cases...
Na Lan
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Honolulu, HI Attorney with 9 years experience
(808) 526-3617 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Na Lan's practice areas include immigration law, condominium and community association law, business and real property transactions, and dispute resolution for Mandarin-speaking investors and business owners. Born and raised in China, she is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

She earned her law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She was the Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Law & Policy Journal, and also served as an intern for Judge Craig Nakamura of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. For three years, she was a legal research assistant...
Shelby N. Ferrer
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honolulu, HI Attorney with 5 years experience
(808) 780-0190 1050 Queen Street suite 100
honolulu, HI 96814
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
As of February 1, 2019, Ms. Ferrer, former partner at Nakamoto & Ferrer, has opened her own practice in Family Law – Law Office Of Shelby N. Ferrer. As a Family Law attorney, Ms. Ferrer has a unique depth of knowledge about Hawai'i’s Family Court. After graduating in 2014 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, Ms. Ferrer served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Mark Browning, Senior Judge of Family Court and Deputy Chief Judge of the First Circuit. As Senior Judge Browning’s law clerk, Ms. Ferrer assisted in the administration of over 500 employees and...
Barry Lloyd Sooalo
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Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(808) 754-5669 Genesis Tower
810 Richards Street, Suite 335
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationAppeals, Business, Criminal Defense and DUI & DWI
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Barry Sooalo has practiced law in the courts of Washington D.C., Hawaii and American Samoa. Barry's Sooalo's broad and highly specialized experience in the areas of criminal law, government relations, lobbying and legislation, customs law, business transactions, civil litigation, and appellate law, makes him a much sought after litigator and legal counsel in Hawaii for clients from Hawaii and for clients from abroad who require legal counsel and representation for legal matters in Hawaii and elsewhere. Mr. Sooalo is a veteran of the US Army.
Judith Pavey
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Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 42 years experience
(808) 537-6100 733 Bishop St
#1900
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationAsbestos, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Indiana University - Law School
Judith Ann Pavey has successfully handled personal injury cases in Hawaii since 1977 and continues this important work as Of Counsel at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher. The law firm is ranked by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America since 2010 as Best Law Firm in its core business of Real Estate Law and Commercial Litigation, and also Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Product Liability Litigation(since 2012), solely based on Ms. Pavey's contribution. Ms. Pavey has been named by Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu in the practice areas of Banking & Finance Litigation (2013,...
Victor J. Yoo
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Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 25 years 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.
Mark Davis
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Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 45 years experience
(808) 450-3004 851 Fort St Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Washington University in St. Louis
Mark Davis has been recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Hawaii and in the United States. Mr. Davis, a graduate of Tulane University and Washington University School of Law, has focused his law practice over the last thirty years representing injured victims in cases involving serious personal injury and medical malpractice. He has achieved record verdicts and settlements in Hawaii for numerous cases over the course of his career.
Mr. Lars Peterson
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Honolulu, HI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(808) 589-1010 677 Ala Moana Blvd #1009
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
University of Cincinnati and University of Hawaii - Manoa
Lars Peterson’s practice emphasizes bankruptcy law, criminal defense, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury. He also practices general civil and commercial litigation and handles commercial transactions and business-related matters.

Mr. Peterson is a U.S. and German attorney. He has been admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Hawai’i and the State of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai’i, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is eligible to practice in Germany and European Union member states.

Lars Peterson was born and raised in Germany and relocated to Hawai’i in 1999....
Robert S. Miyashita Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Attorney with 10 years experience
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Florida Coastal School of Law
Robert S. Miyashita is a Partner at Bickerton Law Group who focuses his practice on claims involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

Robert was born and raised on the island of O‘ahu. After living and practicing law in Florida, he and his wife decided to return back home so they could raise their daughter in Hawai‘i where she would be able to learn the unique culture of the state and appreciate the true essence of aloha and ‘ohana. The combination of Robert's past experiences and his strong belief to do what is right makes him a...
Joshua C. James
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Wailuku, HI Attorney with 2 years experience
(808) 419-6937 2158 Main Street
Suite 101
Wailuku, HI 96793
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I was raised here on Maui. After graduating from Baldwin High, I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. Following graduation, I attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. Having grown up on Maui, I have a unique understanding about the island and its people that many Maui attorneys lack. I know what it means to have the “Spirit of Aloha” that makes our island home so special.

My mission is to meet your needs in a way that you understand, eases your mind, and makes you feel empowered in Hawaii’s legal system.

I have zealously...
Mr. Gavin Kazuo Doi
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Honolulu, HI Attorney with 24 years 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, a founding partner of Doi/Luke, 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. An advocate 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...
Mr. Christopher D Thomas
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Honolulu, HI Attorney with 20 years experience
(808) 261-7710 1001 Bishop Street
Suite 2925
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Creighton University
As an attorney and counselor at law, Christopher D. Thomas has founded his practice on the principles of assertive, energetic, yet personable representation of clients who face the most difficult of legal challenges. Chris understands the daunting tasks facing those he represents, and approaches these problems with the most proactive and resourceful strategies available. He knows that clients want real results, want them quickly, and in the most cost-effective manner possible. Whether via aggressive courtroom litigation, use of alternative dispute resolution, or just practical down to earth advice, success is founded by moving boldly forward to resolution in the...
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