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Noel Tipon, a former Marine, is the Managing Partner at Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC. Noel is an experienced Hawaii criminal lawyerwho specializes in military law, including court martial defense,family law,criminal law, and immigration law. Mr. Tipon represents clients in military and civilian courts and is licensed to practice law in Hawaii. As a proud veteran of the Armed Forces and former judge advocate for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), he has over sixteen years of experience representing Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen in military proceedings and civilian courts. He continues to support the men and women of the Armed Forces by representing servicemembers with military law issues.



Mr. Tipon began his military career in 1998 serving as a commissioned officer and military attorney in the United States Marine Corps. During his career, he worked as a criminal defense attorney at the Law Center at the Marine Corps Base in 29 Palms, CA, with the Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense Division in Washington, D.C., and the Law Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005. While in Iraq, he served at the Headquarters for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and 11th MEU in the Al Anbar province, where he investigated claims against the United States and conducted humanitarian assistance missions. Following his deployment to Iraq, Mr. Tipon was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he provided legal services and counsel to clients in Hawaii and Japan. He left the Marine Corps in December 2007 with the rank of Major. He continues to support the men and women of the Armed Forces by representing servicemembers with military and civilian issues.



Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 40%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    19 years
  3. Family: 15%
    19 years
  4. Immigration: 5%
    19 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington

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    Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Michael Frederick Cardoza

    Almost nobody is more enthusiastic about a court fight than Noel Tipon. He loves it! He makes prosecutors cringe because he has all day to take their case apart. I've seen him in action and it works. I endorse this lawyer!


    Michael Cardoza Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC

Pacific Guardian Center, Mauka Tower
737 Bishop Street, Suite 1530
Honolulu, HI, 96813


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Quilly AwardNational Academy of Best Selling Authors2014
ExpyNational Association of Experts Writers and Speakers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Navy-Marine Corps Commendation MedalUS Marine Corps HqBn MCB Kaneohe Bay2007
Meritorious Unit CommendationUS Marine Corps2006
Sea Service Deployment RibbonUS Marine Corps2005
Global War on Terrorism Service MedalUS Marine Corps2005
Navy-Marine Corps Achievement MedalUS Marine Corps I MEF (Fwd)2005
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary MedalUS Marine Corps2005
Navy-Marine Corps Achievement MedalUS Marine Corps Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity2004
Navy Unit CommendationUS Marine Corps1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerBilecki & Tipon, LLLC2014 - Present
Managing AttorneyThe Tipon Law Firm, LLLC2008 - 2014
Judge AdvocateUnited States Marine Corps1998 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Court Martial LawyersLifetime Member2013 - Present
America's Premier ExpertsMember2013 - Present
Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2008 - Present
Hawaii Filipino Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
ForbesForecasts & Strategies for the New Year & Beyond2014
Celebrity PressSuccessOnomics2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolN/AN/A1999
The Basic SchoolN/AN/A1998
Marine Corps Officer Candidate SchoolN/AN/A1998
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KNDI AM 1270Host of The Tipon Report2014
Military Law News NetworkSex Assault in the Military2013
KNDI Radio 1270 AMCo-host of On The Law2011
Pacific Rim Regional Defense Counsel ConferenceLitigating Complex Trials2007
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) OrientationAvoiding and Dealing with Legal Issues in the Military2005