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David Robert Squeri III

Litigation Attorney at Honolulu, HI

4.9   12 reviews

also known as David R. Squeri, David Squeri


Licensed for 15 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    Asset, contract, and business related litigation, lawsuits, and dispute resolution; including Hawaii Circuit Courts, Hawaii District Courts, Federal U.S. District Court, Intermediate Court of Appeals, claim analysis, mediation, arbitration….

  2. Business
    20%
    Starting, managing, operating, or transferring businesses; including drafting contracts/agreements, asset/entity purchase transactions, business entity (LLC/Partnership/Corporation) issues, business law advisement, business dispute resolution….

  3. Construction and development
    20%
    Commercial and residential construction Law; including construction contracts, mechanics’ liens, licensing issues, RICO complaints, construction defects/breach of contract, project related issues....

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Land ownership, tenancy matters, and commercial real estate; including purchase transactions, lease negotiations, rental contracts, condo/AOAO issues, commercial real estate deals, real estate disputes, partition actions, construction law....

With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: 1) Dispute Resolution and Litigation and 2) Business and Transactional Law

As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals.  My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.  

My transactional practice includes the full spectrum of acquiring, selling, and/or operating a business, from handling negotiations and due diligence, to drafting contracts and other legal documentation.  I am also often called upon to give legal consultation, providing clients with the legal insight they need to avoid potentially damaging legal issues and achieve successful results.

With each endeavor, I strive to serve under the highest work ethic and professional standards.  Mindful of the trust that has been placed upon me, I am committed to achieving the goals of my clients and providing them with practical solutions.

Please see our website for more information.

Licensed for 15 years
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/22/2022

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

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GREATER PACIFIC LAW OFFICE, LLLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Sharon C. | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of David Squeri, December 18, 2020
I would have given David Squeri 10 stars if that had been an option! Mr. Squeri quickly and expertly familiarized himself with my case, wrote/edited and filed responses while very promptly responding to my phone calls and emails. Mr. Squeri offered advice to best suit my budget at the time. Because of his firm but calm demeanor, he maintained a professional working relationship with the opposing attorney and personally negotiated and settled my case for an amount far exceeding even my own expectations! Mr. Squeri took the time to explain the many questions I had and was one of the few attorney's I've met that did not have an ego. His prices were well worth my money. I would advise anyone looking for an attorney to consult with and hire Mr. Squeri. Thanks again David!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Offered superb referral, was a very pleasant gentleman
My case wasn't within the purview of his practice, but he provided excellent and much-needed referrals, one of which was the key for me. He was also an extremely pleasant fellow to speak with.
Posted by Daniel | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Effective
It was a pleasure working with Greater Pacific Law for our contract creation and review. David Squeri took the time to first understand our needs and then laid out the available options to meet them. I believe that his streamlined way of working coupled with his foresight to address potentially problematic elements, not only saved us money during the process but most certainly will save us money in future legal expense. We are very happy with the structure David created and will certainly use this firm for our future legal needs.
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Posted by Natalie | February 28, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Natalie M.
Consulted with Mr. Squeri and received excellent information from him on what options I could take concerning a business dispute our company was having! Very knowledgeable and would recommend highly!!
Posted by Lola | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with a lease
He was very clear in explaining the situation to me in terms I understood. He also provided helpful guidelines in what to do in the future to avoid problems.
Posted by Cris and Charla | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Squeri
Mr Squeri has and continues to be our lawyer. He has assisted us with a transition to a new corporation at the same time assisting with resolution of business matters. At all times and present he has been efficient and encourages feedback from us before making decisions. His actions shows that he genuinely cares about our successes. He is a gem in the legal field . I can say with confidence that I would recommend him to those who manage small businesses. Thank you David!
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Posted by NOKANET | June 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine & Effective!
David represented us in a business consulting matter. He provided exceptional service and he took the time to help us understand the law along the way. He was quick to respond to phone calls and returned our calls promptly. He's knowledge of business law was exceptional and his calm and confident appearance makes him very effective. We felt that the law was on our side and we would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Ron | February 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A "Go To" lawyer to solve construction issues
Mr. David Squeri saved our home construction project through building a successful relationship with our bad contractor. Through his excellent experience and knowledge of construction law, he was able to get the contractor to agree to complete much of the work not done, redo work done poorly, and get a refund for work they were unable to complete. In the end, we were able to get rid of the bad contractor with a settlement payment from them. After this experience we were able to use the invaluable education David gave us to hire a very good contractor to finish this project.
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Posted by Noil | January 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service
Communication with Mr. Squeri was very clear and precise. He was very knowledgeable on the topics I brought to him and exuded confidence. He called back to check up on my legal matter quite often to make sure things were running smoothly for me. Doing so brought comfort to my case. I'd highly recommend Mr. Squeri to be consulted or hired.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2015
Review of DAVID R. SQUERI
5 STARS , I am very happy with David. My father was an attorney so I grew up in a legally oriented household and with close friendships and ties to other attorneys in my father's law firm as well as the legal community. I always try to act responsibly and ethically in every transaction in which I am involved. About the case: I was falsely accused and named as a defendant in a legal conflict regarding a real estate contract and construction defect case. If this case had not been handled properly it could have been financially devastating to me. I am very happy with the outcome of our case and the professional, efficient manner in which David represented me. David reviewed documents, drafted responses, and returned e-mails and phone calls promptly. I was in a tight financial situation and it is never cheap to defend against a legal dispute, but David always kept me in the loop with the cost of my case. I feel that I was billed fairly. Largely because of David’s hard work the case against me was favorably resolved. THANK YOU DAVID SQUERI! Since the conclusion of the above matter I have often consulted with David about small matters and David has always been quick to respond and very helpful.
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Posted by Moana | July 13, 2015
Intelligent
I got an email from Avvo, that said to pick the best answer, and when I clicked the link, there was no button to press best answer, anyways just wanted to share with whomever reads this, that David, is a very intelligent individual, that is very helpful, in answering my question, regarding to what I wrote though Avvo. I highly recommend him, if your looking for a lawyer In what he specializes in.
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Posted by Phillip Sean Parker | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So far so good
David was very fast to get back to me after my initial request for assistance. He has been straight forward in letting me know my options and his plan of execution. I have no doubt that I made the right choice in selecting him to represent me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Greater Pacific Law Office, LLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Badger Arakaki, LLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney at Law
  • Otsuka & Associates, LLLC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Research Attorney, 2008 Legislative Session
  • Hawaii State Senate, Senate Majority Office
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • International University of Japan
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Hawaii Chapter Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association ("HSBA")
  • Member
  • N/A
  • HSBA Appellate Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • HSBA International Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • HSBA Business Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - 2016
  • HSBA Litigation Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2013
  • HSBA Business Law Section
  • Vice Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2013
  • HSBA Litigation Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - 2012
  • HSBA Business Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Awards

