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Craig Anthony De Costa

Craig Anthony De Costa

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Landlord & Tenant

About Me

I grew up on Kauai and graduated from Waimea High School.  After completing my education, I returned to Kauai and worked at the Prosecutor's Office for 12 years, the last four as the elected Prosecutor for Kauai.  I then retired as a public servant and opened my own prvate practice specializing in criminal defense including DUI, evictions and collections in 2008.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Gregory Howard Meyers

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Gregory Meyers Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Guy Hempey

    I have worked with Craig on several cases and highly recommend him.


    Daniel Hempey Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Craig A. De Costa LLLC

3175 Elua Street
Suite C
Lihue, HI, 96766




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Craig A. De Costa LLLC2008 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyCounty of Kauai2004 - 2008
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyCounty of Kauai1996 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Kauai Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Kauai Criminal Defense BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. McCroryConviction and life sentence
State v. CostaConviction-- life sentence
State v. MakananiAcquittal

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HawaiiPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A