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Jeffrey Erich Foster

Personal injury Attorney at Kailua Kona, HI

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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 11 years
    Washington - WA 22 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    95%
    Representing people against insurance companies, corporations and other financially responsible parties in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of auto, bicycle, pedestrian and other accidents as well as slip-and-fall and recreational accidents.

    22 years

  2. Real estate
    5%
    Representing clients in the sale, purchase, leasing, financing and litigation involving income-producing commercial properties.

    22 years

PROUDLY REPRESENTING HAWAII RESIDENTS AND VISITORS IN CASES INVOLVING INSURANCE COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND OTHERS SEEKING TO MINIMIZE A VICTIM’S RECOVERY IN CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY AND FINANCIAL MALFEASANCE.

Mahalo for visiting the AVVO profile page for Hawaii attorney, Jeffrey Foster. Jeff proudly represents clients in a wide variety of insurance disputes and personal injury matters, including: auto accidents, wrongful death, slip/trip and fall, recreational accidents, class action and products liability cases. In addition to his personal injury practice, Jeff represents select clients in real estate transactions and litigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2016,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2020 2016 2012 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Photos and videos

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Location

Foster Law Offices LLC
74-5617 Pawai Place
Suite 206
Kailua Kona, HI, 96740

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bret | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Jeff Foster
I was the victim of an auto accident in December of 2014 that left me with debilitating whiplash injuries and loss of function. I contacted Jeff Foster on a recommendation from my son and after consulting with him I felt very comfortable in hiring him to handle my case. I found him to be kind, compassionate, and an excellent communicator throughout and I feel he did an exceptional job for me. He kept me informed at each step, explained everything very clearly throughout the process, returned my calls immediately whenever I had a question, and made sure that I always felt comfortable with the direction the case was heading. I felt that I was a part of a very supportive team and am pleased with the conclusion of my case. I would highly recommend Jeff Foster as a kind and truly caring professional.
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Posted by Barbara | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Jeff was proactive in his representation from day one. He came to my nursing home after my bodily injury accident and made me feel at ease and told me not to worry that he would handle the case. I hired Jeff on the spot. Jeff is an excellent attorney, soft spoken but also firm on what his client needs. If you are looking for an attorney who has compassion, integrity, and knowledge in personal injury law, Jeff is the attorney for you! My husband and I are so blessed to have had Jeff as an advocate for this case and we cannot thank him enough for a settlement that was quick and fair.
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Posted by Bob | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and lasting friend
Aloha everyone. My situation was a delicate one. When I first met Jeff, I was just out of my initial stay at a rehabilitation hospital and about three weeks after awakening from coma. Even with a significant brain injury, I was able to determine that my circumstance required an attorney. Like most people, I had no idea where to turn. I found myself thumbing through a telephone directory and found a listing for local attorneys that somehow, I felt I knew. I vaguely remembered seeing their sign along the roadside each day as I passed. So, I called them. After several days and multiple attempts, the only person I spoke with was a receptionist. None of the attorneys at this firm even took the time to speak with me directly. Finally, the receptionist informed me that she had been told by the attorneys that they felt that they had no reason to speak with me. That there would be nothing to be gained by taking any legal action. I was, and still am, dumbfounded. The following day, the random idea came to my mind to call the Hawai’i state bar association, seeking a referral. I had spoken with a couple of attorneys on O’ahu (that at least bothered to speak with me) and was considering hiring one of them who was already talking about flying to the Big Island to meet with me. Then the referral from the bar association came and Jeff responded immediately to my call. After speaking over the phone, we set up a time to meet the following day. That was nearly four years ago. Choosing Jeff Foster has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Most legal matters ended about a year ago. There were several, as there were several parties involved that could be, and were, held accountable in one way or another. All ended with negotiated settlements and did not evolve into a trial. Of course, I cannot divulge the size of these settlements, however, I think I can comfortably state that they were substantial. None of this would have happened were I to have accepted what I had been told by lawyers who communicated through a receptionist. Personal injury law is a well-structured game of sorts. Jeff Foster plays it very well. He may not be a canoe surfer, as some attorneys tell us on their websites, but he is an accomplished attorney. Don’t hesitate. Get Jeff involved. You won’t ever second guess your decision.
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Posted by Joe | May 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long Distance Legal Representation.
I came across Jeff Foster by way of referral from a law firm in Phoenix, AZ in mid-2020. I was injured in Hawaii and had surgery and rehab in my hometown of Goodyear, AZ. The long-range complaint, representation, and settlement were great and nearly flawless. Thank you very much Jeff.
Posted by Helena | December 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive, Competent, Compassionate