  • Best Arbitrators & Mediators in Honolulu
  • Expertise business rankings
  • 2016
  • 2016 Hawaii Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters
  • 2016

Publications

  • 日刊サン(Nikkan Sun, Japanese Language Newspaper)
  • 契約書の重要性( Japanese Article on Contracts)
  • 2016
  • 日刊サン(Nikkan Sun, Japanese Language Newspaper)
  • 投資ビザ詐欺被害(Japanese Article on Investment Visa Fraud)
  • 2015
  • MMA Hawaii Magazine
  • Legislative Report: Media Tax, Amateur Sport, and Other Things to be Considered
  • 2010
  • MMA Hawaii Magazine
  • Introducing HRS 440E’s Little Brother, Proposed HAR 16-118
  • 2009
  • MMA Hawaii Magazine
  • Being Regulated without Regulations…still waiting for HAR 16-118
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Business Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I completely endorse this attorney. He is professional, fair, tough, and his knowledge of the law is phenomenal. It’s always a pleasure to work with Mr. Squeri. Additionally I am a native Japanese speaker and Mr. Squeri possesses fluency in the Japanese language. He is also a kind person and puts his client’s needs before his own."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent litigator. Highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to endorse David Squeri. David is a very hands-on litigator, who gets the job done right. His many years of practice, including earlier work in the state legislature, give him a valuable understanding of how things are done in Hawaii. Also, having worked in Japan, David also has a broad international perspective."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Squeri is an excellent attorney who provides thoughtful and very counsel to his clients. I have known him for several years and readily give him my endorsement."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse David Squeri. I've known David for several years and have worked with him on various Committees of the Hawaii State Bar Association. David is hardworking; highly ethical; practical, and is a strong advocate for his clients in and out of court."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is fair and hardworking. He gets the job done. His work ethics and work product are outstanding. If you are looking for a strong attorney to represent you, then David would be a great choice."
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