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Languages spoken: English, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    1 year, 400 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    1 year, 1 thousand cases
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    1 year, 50 cases
  4. Car Accident: 20%
    1 year, 100 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas L. Halsted

    I endorse this lawyer.I have known Sam about 40 years. He is an excellent attorney with a good reputation among his peers and the judges. Sam is diligent and hardworking; he invariably obtains good results for his clients through his efforts. While tenacious, he has a pleasant demeanor in his dealings with others which facilitates settlement and resolution.


    Douglas Halsted Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

King & King, Attorneys-at-Law

735 Bishop St
Suite 304
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4817


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
MemberSuper Lawyers2015
10 Best Attorneys for HawaiiAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in HawaiiAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for HawaiiAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKing & King, Attorneys-At-Law1985 - Present
AttorneySamuel P. King, Jr., Attorney-At-Law1979 - 1985
Deputy Corporation CounselCity & County of Honolulu Corporation Counsel's Office1974 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii Family Law SectionMember1985 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationSecretary1984 - 1984
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1984 - Present
Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1983 - 1984
Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNewsletter Editor1981 - 1996
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. LeeNot guilty
State v. CheeNot guilty by reason of insanity
State v. BorgesNot guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
12 monthly Newsletters for Hawaii Ass. of Crim. Defense Lawyers (HACDL)Editor1995
Seminar Materials - Criminal and Immigration Law in HawaiiSeminar Presenter1995
12 monthly Newsletters for HACLEditor1994
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor`1993
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1992
12 montly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1991
12 montly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1990
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1989
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1988
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1987
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1986
12 montly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1985
12 montly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1984
12 montly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1983
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1982
12 monthly Newsletters for HACDLEditor1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Luncheon presentationDUI Law in Hawaii1998
SeminarCriminal and Immigration Law in Hawaii1995
12 Hawaii Ass. of Crim. Defense Lawyers (HACDL) Monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1995
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1994
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1993
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1992
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1991
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1990
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1989
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1988
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1987
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1986
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1985
12 HACL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1984
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1983
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1982
12 HACDL monthly meetingsCriminal law summary1981