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John Robert Egan

John Robert Egan

Practice areas:

Immigration, Asylum

About Me

John Robert Egan is an experienced Immigration Attorney, and has served as the Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hawai’i Chapter in 2008-2009. His immigration law practice experience includes 2½ years as supervising attorney of the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). His university teaching experience includes five years developing curricula and teaching about Humanitarian Law and Assistance in the Program on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at UHM. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Hawai’i Pacific University.


Languages Spoken: Japanese, Korean

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Immigration: 95%
    14 years
  2. Asylum: 5%
    14 years



Free Consultation (50 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • J Bruce Weinman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    J Weinman Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Geller

    I endorse John. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication.


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Contact Info

John Robert Egan, Attorney at Law

1833 Kalakaua Avenue
Suite 408
Honolulu, HI, 96815-1515




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Pro Bono BenefactorAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2013
Samuel Soifer Social Justice AwardWilliam S. Richarson School of Law2008
Kahiau Equal Access to Justice AwardVolunteer Legal Services Hawaii2008
Mayor's Award of Achievement for Pro Bono Legal AssistanceMayor of Honolulu2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyMigrationCounsel.com2009 - Present
Supervising Attorney, Immigration Law ClinicUniversity of Hawaii2005 - 2008
AttorneyStanton Clay2000 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Hawaii Chapter)Chapter Chairperson2008 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
K-1 Visa in Exlcusion ProceedingsCase terminated, client admitted on her K-1 visa

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Publication NameTitleDate
White PaperHow Adjustment of Status Works2013
Pacific Business NewsImmigration Reform for Hawaii's Business2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Hawaii, ManoaGeographyM.A.2000
University of California - DavisInternational Agricultural DevelopmentBS - Bachelor of Science1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
FBA Annual Immigration Law Seminar, HonoluluAsylum and Refugees2005
FBA Annual Immigration Law Seminar, HonoluluAsylum and Refugees2004
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual ConventionImmigration Law2003