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After consulting with several attorneys at the onset of my divorce I chose Mr. Doi and it was one of the best decisions I made during an extraordinarily stressful, trying and difficult stage of my life - A High Conflict Divorce.
Mr Doi proved to be very well versed in all legal matters dealing with my divorce. He was honest and straightforward and at the same time remained compassionate and concerned. He cared when no one else seemed to.
He didn't "sugar coat" things, but made it clear as to the clarity of the law, what was fair and appropriate, and conducted himself with highest respect and knowledge in the courtroom. I can retain the honor of knowing we conducted ourselves with dignity during the entire divorce. It was a privilege to be Mr. Doi's client and in such I can, without hesitation, give him my highest recommendation. Mr. Doi is an asset to his field and to the state of Hawaii.
I was referred to Gavin from another attorney. Big mistake. Getting divorced is a life changing experience. It's a tough battle if you have the wrong attorney. During my divorce the only thing I wanted to fight for was my children. I've learned from this experience having the right attorney is a key factor. My ex wife's is a classic example she was ready for everything my attorney had for her. The end result was he never answers his calls, doesn't call back and is unwilling to fight. I gave up all the money my ex wanted for money wasn't worth fighting for but loosing my children without a fight is hard to accept. It's a frustrating process what makes it worst is when your attorney doesn't answer and return calls.
Gavin is at the top of his game....he knows the family court system inside and out and has the respect of the judges and other counsel. Accordingly, he is able to develop well thought out strategies that benefit his clients. Gavin also takes the time to give back to the community and does lots of community service.
I hired Mr. Doi to represent me in a child custody/relocation case to gain custody of my children. Throughout my entire experience with Mr. Doi and his staff they always do an amazing job with keeping me informed and up to date with my case as well as current positions or options that we should address. What I truly enjoy is that he has morals unlike many attorneys out there and he respects my decisions and positions for me and my children. From day one, when I actually was represented by someone else who failed to be competent, he took the time to listen and talk to me and really take the time to explain to me what he could do and was very realistic.
Any legal situation is stressful enough as is and between emotions and being anxious he has “talked me down” many times to stay focused on what was important. He is my lawyer and my therapist in some ways as with anyone that is faced with the stresses of family court, he kept me balanced and on point.
I would recommend him hands down and know that you will not be disappointed. Be honest and be truthful and he will do his best to represent you.
When I was thrust into this legal chaos I was not prepared for it and completely blindsided. About 10 years ago, I had reluctantly signed a divorce decree that was totally unreasonable but signed anyway. I had no idea what rights I had and most importantly, what rights I had as a father. Even with having backed myself into a corner, Gavin was nothing short of amazing! Without Gavin, I don't believe I would have been able to forge an equitable resolution.
I couldn't have had better representation. He knows the law, strategy and how to handle the personalities involved. You could always sense he was the nicest guy in the world, but that he would demolish opposing counsel if it were in your best interest.
Gavin's skill, knowledge and conviction put me at ease throughout a very complex and strenuous procedure. I have the utmost respect for Gavin and highly recommend him as a family law attorney.