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Elizabeth Sarah Cuccia

Criminal defense Attorney at Wailuku, HI

5.0   2 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    OUI/DUI; Felonies; Misdemeanors and Petty misdemeanors; Probation Violations

  2. Family
    25%
    Child custody; TROs; Adoption

Elizabeth S. Cuccia is one of the managing partners at Wong Leong Cuccia, LLLC. Born and raised in New York, she earned her B.A from Long Island University- CW Post Campus in 2006. She graduated cum laude and with honors for her thesis focusing on the Early Roman Empire. After taking some time off to travel and work she graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 2011.

In addition to being licensed in Hawai’i, Ms. Cuccia is also licensed to practice law in New York. She is currently the Secretary of the Maui County Bar Association. This is her second term serving as Secretary for the MCBA.

When she first moved to Maui she worked for one of the Island’s largest law firms where she got a solid foundation in Civil Litigation. She then became a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney on Maui where she gained invaluable experience prosecuting OUIs/DUIs, assaults, and drug cases. After leaving the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office she starting using the skills acquired at the office defending people accused of crimes.

Ms. Cuccia works hand in hand with her clients helping them navigate the criminal justice system which can be intimidating and complex. She makes sure her clients understand every step of the process and is readily available to answer their questions.

Practice ares: Criminal Defense (OUIs/DUIs, ADLRO, Domestic Violence Charges, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Petty Misdemeanors, TROs, Family Court, District Court, Civil Restricted License Requests, Lifetime Revocation Petitions

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Licensed for 10 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 07/19/2022
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/22/2022

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Wong Leong Cuccia
24 North Church Street
Suite 201
Wailuku, HI, 96793

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Posted by L.B.L | November 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
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Being it was my first time needing to hire a lawyer I did my dudiligence and researched in-depth, spoke with multiple attorneys before deciding on Elizabeth Cuccia as my representation, and I could not have made a better choice. I could tell right away she had integrity, was straightforward and honest (which I appreciated, she wasnt going to sit there and waste my time or money to just appease me), and had a strong drive and passion from the moment we spoke in regards to my case. During the entire process she was informative, attentive, and responsive. In the courtroom she showed up focused, professional, assertive and fast on her feet. I can honestly say I wouldnt have made it through the way I did without her there advocating zealously for me! The entire process took many months- and each step of the way Elizabeth did not falter from the true representation of herself - I found her to be trustworthy, always swaying on the side of the law while being compassionate towards my situation. She really does go over and beyond for her clients. If I am ever needing attorney representation again, I will not hesitate to retain Ms. Cuccia.
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Posted by So Grateful | October 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly knowledgeable and effective
I was pulled over for what I thought were minor traffic violations, and didn't seek to get anything dismissed until a few days before the court date. However, upon calling the court office, I was informed that I had a criminal violation and a court appearance was mandatory. I looked at the top of my ticket and sure enough it said it was a citation for traffic crimes arrest! The receptionist then gave me the contact information for the public defender's office and told me I should seek legal representation if at all possible (considering how late my attempts would be). As soon as I got off the phone with the court office, I started madly calling attorneys in the area. When I spoke with Ms. Cuccia, in less than a minute she already completely understood my situation, knew EXACTLY the specific emergency proclamation I was referring to, and told me everything I knew to take care of it myself, for free. However, because I am dealing with so much at the moment, and utterly overwhelmed mentally, she agreed to take care of everything for me, at a much, much lower price than other attorneys were asking. She wanted to HELP me. I got the feeling that that was her primary motivation here, not money. She was so kind and patient and empathetic to my situation, my whole situation, not just the traffic citation, which is something I haven't gotten from anyone in a very long time and something she did not need to take the time to listen to. From my own personal experience with her, it really does seem that she is in this to help others who are down on their luck and could really, really use a helping hand for once. I hope she reads this and can at least somewhat understand how much she's helped me, not so much for taking care of the violations, which is important of course, but for her empathy and more importantly, her willingness to actually do something to help me with no strings attached (something I haven't experienced since my mom died), and even more, her exceptional expertise and knowledge to actually accomplish that, and then in the most effective manner possible at that! Now, I had written so much about my very serious situation (nothing to do with the traffic violations) and the pretty bad mental state I've been in for many years due to it, and how just speaking to someone who could actually help me with anything, even just a traffic violation, has already shown how much it's helped me in the most serious (medical--I'm dealing with cancer, among many many other things) aspects of my life in just the past couple days, but it was getting way too long and off-topic for a review people are trying to read to see if an attorney would be a good fit for them. So I've erased all that, and would just like to say to anyone considering working with Ms. Cuccia, please treat her well. She is an angel and I don't want her to ever ever lose her strength to continue helping others so effectively. She is a precious resource, and I hope everyone will respect that!
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Wong Leong Cuccia
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cain & Herren
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Cain & Herren
  • 2012 - 2014
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State v. Tarver
  • Acquitted
  • State v. Borgo
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Maui County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Maui County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certificate of Service
  • The Judiciary, State of Hawaii, Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer in both her criminal and child custody practices. Elizabeth is approachable and provides aggressive advocacy in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced and knowledgable attorney. She is a strong advocate and excellent in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Cuccia is a tireless advocate for her clients while at the same time remaining professional, responsive, and courteous. She displays the qualities of a seasoned attorney."
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Wailuku Criminal defense Lawyer Elizabeth Sarah Cuccia
Elizabeth Sarah Cuccia
Criminal defense Attorney
Wailuku, HI
Licensed for 10 years