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Barry Lloyd Sooalo

Criminal defense Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   19 reviews

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Practice in the areas of criminal defense, appeals, civil rights, and civil litigation.  Fluent in Samoan.

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Licensed for 17 years
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/22/2022

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

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Law Off. of Barry Sooalo
Tissue Genesis Tower
810 Richards Street, Suite 335
Honolulu, HI, 96813-5035

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Posted by Marla | April 7, 2021
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Highly recommend!
Barry dealt with my case in an extremely professional manner. He is polite but more importantly very personable. I was comfortable when talking to him about my situation because I knew he was listening, and actually hearing me. He treated me like his equal. He explained each step of the process and took each step with me. And bottom line..he believed me. I highly recommend him to any one who wants a lawyer that actually listens to you and believes what you are saying. The truth and Barry's expertise has cleared my name!
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Posted by Amy | October 18, 2020
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Client
Not being a resident of Hawaii and needing legal counsel it was Barry Sooalo that we decided to hire. Mr. Sooalo and his firm were knowledgeable, professional and at the same time showed compassion. Mr. Sooalo and his team responded promptly to all correspondence whether it was via text, email or phone anytime of day. His years of experience as a criminal defense attorney did not go unnoticed. He defended and fought effectively throughout court hearings. No one foresees needing a criminal defense attorney but if you find yourself in a situation like ours we would highly recommend Barry Sooalo from start to finish. The outcome was in our favor and highly satisfied. After legal proceedings were completed, Mr. Sooalo took the time to check in and make sure our family was okay. He went above and beyond for our family, and for that we are eternally grateful!
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Posted by Erica | August 29, 2020
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I will Always Keep Mr. Barry Lloyd Sooalo On Retainer as My Hawaii State Lawyer!
Mr. Sooala is THE BEST Lawyer you could ever hope to Have fighting for your Rights. His Clear and Immediate Communication skills combined with His Expertise in a broad array of Legal Matters is Positively Life changing under time of distress. Working with him has allowed a sense of peace and confidence to prevail unequivocally. Mr. Sooala is Personable, Responsible, and An adamant that The Client KNOWS they Matter. There has never been a Moment of Doubt in my mind that I chose Correctly by retaining him. I would like to acknowledge His ability to Ease my worries and encourage me to remain Positive and Make sure " I am taking care of myself" , as Legal troubles are never a situation one thinks they may find themselves in. These unchartered waters for myself were made Manageable and Peaceful Soley because Mr. Sooala and his Due Dilligence.
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Posted by Robert | August 28, 2020
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Great lawyer, highly recommended
I got caught trespassing with some special circumstances. Barry did a phenomenal job handling my case. He walked me through the case and what to expect (his local knowledge of the nuances of Hawaii law was very impressive) given that I was from out of state. He negotiated hard and got me a good deal while being very communicative throughout the entire process. This was essential given how far away I was. After resolving the case, he went above and beyond and helped me make payment on time when I had accidentally put it off until last minute and couldn't go to the court (out of state)
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Posted by Erick | August 5, 2020
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Best attorney in Hawaii
Hired Barry as my attorney and I am more than satisfied with his work. He is very professional and has great knowledge of the Hawaii laws. Got to see him in action during my trial which I was acquitted ! I highly recommend him
Posted by IA | June 17, 2020
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DUI
Went through every scenario to ensure a fair and speedy trial. Questioned every procedure to make sure my rights weren't violated. Because I wasn't informed of my rights was able to plead to lesser charge and eventually have charges dropped!
Posted by Elizabeth | December 18, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer, Definitely Recommend
I got arrested because I was driving recklessly. Police found drugs and paraphanilia in my car. I had 5 charges against me, two of which were felonies. I was facing 5 years in prison. Thanks to Barry making a plea deal, the only thing I was convinced of was a DUI, no time in jail. I would 100% recommend Barry to anyone dealing with legal issues. He's an excellent lawyer. He really knows what he's doing. And he's also a really good person.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
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Case closed
I got a DUI last year and found that Barry sooalo was the attorney i wanted to represent me because his experience with dealing with similar cases like mine and the reviews that I ve looked at I didn't hesitate to call and hire him. One year later my case was dismissed and now I'm able to work again being that I am a commercial driver I'm thankful for Barry's help and I'm very satisfied with the outcome. I'd highly recommend him to represent anyone who has a DUI.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2019
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.167 DUI case
Barry was able to get my DUI charge dismissed in court, very difficult case but he never let up on the objectives we agreed upon. I would definitely refer a Barry for anyone dealing with a DUI case.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2019
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Confidence with a smile...
From the start, Mr. sooalo was very personable yet to the point. I had so many questions about my case that he could tell I was overwhelmed. Once he saw that I was at ease, he broke down the case and explained it to me in layman’s terms so that i could better understand the situation that I was facing. I’m still unsure of the outcome but at least I can sleep easier knowing that BARRY is helping me fight my case.
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Posted by Mark | May 27, 2019
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Barry helped me a lot
He recalled my outstanding bench warrant. Everything happened in my case like he explained me in consulation and im happy that i chose him. Thank you again Barry.
Posted by Tanu | February 11, 2019
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AWESOME LAWYER
HE IS A GOOD LAWYER ALWAYS KEEPING ME POSTED ON MY CASE. STAND BY MY SIDE 100%. I WILL RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY THAT NEEDS HELP WITH ANYTHING.
Posted by Michael | December 22, 2018
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Barry Sooalo review
Barry Sooalo is known for his great passion for attorney law and empathy towards clients, Barry takes care of you throughout your whole process with a smile good or bad his confidence in his work will give you great relief. Barry is great to have on your team ! With skills required over many years I can guarantee Barry will take care of you, not only as a client but a friend.
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Posted by Aaron | December 21, 2018
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Barry is the go to guy!!
Barry is very good at what he does. He made sure I understood everything that was happening. Bottom line, I came out a winner. DUI? Nope!!
Posted by Cate | December 21, 2018
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Honest, prompt and great with communication
Barry was so responsive and I could not have had an attorney who communicated with me any better. He always kept in contact with me and kept me updated with my case. He got everything done immediately and always kept his word. I had a free consoltation over the phone with him and from the start he assured me he would not settle for anything less than what we discussed and he kept his word and that’s exactly the outcome I got. I decided to call Barry after reading the reviews on a few different websites and saw what good ratings he had. Hiring Barry was one of the best decisions I made and it saved my record.
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Posted by Rozanna | October 24, 2018
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Client
Barry is reliable, confident and down to earth. Best thing about him is that he is very prompt in his work. Just one phone call and things were already getting situated with my case. Didn’t have to wait too long to get results. Im glad i went to him and not anyone else. Even when im now living in the mainland, Hes out there in hawaii taking care of things for me. Hes someone you can trust. I’ll know who to call for future references. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family back home in Hawaii.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
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Lawyer Reveiw
Barry is very knowledgable in what he does. For me he told me from the beginning on what to expect and what my options are. He advises the best options and was very confident in doing what he would say for me from the beginning. He is very passionate about his job and his clients. I was informed all the way through of what was to come and how to prepare. I recommend Barry Sooalo in any case!
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Posted by Sam | September 25, 2018
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Barry took me on as a Court appointed attorney for some traffic issues I had. It turned into several felonies. Barry saved my ass. I was looking at 10yrs and Barry got me Hope probation and time served plus a little more. Now I'm looking at a big case and he's kicking ass. Someone you want on your side.
Posted by Eric,miller | September 16, 2016
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Attorney Barry so'oalo
Barry is the best lawyer.because he got me free from a charge which wasn't even done by me but by someone else that is probably still out there robbing people.he has battled for me because he believed in me that I was 200 percent innocent. I would and still only have Barry so'Oalo represent me in court.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Barry Sooalo
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of the District of Columbia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Hawaii
  • BA
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Gowan v. Kubo
  • Convictions vacated; set aside.
  • SOH v. Momoe
  • Client released from prison after five months.

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer - Hawaii
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers Magaziine
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • MSACDC Conference for Non Profits
  • Funding for non-profit corporations
  • 2010

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