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Emmanuel Valerio Tipon

Criminal defense Attorney at Kailua, HI

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Noel Tipon

  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 16 years
    California - CA 26 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Emmanuel

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Noel Tipon, a former Marine, is the owner of Tipon Law Firm, LLLC. Noel is an experienced Hawaii criminal lawyer who specializes in representing military service members, including court martial defense, and criminal law. Mr. Tipon represents clients in military and civilian courts and is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and all military courts. As a proud veteran of the Armed Forces and former judge advocate for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), he has over 25 years of experience representing Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen in military proceedings and civilian courts. He continues to support the men and women of the Armed Forces by representing servicemembers with military law issues.

Mr. Tipon began his military career in 1998 serving as a commissioned officer and military attorney in the United States Marine Corps. During his career, he worked as a criminal defense attorney at the Law Center at the Marine Corps Base in 29 Palms, CA, with the Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense Division in Washington, D.C., and the Law Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005. While in Iraq, he served at the Headquarters for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and 11th MEU in the Al Anbar province, where he investigated claims against the United States and conducted humanitarian assistance missions. Following his deployment to Iraq, Mr. Tipon was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he provided legal services and counsel to clients in Hawaii and Japan. He left the Marine Corps in December 2007 with the rank of Major. He continues to support the men and women of the Armed Forces in his private practice by representing servicemembers with military and civilian issues.

 