Jeff Foster and his team assisted me in successfully collecting a sizable settlement from my insurance company. We worked great as a team and Jeff Foster delivered on each and every promise. I especially appreciated how attentive Jeff was, always answering my calls and how much concern and care he treated me with. I am so happy to have Jeff as my attorney and would recommend him to anybody in need of one.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I would hire Jeff again. Highly recommended!
After I was injured in a jet skiing collision, Jeff helped me navigate an insurance settlement along with everything else that comes with a personal injury case. Given what he had to work with, Jeff helped me get a more than fair settlement from the other involved person's insurance provider. Then he continued to negotiate with my insurance provider to minimize the amount I owed for my medical bills. I wish I had hired Jeff sooner! It would have protected me early on in the situation and saved me tons of stress. Jeff and his office were a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking for the best possible outcome from their personal injury.
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Posted by Sy | June 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very good advisor, friend and a lawyer
I signed up with Jeff after I was rear ended while at a stop. I needed several surgeries and still suffer. Jeff and Ryan worked hard to make sure I’m compensated for all my loss and pain. They also worked with medical companies to reduce my bills by 50%!
Posted by Dusty | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bright side to a dark situation!
I hands down recommend working with Jeffrey! He is very easy to talk to, very well educated in his field & straight the point. His patience with me while healing my injuries & his attention to detail throughout the entire process made a mountain feel like an ant hill! He is a very honest & compassionate attorney who makes you feel heard & important, which I found extremely important when feeling like I had no voice after my unfortunate accident. If there was ever a reason I needed to I would work with Foster Law Offices again! Thank you for helping me through a tough situation!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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Excellent LAWYER
Atty FOSTER is a great lawyer , very efficient, and expert in personal injury case. He is a lawyer with kind heart and full of compassion to help his client all throughout until the case is successfully done. He proved his expertise when he handled my personal injury case. He successfully handled my case. His prompt response for every inquiries I asked and his patience to explain it. He treated me not only as a client but like a friend too. In behalf of my family and from the bottom of my heart, my sincerest thanks to Atty foster for his great work to my case. I proven myself my good experience working with Atty Foster and I highly recommend him to everyone who needs a representation to their own personal injury case. May God always be with you Atty.. Thank you very much.
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Posted by N. | November 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I HIGHLY recommend Jeff Foster as a personal injury attorney. Not only is he knowledgeable in this type of law, but he went above & beyond my expectations retaining experts who would help win my case. He has a hard working staff. I found Jeff and his staff as truly caring as they fought for me until we reached a favorable outcome. I could not be more pleased with my choice on retaining Jeff's services and would do so again in a heart beat should the need arise.
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Posted by Michael | September 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
These guys know what they are doing.
Jeffrey was an awesome lawyer. He went the extra mile to meet me outside his office and was always in contact with me the entire step of the way. I remember thinking that I could handle it myself... then things got squirrelly. I am not going to disclose what I got in my settlement, but Jeffrey and his coworker Ryan squeezed every last sent out of the insurance company. I got my pound of flesh and am happy. Thank you guys.
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Posted by Nicole | August 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely the best!
Jeff Foster represented our family in a very tragic accident where we all lost the most amazing man we'll ever know. He was extremely compassionate and showed so much care in the way that he handled all of us being in such a fragile state. I would highly recommend Jeff to represent you and would strongly say look no further. Our family will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Craig | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professionalism
Jeff represented me in my automobile injury claim. After getting the run around from the insurance company, I decide to get a consultation with Foster Law. Jeff took care of everything and made sure all my injuries medical bills were taken care of. Let the professional deal with the insurance companies. If you get in an accident see Jeff, don't make the mistake of trying to deal with the insurance company on your own
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Posted by Erica | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Jeff Foster now!!
About one week after my family moved to the big island, we were involved in car accident. While my husband and 11 month old walked were lucky enough to walk away with minor injuries, I unfortunately had to get mediflighted to honolulu. Still stressing about the move, then this happens?! I had never been away from my son and I had no choice. All this is happening and my anxiety is out the roof. The last thing I wanted to do was deal with an attorney and insurance claims. But seeing as the accident wasn't out fault we decided to hire one. We were reffered to Jeff through a family friend. I immediately had my guard up at first.( All these horror stories I hear about lawyers) but I was pleasantly surprised when I spoke with Jeff. He got in touch with us with one day of the accident. Before he starting talking about any type of business, he genuinely wanted to know how my family was. After making sure we were comfortable, that's when he started to discuss our options. To me, that wasn't about professionalism,but that was just him being a good person. From that point on everything went smooth. He would always get in touch with us via email or phone to let us know any updates on our case, always encouraged me to ask questions if I didn't understand, and answered them thoroughly. By the time everything was over, it took some time, but he wanted to make sure my family got what we deserved; and thats exactly what happened. I wish this accident never happened, but Jeff helped us see the light at the end of the tunnel. He's great at what he does and is honest and thourough. All things I would look for in an attorney. Hopefully I won't have to need one again, but if I do he will be the one I see. I encourage you to do the same.
