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William Harrison

Criminal Defense Attorney, founding partner

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Trial experience

  • Federal criminal defense experience concentrating on drug offenses, white-collar and fraud offenses, crimes of violence, federal gun charges, computer crimes, grand jury representation, corporate and business defense, money laundering, and racketeering.
  • State criminal defense experience concentrating on murder, vehicular homicides, drug offenses, sex crimes, white-collar and fraud offenses, crimes of violence, and property crimes.
  • Military criminal defense experience concentrating on drug offenses, crimes of violence, sex crimes, theft, and fraud crimes.
  • Constitutional law background with a focus on constitutional amendment rights as a defense to various criminal charges.

Credentials

Licensed since:

Degree accreditation:

Educational honors:

  • 1980 Law Review: University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii

Awards and accolades

Professional recognitions

State and federal government task forces, commissions, and committees

  • Chair: Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii 1994 - 1995
  • Lawyer select: State Judicial Conference 1991 - 1994
  • Litigation committee: ACLU of Hawaii 2002 to present
  • Member: Lt. Governor's Hawaii Drug Control Strategy Task Force, 2004 to present
  • Member: Task Force on Charging Procedures, Twenty-First Legislature 2003
  • Member: Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Criminal Rules
  • Member: Act 59 Task Force to Consider Proposals to Revise Hawaii's Community Notification or "Megan's Law" 2003 - 2004
  • Attendee: United States Courts Judicial Conference 2004 - 2005

Television appearances

  • Legal Television Commentator: KHNL News 8

Pro bono activities

  • Delegate: Hawaii Democratic Party State Convention 1988 - 2008
  • Former Legal Redress Officer: NAACP Hawaii Chapter
  • Interscholastic League of Honolulu, Coach of the Year: Wrestling 1990 - 1991
  • Litigation Committee Member: ACLU of Hawaii
  • Past President and Founding Member: Afro-American Lawyers Association
  • President of the Board: Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline 1991 - 1992


Professional associations and memberships

Leadership positions

  • Board of Governors: The Association of Plaintiffs Lawyers of Hawaii 1989 - 1990
  • Bencher: American Inns of Court IV, Hawaii
  • Executive Committee: International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi - Richardson Inn 1979 – 1981

Professional memberships

Community associations and memberships

Lecturing activities

  • Adjunct professor: "Hawaii Innocence Project", University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Faculty member: National Institute of Trial Advocates ("NITA")
  • Faculty member: National Business Institute Legal Seminars
  • Lecturer: Trial Advocacy Program, Public Defender State of Hawaii
  • Peoples Law School: American Trial Lawyers Association

Fraternities/sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Birth information

  • October 13, 1953, Beppu, Japan

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Keith A. Matsuoka

Business and Land Use Lawyer

Partner

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Areas of practice

Litigation percentage

  • 10% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar admissions

Education

  • 1983 J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
  • 1980 B.B.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Professional associations and memberships

  • Member: Hawaii State Bar Association – Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
  • Member: American Bar Association – Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
  • Treasurer: Associated Students of the University of Hawaii, 1978 - 1979

Birth information

  • October 20, 1958, Carmel, California, United States of America

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Gene K. Lau

Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense Attorney

Of Counsel

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Toll-free: (888) 381-9611
Fax: (808) 538-7579
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Practice areas

Litigation percentage

  • 60% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar admissions

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1982 J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1978 B.S.

Professional associations and memberships

  • Member: Hawaii State Bar Association

Birth information

  • September 9, 1955, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Hawaii-based lawyers with national and international reach

We serve clients throughout  Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii.  Our attorneys are licensed to practice in state, federal, military, and appellate courts. We have also been admitted to the bar in Hawaii, New Jersey, California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  We have traveled into international jurisdictions to represent clients, as far as Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand.

 

 
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