Location

Tipon Law Firm LLLC
PO Box 50
Kailua, HI, 96734

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Posted by JAKE | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Experience with an Outstanding Attorney
I am writing a review for Noel Tipon, who was the attorney I selected to represent me during my court martial. Being in the Army for over 13 years, I knew from the get-go that in order to receive my fair shake, I had to hire a civilian attorney to represent me; not because Trial Defense Service's attorneys are not good, but because they are extremely understaffed, overworked, and are not as supplied as the prosecution office. As stated, it would have been non-sequitur to have only utilized military representation. For background, my process lasted roughly 13 months, and Noel Tipon was with me every step, explaining anything and everything I needed him to, in an easy-to-understand way. When I was looking for an attorney, I definitely did my due diligence as attorney fees are not cheap, especially for the charges I was being accused of. After calling roughly 15 different law firms, Noel Tipon's name had been mentioned a few times, so I gave him a ring. From the beginning, he didn't blow smoke up my you know what, but what he did was tell me directly the left and right limits of what could happen, explaining the good and bad of my case, etc. It was direct, but not in a bad way; I had some attorneys say that they could get me off and get the case dismissed, but I wanted realistic expectations, not someone just wanting a paycheck. Noel Tipon even mentioned to me that I should not retain him until charges and everything have been brought forward, but that was the only time I didn't listen to his instructions, as I decided to retain him due to his qualifications, how he presented himself, and how he didn't seem like the typical "money hungry" attorney everyone fears. During the actual trial, members in the gallery described Noel as Johnnie Cochran; his tenacity in the courtroom throughout the entire trial was nothing less than spectacular and thorough. The prosecutor, in my case, had two additional assisting attorneys, and Noel consistently outshined all three of them in every aspect. While I can not say whether or not he can get you the verdict you want, all I know is what occured in my case, which was a verdict of "not guilty" on all charges. In all, my best choice was to retain Noel. If you decide to retain Noel, I would highly recommend to never lying or hiding anything surrounding your case, and to be completely open and honest with him; that is your best shot at having the most positive outcome for your situation. Based on the charges, I can honestly say he not only saved my career, but literally the rest of my life, so I'll always be thankful for him and can rest assured that I 100% made the right choice on an attorney and that you will as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Tipon saved my life.
Mr. Tipon saved my life. I was getting out of the military due to my father having cancer. I was on my way to pick up my DD214 the day that NCIS pulled me in for an interview. I was being accused of sexual assault. At first I lied to NCIS then I told NCIS the truth due to me being scared like any young Marine would be because of the circumstances in 2020. I got put on legal hold and was not allowed to go home to be with my family. I hired Mr. Tipon immediately after my interview. I was being charged with sexual assault and a false official statement. He hit the ground running and he did not stop to prove my innocence. Two years of litigation we finally got our day in court. He proved all of the accusers lies, that NCIS investigation was not a full investigation and he also explained why I lied at first to NCIS. Mr. Tipon did a tremendous job. After all was said and done the members came back with a full Acquittal!! and after being around for two extra years I found out my father is a fighter and I can continue on with my military career. I can not thank Mr. Tipon enough Mr. Tipon’s fee’s are expensive, yes. But he is worth every penny to prove your innocence. He really did save my life. Because of him I wasn’t going to go the brig for something that I didn’t do. If you want somebody to fight for you like you’re his own family, Mr. Tipon is that man. He is a Miracle worker.
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Posted by Steve | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Noel Tipon is the attorney you want when the stakes are high
Noel Tipon's dedication to helping me overcome my case was evident from the first time we spoke on the phone. Even though I had called several lawyers that day about my case, Mr. Tipon was the most experienced in military law and quite frankly the most confident that he could win. Noel was professional throughout the entire case and he always arrived at court appearances on time and well prepared to dominate the courtroom. Outside of the courtroom, Noel is a very easy-going and forthcoming guy to talk to which can be a very welcoming trait when you are feeling the stress of a Court Martial. Noel successfully had all the charges in my case dropped which was amazing, however, if things hadn't played out well in court he had a litany of alternate courses of action already prepared. Hiring Noel wasn't cheap but it was an investment that I am incredibly happy I made. Looking passed the professional expertise and experience in the practice of law, he seemed to be a good dude who cares about his work and the well-being of his clients. I would highly recommend Noel Tipon to anyone facing serious charges that could adversely impact the rest of their life.
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Posted by Ana | February 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
We won!
Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC was wonderful to work with. Mr. Tipon specifically is passionate about his job and does everything in his power to get a successful outcome in your case. Him and all his staff that worked on preparing my case, the case materials used, and hospitality shown to me at their office is superb. With them you really feel in good hands and you can sense the professionalism and quality you’re dealing with. I was very pleased with Mr. Tipon and all the preparations he and his staff did to prepare for my case. Mr. Tipon made me feel calm in regards to my case but he doesn’t sugar coat anything and tells it how it is. Even though hiring Mr. Tipon was really expensive, I definitely got what I paid for. I was retained in the military and will be allowed to retire as planned. It definitely was worth spending the money for a quality highly professional attorney. I’m so grateful to Mr. Tipon and his staff and I highly recommend them!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Sexual Assault Accusation US ARMY/ Acquitted.
Noel is undoubtedly the best lawyer for the job. His knowledge and preparation for my case was copybook. That’s when I knew that I was in good hands. Even though we were in different states he stuck with me throughout the whole process. Always giving me updates and checking up on me while I was in El Paso, TX. My case took over 1 year to get acquitted and Noel was there every step of the way. He had a plan/answer to every scenario that would come his way. The strategies and methods he used in the court room was exemplary. That’s when I knew I had the right Lawyer for the job. Without the help of Noel I would not be writing this today. I can truly say that he saved the rest of my life. If you are reading this and thinking of hiring a lawyer. Don’t think twice, hire Noel Tipon.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adultery, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft
At first i wasnt sure about paying the price for the investigation proccess, but soon after he typed up a memorandum that was overly complex to my Commander they had no choice but to drop the investigation in full. He included all of the Army Regulations, previous trials, the Articles of UCMJ, and so much more. Him and his team are extremely professional. The investigation only took 1 month once I hired Noel.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2014
Saved my life
I a military service member who was falsely accused of sexual assault by the military. NCIS investigated the case and I thought they were actually looking for the truth and seeking justice, but I quickly found out that wan't true. They twisted my words around and did everything they could to show that I was guilty and never looked into evidence that showed I was not. I hired Mr. Tipon after I was charged and he was hell bent on showing my innocence. He worked tirelessly to uncover evidence that the detectives were too lazy to look for or didn't care about. During trial, he was relentless and dominated the courtroom. In the end, the jury saw through the government's case and I was found not guilty. If it wasn't for Mr. Tipon, I would probably be in jail for years and have lost everything. While there were times it was difficult to reach Mr. Tipon, after the trial I completely understood. While we were in court, his full attention was on my case and it showed. You saved my life!
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Posted by Javier | March 10, 2014
Client review
Undoubtedly highly trained and educated Noel Tipon strategically tore down the prosecution team and made sure the right point was put across to all the members of the jury ensuring an easy decision for them to make in my case. Since the first day i met him to the last day of court his confidence never fell only grew as he was winning his battles and finally won the war in the court room with a jaw dropping closing argument. I thank him every chance i get for giving me my life back and would recommend anyone needing a professional, confident defense attorney with a great charcter to hire Mr. Noel Tipon.
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Posted by Matt | March 5, 2014
Outstanding lawyer!!
I have and will recommend Noel to any and all of my friends in the military. I highly recommend using his services if you have the means. He is also very personable. Outstanding person and lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Court Martial Review
Noel did an outstanding job with the representation of me during my entire case. Keep me informed at all times with my case and his investigation team did an outstanding job as well. Noel managed to provide me sound advice and presented me with the honest truth on options or possible scenarios in my case. He is very attentive and a true professional in the court room. I highly recommend Noel to everybody in need of an outstanding lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Tipon Law Firm
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Tipon Law Firm, LLLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1998 - 2007
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Education

