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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%



Hourly ($300-475/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Dan Hempey is an exceptional lawyer who I am privileged to work with.


    Michelle Premeaux General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Marc E. Guyot

    I have known Dan Hempey for many years. While we have mostly been on opposing sides, I can certainly respect and appreciate his abilities and skills. My dealings with him have been numerous over the years. I have always found him to be creative and diligent in his endeavors and in his representation of clients. I have personally recommended him on multiple occasions to those seeking services that I was not able to provide. He has always received complements from those I referred. I would not hesitate to recommend him again. If you are in need of criminal defense, general litigation, or have legal issues with a governmental entity, do not hesitate to contact him or his firm. He has a great team of lawyers to assist you with your legal needs on the Garden Island.


    Marc Guyot Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

De Costa Hempey Meyers, LLP

4028 Rice Street St.
Lihue, HI, 96766-1203


NYCurrently registered 201403/07/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerHawaii Super Lawyer2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Per DiemHawaii State Judiciary2014 - Present
PartnerDe Costa Hempey Meyers2014 - Present
Managing PartnerHempey & Meyers LLP2001 - Present
Judge Per DiemState of California1997 - 2000
Assistant Public DefenderMaryland Public Defender's Office1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State JudiciaryJudge Per Diem2014 - Present
Kauai Humane SocietyBoard Member2011 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Malama KauaiBoard member2007 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hyman v. Ttile Guarantee Et. Al.verdict 1.5 million
Hanalei Garden Farms v. PaceReversal of trial Court.
State v. LagmayNot Guilty jury verdcit
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New HampshireLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Conference – Current Issues for Lawyers – An Australian/US PerspectiveRights of Indigenous People in Hawaii2014
Maoli Thursday - Richardson School of LawState v. Pratt: A New Restriction on Native Hawaiian Rights?2011