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William H. Lawson

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Interests:  Stand up paddleboarding, golf, volleyball, soccer, surfing 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    37 years, 800 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
  3. General Practice: 10%



Contingent (33-45%)

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  • Brian M Torba

    William is a very knowledgeable attorney with a clear desire to help those in need of the best possible legal representation. If you are injured and have a claim in his area, you would be well served by seeking his consult.


    Brian Torba Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1188 Bishop St.
Suite 2902
Honolulu,, HI, 96813


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
5.0 of 5.0 Peer Review RatedLawyers.com2014
5.0 of 5.0 Client Review RatedLawyers.com2014
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2012
NTLA Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
ATLA Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2010
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America2010
membershipSigma Pi Sigma1974
membershipPhi Beta Kappa1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilliam H. Lawson, Attorney at Law1979 - Present
AttorneyCades Schutte Fleming & Wright1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii Association for Justice, fka Consumer Lawyers HawaiiBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Christian Legal Society of HawaiiMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
Hawaii Association for Justice fka Consumer Lawyers of Hawai'i fka Hawai'i Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kukui Nuts of Hawaii v. R. Baird & Co., 6 Haw. App. 431, 726 P. 2d 268, (Hawai'i ICA, 1986)Award of sanctions reversed
Kukui Nuts of Hawaii v. R. Baird & Co., 7 Haw. App. 598, 789 P. 2d 501 (Hawai'i ICA, 1990)Trial judge's orders reversed
Unpublished cases are kept confidentialJury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Safety Next? blogSafety Research & Strategies2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolN/AN/A1977
Trinity CollegeN/AN/A1974
St. Albans SchoolN/AN/A1970
Iolani SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii - Co-chair with Janice KimAdmitting Medical Records and Bills at Trial2012