  • National Forensic College
  • 2018
  • Naval Justice School
  • 1999
  • The Basic School
  • 1998
  • Marine Corps Officer Candidate School
  • 1998
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. Army SPC
  • FULL ACQUITTAL

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Court Martial Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • America's Premier Experts
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hawaii Filipino Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Expy
  • National Association of Experts Writers and Speakers
  • 2014
  • Quilly Award
  • National Academy of Best Selling Authors
  • 2014
  • Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • US Marine Corps HqBn MCB Kaneohe Bay
  • 2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • US Marine Corps
  • 2006
  • Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • US Marine Corps I MEF (Fwd)
  • 2005
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • US Marine Corps
  • 2005
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • US Marine Corps
  • 2005
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • US Marine Corps
  • 2005
  • Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • US Marine Corps Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity
  • 2004
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • US Marine Corps
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Celebrity Press
  • SuccessOnomics
  • 2014
  • Forbes
  • Forecasts & Strategies for the New Year & Beyond
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • NACDL Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victim Cases, Las Vegas, NV
  • Defending a Military Client Charged With Sexual Assault
  • 2017
  • KNDI AM 1270, Honolulu, HI
  • Host of The Tipon Report
  • 2014
  • Military Law News Network
  • Sex Assault in the Military
  • 2013
  • KNDI Radio 1270 AM
  • Co-host of On The Law
  • 2011
  • Pacific Rim Regional Defense Counsel Conference, Okinawa, Japan
  • Litigating Complex Trials and Preserving Errors for Appellate Review
  • 2007
  • American Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Experiences of a Marine Judge Advocate Representing Marines and Family Members in the Pacific Theater
  • 2006
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Orientation
  • Avoiding and Dealing with Legal Issues in the Military
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Emmanuel
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I faced Noel several times through out my military career- I would recommend him to anyone facing a court-martial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Almost nobody is more enthusiastic about a court fight than Noel Tipon. He loves it! He makes prosecutors cringe because he has all day to take their case apart. I've seen him in action and it works. I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tipon is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emmanuel is a real gunslinger -- always ready to take a case to trial, always ready to fight hard for his clients. Emmanuel is a very experienced trial lawyer whom you can trust to give you an aggressive defense."
Military law Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Noel Tipon is one the the premier trial lawyers in the country, a true courtroom litigator. Never have I seen a lawyer more feared, and respected, by opposing counsel in court. Noel practices criminal defense, military court-martial defense and family law. In each of those arenas he brings his trial skills to the table and has an absolute passion for winning. Truly one of America's elite trial lawyers, I give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Noel is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. I have known him for 7 years. I have worked with him and against him on several high profile criminal cases. He is an aggressive and highly skilled trial lawyer that fights like a gladiator for his clients."
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