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Posted by Carlos | November 3, 2016
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Very Knowledgeable and Fair
Mr. Foster was my attorney in a very tough Foreclosure case and he was able to get me into Mediation and ultimately because of this we were able to save our home. My family and I are very grateful for his hard work and due diligence. I highly recommend Jeff Foster.
Posted by Emily | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and reliable, plus a pleasure to work with
Jeff was a great representative. He was responsive, reasonable, personable, and got me a great result in my personal injury claim. Despite living in a different time zone, he was easy to work with and available when I needed him. I would be happy to recommend him.
Posted by Amanda | August 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Legal Representation
Foster Law did an excellent job representing me in my auto injury claim. It was a low impact accident which resulted in an injury requiring surgery. Jeff Foster and his team stood up to bat and fought hard for me. They were caring and understanding, always promptly returned e-mails and phone calls, and taking the time to thoroughly explain my options to me. I couldn't be happier with the result as they were able to get the maximum amount due to me through my and the at fault party's insurance policies.
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Posted by Thomas J. | June 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jeff Foster is outstanding on all levels. 100% success rate on all levels.
Jeff Foster puts the quality standards and efforts an attorney can actually reach and make to secure the rights of a client on a whole new level. Mr. Foster represented me in case that could have well damaged my personal reputation for life and would have had severe impact on my future on all levels. Jeff Foster achieved that the case was dismissed and did not have to accept one set-back along the way. He was also very supportive to guide me through the difficult times until the case was closed. Every attempt he made in court to secure my rights for me was sucessful, there was not one step we actually had to accept a set-back in our attempt to get the case dismissed, but also to protect my personal rights all along the way of the process. I could not think of a better choice if you want not just a lawyer, but a great person whose knowledge, skills and efforts go way beyond what you could wish to have in possibly some of the most difficult times some could face when dealing with a legal case. I strongly recommend Jeff Foster as a highly professional and skilled attorney, but also as an outstanding human being with great empathy and exceptional social competence. Thank you!
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Posted by Chris | May 18, 2016
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Overall Great Experience - Highly Recommended
Jeffrey Foster is a consummate law professional. He took my motor vehicle accident case even though it had several complications and stayed with it until reaching a satisfactory monetary settlement. He wasn't afraid of the fact that it might have to go to trial. That one fact alone scared off many attorneys. I live in rural lower Puna and after searching, I didn't feel I had any good options for perusing this personal injury recovery. I found Jeff and he is a great communicator and I always knew what was going on throughout the process with email updates, and I only ended up having to travel to his office in South Kona once for a deposition. That ended up being convenient for me because I literally already had hundreds of other doctors appointments and trips to the pharmacy to make. He is the 'Real Deal' and sincerely advocated for my best interests; he did not jump for the first, or the second, or third number thrown out by the insurance company. He successfully negotiated for me a total recovery in the low 6 figures which was over 10 times the initial offering of the at-fault insurance company. Him and his assistant Ryan also were also able to work with the medical lien holder and get the amount owed to them reduced significantly. I would give Jeff Foster and his Law Office a 5 out of 5 rating and would full-heartedly recommend him to anyone wanting to be treated respectfully and needing reliable and effective help with a personal injury recovery. [info withheld]
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Posted by Eva | October 9, 2015
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excelent
Jeff Foster did a very good job representing me. He is polite, friendly, responsive and honest. I could not wish for a better person to represent me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Foster, PLLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Principal Broker
  • Navigation Real Estate, LLC - Hawaii
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Founding Partner
  • Foster Law Offices LLLC - Hawaii
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2001
  • Central Washington University
  • Communications
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: FG, AG, PG
  • Unanimous decision by Hawaii State Supreme Court
  • Warner v. Geico, et al.
  • Policy limits settlement with at-fault driver and policy limits settlement of two separate UIM policies.
  • In Re: Kang Investment LLC
  • Successful negotiation and sale of 92-Unit Apartment Building
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Associations

  • Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Island
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • District 50 Hawaii Lions Club
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • West Hawaii Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hawaii Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honoree
  • Hawaii Access to Justice Commission
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Trustee Law Scholarship Recipient
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1998
  • Men's Basketball - Honorable Mention All-American
  • NCAA
  • 1996
  • Men's basketball - First Team All Conference
  • NCAA
  • 1996
  • Academic All District
  • NCAA
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Yakima Herald Republic
  • Racism and the CWU Coaching Search
  • 1997
  • The Observer
  • Local Prosecutor Shines Bright
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • TLU Live Vegas
  • TLU Live Vegas
  • 2022
  • Evidence at Trial
  • Evidence at Trial - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Kohn Law Group Speaker Series
  • Debt collection and bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • RE-Max Foreclosure Roundtable
  • Foreclosure, Short Sale, Bankruptcy
  • 2008
  • The Consequences of Auto Repossessions
  • The effect of repossessions
  • 2007
  • CNN Special - War on the Middle Class
  • Medical Debt and Bankruptcy
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (16)
Endorse Jeffrey
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff for over 4 years know. He is a hardworking and dedicated attorney who does a great job for his clients. I recommend his work!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff knows how to get the job done. The clients that I have refered to him are extremely grateful. I recommend Jeff to anyone who wants a hard working and honest lawyer on their side."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff was referred to me by another attorney several years ago. I have had an opportunity to refer several clients to Jeffrey for issues involving personal injury. I have received very positive feedback from those I later talked with about the resolution of their claims achieved by Jeffrey. He has handled well the matters I have referred to him and I will continue to refer my clients to him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Foster is a skilled and compassionate attorney. He truly listens to the needs of his clients and fights hard to achieve their goals. I highly recommend Mr. Foster!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff represented an individual in a Bankruptcy. I had the opportunity to observe the professional manner that he handled a delicate matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently referred a client to Jeff and am so happy I did. My client was dealing with a financial crisis and Jeff and his staff were able to help her immediately. She was treated with compassion and respect and is now on the way to a better and brighter future. I will continue to refer clients to Jeff without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the privilege of seeking guidance from Mr. Foster on many complex legal issues, including bankruptcy, debt, contract, intellectual property, and personal injury matters. His guidance is always thorough, accurate, and practical. He has a keen understanding of complicated legal issues while maintaining business-wise strategies. I have recommended several clients to Mr. Foster and I have received glowing feedback and praise from all referred clients. Mr. Foster is a seasoned, committed, and friendly legal practitioner. I recommend Mr. Foster to anyone seeking an attorney that will spend the time to understand your legal issues, explain to you your legal options, and move forward in a manner that quickly and efficiently accomplishes your legal needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Jeffrey's work and consistently refer clients to him with extreme confidence. He is a cafeful and exacting attorney and a fine gentleman. His reputation in the legal community is excellent."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow bankruptcy attorney, I frequently call Jeff to discuss various legal issues that I come across in my practice. He is very helpful and always has answers to my questions. I would recommend Jeff to anyone without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an ethical and dilligent avocate who fights hard for his clients. I strongly endorse Jeff's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Foster since his days as a Law student at Seattle University. Shorlty after law school, Mr. Foster opened his own law firm, helping people manage and decrease their debt. He is a very talented and skilled advocate. His compassion for his clients, coupled with his ability, makes him one of the most diligent lawyers in the community. I often refer clients, close friends, and family members to Mr. Foster with confidence. Additionally, I will often call on Mr. Foster's wealth of experience for advice when I find myself in complex legal situations involving all types of civil claims and litigation."
General practice Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Foster is an exemplary practitioner in Washington State. I had the honor of briefly working with him when I finished law school 5 years ago and his guidance and expertise on legal matters played a significant role in helping me mature in my professional career. I have found Mr. Foster to be an exceptionally strong advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. In my practice, I have always sought Mr. Foster's advice in the event a client was faced with filing bankruptcy or was involved in a bankruptcy. Mr. Foster's advice was consistently sound and reliable. Moreover, I have had the opportunity of co-counselling on personal injury cases with Mr. Foster. His involvement was invaluable and all the cases yielded excellent results. I hope to continue my working relationship with him in the future."
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Kailua Kona Personal injury Lawyer Jeffrey Erich Foster
Jeffrey Erich Foster
Personal injury Attorney
Kailua Kona, HI
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation