ISSUES WE CARE ABOUT
Although our attorneys handle many areas of law, we have a few we care passionately about. We lobby to help keep good laws in place or write and support new ones to protect your rights here in Hawaii. Some laws we fight hard against that could erode your access to courts or keep you from seeking justice for injuries occurring here in Hawaii. For residents and visitors alike, Hawaii is a special place, but bad things can happen and we are here to try and help if they do.Just hover your mouse over any photo or click on the photo for more information and links.
With the regulatory and legislative bodies unable to cope with a groundswell of neglect and abuse, the civil justice system has stepped into the breach. Attorneys who represent our nation’s seniors, and their families, play a critical role in uncovering abuse and neglect, and are the most effective force to compel change in the nursing homes policys.
Worker's that are harassed or injured on the job have rights. We keep an eye on the legislature and work with state agencies to be sure workers rights are protected.
Trial attorneys have long been on the front lines of the environmental movement, opposing plans to wipe out forests and destroy wide area of ecosystems. When these acts have resulted in devastation for ecosystems and communities, the initial outcry of politicians and regulators has often died out as time has gone by. However, the attorneys seeking justice for such acts fight on, sometimes over decades and often against powerful corporations.
When was the last time you clicked on "I Agree" to a website or signed a credit card contract without reading it first? Like most people you do it all the time... and you are probably agreeing to Forced Arbitration, meaning you give up your right to have a jury decide your fate in the event something goes wrong. In some cases Arbitration can save time, money and you can mutually agree to a neutral Arbitrator... but not if your choices are taken away by a signed contract with fineprint.
On an island in the middle of the Pacific, Maritime laws and the people affected by them, help keep us busy. There are many rules and regulations pertaining to maritime injuries, Statute of Limitations and the Jones Act rules pertaining to injuries. Find an HAJ attorney under our "Find An Attorney" tab and search for Maritime.
What we learned from asbestos and lead paint is that some products can be not only unsafe, but in some cases, lethal.
We work hard to fight proposed changes in the civil justice system that look to reduce your ability to bring tort litigation and reduce the damages you can receive. ... Those trying to make the changes propose, among other things, procedural limits to file claims, and capping how much a jury can award in damages, no matter how egregious the actions were against you.
Well over seven million tourists visit the Hawaiian Islands each year. Our visitors enjoy surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, kayaking, biking tours, watching the giant waves in winter and hiking year round all of which run the risk of serious injuries when things go wrong or you are having too much fun to pay attention to potentially dangerous conditions.