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James T. Leavitt Jr.

James T. Leavitt Jr.

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Motorcycle Accident

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1966

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    43 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 10%
  5. Brain Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Michael R. Cruise

    Jim was recently recognized as a "Living Legend" among Hawaii lawyers, and rightfully so. Jim is highly respected by his opponents, for good reason; his clients are lucky to have him in their corner.


    Michael Cruise Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Leavitt Yamane & Soldner

737 Bishop St.
Suite. 1740
Honolulu, HI, 96813-3201



ILVoluntarily Inactive196608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Board Certified Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1986
Naval JusticeNavy Leaugue of the United States1965

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLeavitt, Yamane & Soldner1990 - Present
PartnerLeavitt & Yamane1984 - 1990
PrincipalJames T. Leavitt Attorney at Law1980 - 1984
PartnerHart, Leavitt, Hall & Hunt1978 - 1980
PartnerHart, Leavitt & Hall1975 - 1978
PartnerHart, Sherwood, Leavitt, Blanchfield & Hall1972 - 1975
Public DefenderState of Hawaii Public Defenders Office1970 - 1971
CaptainU. S. Marine Corps1967 - 1970


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Consumer Lawyers of HawaiiPast PresidentN/A
American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation GroupMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability SectionMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Insurance Law SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Kaneko v. Hilo coast ProcessingVerdict for Plaintiff

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Publication NameTitleDate
Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision ManualPlaintiff's Theories of Liability1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Dartmouth CollegeEnglish LiteratureAB - Applied Baccalaureate1963
U. of MichiganN/AN/AN/A
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Motion Practice in HawaiiMotion Practice2003
Motor Vehicle Collision SeminarMotor Vehicle Collisions1999