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Alen M. Kaneshiro was born and raised on the windward side of Oahu. He is proud not only to be locally born, but also locally educated. Alen graduated from Kailua High School, the University of Hawaii Manoa and received his juris doctorate from the William S. Richardson School of Law. After graduating, he worked for the Honorable Virginia Lea Crandall before joining the State Office of the Public Defender.


Alen has effectively represented thousands of clients charged with criminal offenses in front of both judges and juries resulting in countless dismissals, acquittals and post-trial conviction reversals after appeal. While primarily focusing on taking cases to trial, he has also negotiated thousands of plea agreements to the benefit of his clients. Alen spends his weekends with family, friends, and at the beach fishing with his dog Lilikoi.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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    I endorse Alen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    I consider Alen a very professional and caring attorney. I have seen firsthand how hard he will work to go above and beyond his client's expectations. I would recommend him without hesitation.


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Alen M. Kaneshiro

841 Bishop Street, Ste 2201
Honolulu, HI, 96813


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAlen M. Kaneshiro Esq.,LLC2010 - Present
Public DefenderCircuit Court, Hawaii2006 - 2010
Law Clerk, First Circuit CourtState Of Hawaii Judiciary2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public Defender District Court WorkshopExcessive Speeding and DUI defense2011