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Carol Akemi Tribbey

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Kailua, HI

4.6   9 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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About Carol

Learn Carol’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Adoption

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Filing of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases

  3. Child custody
    UCCJEA, Paternity

  4. Divorce and separation

  5. Family

I have represented clients throughout the State of Hawaii and I am so proud to be a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association.  I am experienced in all areas of family law and I also file Chapter 7 Bankruptcies.  My other professional memberships include the Family Law Section on Oahu, the Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the American Bar Association.   I am also a regular volunteer at the Kapolei Access to Justice Room and Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii, and I serve as a Volunteer Settlement Master for the Family Court at Kapolei and as an arbitrator for the Court Appointed Arbitration Program with the First Circuit Court in Honolulu.  I have been a lifelong resident of Kailua, Hawaii and enjoy traveling to the neighbor islands, New York City and Japan.  My other passtimes include hiking and spending time with my family.  I truly value all of my clients and assisting them with their legal matters.

Licensed for 17 years
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/23/2023

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

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4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Stacy | August 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
I would like to thank Carol for handling my divorce proceeding. She is very professional and knowledgeable and is easy to talk to. She always answered my phone calls or returned them quickly whenever I had a question. I would highly recommend Carol, as I interviewed two other attorneys before deciding to go with Carol. She is very attentive and takes the time to listen to what you have to say. I appreciate all that she did for me.
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Posted by Caelan | December 12, 2018
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Adoption Expertise
Carol was recommended to assist us with an adoption. We were anxious and nervous but she had a calm demeanor and helped us through the process quickly and smoothly. Her knowledge in Hawaii adoption laws gave us the confidence to move forward in our case and ultimately made our ohana complete.
Posted by Buddy | May 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
We were just recently blessed with winning our case. It was definitely a journey but we could not thank Carol enough for not only defending our case but for being very supportive, and personable, and for having the professional knowledge that she has shared with us. Carol has never felt made us feel like we were just one of her clients, instead she made us feel like we were her only clients. She spent a lot of time on our case whether it was in court, on the phone, in person, or even submitting all the required documentation needed to support our case. Carol has definitely been an angel to us during our case and we are beyond blessed to have had her as our lawyer. We would recommend Carol Tribbey to anyone and everyone that needs a custody lawyer. Thank you so much Carol for all that you have done to get our life back together and help make our family complete.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2017
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Family Law
A friend referred me to Carol Tribbey when I was searching for a family lawyer to get a divorce. I hired her as my attorney and she was very easy to work with. She is personable, professional and reliable. She patiently, and thoroughly, answered my questions and addressed my concerns when I consulted with her in person and over the phone. My emails were responded to in a timely manner and though I only needed to call her a few times, she was available each time I called her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2017
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Carol is the best Attorney I have had the opportunity of working with. She is exceptionally brilliant in her depth of Knowledge of the Law and has amazing attention to detail. She has a strong passion for her work , her clients and her honest, positive approach is most comforting. I would definitely reccommend Carol to anyone who needs legal services and I know she always finds a way to transform a horrible situation into the best outcome possible. My life has gone from chaos to once again living the dream thanks to Carol.
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Posted by Anita | November 19, 2017
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Family Lawyer
Carol was the best lawyer I ever had. She was always there and so helpful and professional. Being military my schedule can be difficult but she was very accommidating and flexible. Carole was always on time at all my hearings and meetings .She actually changed my mind about Lawyers she was compassion, fair and did not take advantage let me many lawyers do financially. You can't go wrong with her she is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2017
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Excellent professional lawyer
Carol Tribbey is a fantastic lawyer. She is very intelligent about the law business. She assisted me with divorce. She made the situation very reasonable for me. I appreciate her law knowledge and I am very fortunate to have had her help me. I would recommend her to anyone that I know.
Posted by pam | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Court
We contacted Carol for our case and she met with us and from that day forward we hired her. She immediately drew up the legal documents and we received copies of the same documents that were filed in court. When called upon,Carol returned our calls and or emails. During our court proceedings she drafted all of the necessary documents that were required by the courts in advance to complete our case so that there was no lengthily waiting period and our case was expedited in a timely manner. Carol handled our case in a very professional manner and we thank her for her professionalism and I would recommend her to others.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
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I hired Carol Tribbey for my divorce initially and then asked if she could represent me for my TRO case. This woman never answers her phone, calls you back, or even SHOWS UP FOR COURT! I presume that she's the worst attorney to date. I would ask her for documents and she would forget to write them or file them. She doesn't call to prep for cases. She never showed up for my TRO hearing. She acted like I was burdening her. She needs to be disbarred because of how terrible she is.
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Response from Carol Tribbey November 16, 2017
I normally do not represent my divorce clients in their TRO cases, especially without adequate notice and time to prepare. I just saw this review from "anonymous" yesterday after AVVO brought it to my attention, and after reviewing my files, I think I know which case this is, and this person definitely did not retain me for a TRO case, and was extremely difficult to communicate with. My office policy is to return phone calls within 24 hours and to file documents the day they are signed by my clients. My clients are never a burden to me, and if this former client wishes to discuss this further, my contact information has not changed.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 27500-27500 per hour
  • Retainer Always


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Kailua Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Carol Akemi Tribbey
Carol Akemi Tribbey
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Kailua, HI
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation