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Jared Alden Washkowitz

Family Attorney at Honolulu, HI

4.8   20 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 20 years
    Hawaii - HI 22 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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1050 Bishop Street #450
Honolulu, HI, 96813

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4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Anahi O | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jared Cares
Jared went above and beyond to help me with my custody case , he was always easy to reach no matter day or time , responded quickly and well to my concerns and or questions , and dealt with the opposing party for me , I highly recommend him as he is one of the best attorneys I have hired !!
Posted by Paigelyn W | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jared is the best attorney in Oahu
Jared is excellent is the law field, whether it’s custody, child support, tros, housing, small claims. He is well knowledgeable about the laws and gives the best advice on what to do. Any questions you have he’s definitely the best to consult with. I would recommend you to hire him as an attorney as he’s quick & always delivers to what you want. I got my son back & thankful for Jared and his hard work. Jared also has a great price if you want him to represent you, and he works with you if you are in a financial distress. He is truly the best lawyer on Oahu & I would recommend anybody who’s unsure about attorneys should definitely go with Jared. Thank you Jared for everything, you are truly appreciated.
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Posted by Beth from San Francisco, CA | April 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Lawyer with a Heart
Jared is all about results not billable hours. I consulted with Jared about child support documents and he provided good points and clarity on our situation. He gave good advise and guidance on how to proceed. I will definitely seek his services in the future and recommend him to our family and friends. Thanks, Jared!
Posted by Brianna Elaine Hazard | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing family law attorney in Oahu, the best!
After going through three previous law firms in Oahu, Jared was all I needed in my years long divorce/ custody battle. Jared was honest, up front, accommodating, and settled my case when I had given up hope in Oahu with representation. You will not be disappointed, Jared is rare and executes!
Posted by Katrina | March 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent- quick and easy!
I was going through an extremely challenging situation in my marriage, and did not know what to do or where to start. I had heard horror stories of lawyers costing a fortune and taking forever to get things done, but Jared was the opposite of that. He exceeded my every expectation; extremely knowledgeable and is committed to getting things done right away. He explained everything to me step by step, and kept me updated throughout. Any concerns were dealt with promptly and professionally. Jared put my mind at ease, checking in on me from time to time, making sure I had no unanswered questions or concerns. The process was quick and affordable, and I recommend Jared.
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Posted by Scott | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business transaction paperwork and legal documents review
Jared helped me in the transaction of selling my lawn and landscape company. He was very helpful in making sure that all paperwork protected my (the seller) interest in a owner financed transaction that will ensure payments for the life of the loan. I was also very impressed in how quickly he always responded to any questions I had and how he also asked questions to make sure all documentation was as it needed to be for the specific needs to my transaction. Thank you Jared!
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Posted by Sabina | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
I am a Hawaii-based business consultant/developer , who hired Jared to help me to get paid for services I had provided to a former client of mine. I was dreading the arduous and bureaucratic process, but Jared was so professional and efficient, he helped the procedure go very smoothly. From your first conversation with Jared, you immediately become aware of his integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion he exudes for his work. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed. Phone calls were answered in a timely manner. Information I requested about the process was promptly forwarded. It took Jared only one well written/to the point letter to my former client that spelled out how we would proceed, if we wouldn't get paid promptly. RESULT: We got paid within a couple of weeks. Last but not least; since Jared opted to sublease a reasonable priced office space in the heart of downtown, he was/is able to offer a compatible rate. Not cheap, but compatible. Be warned: Once your case has been settled, you’ll likely still continue to hear from Jared. His genuine warmth and kindness make it near impossible not to become his friend. Thank you Jared.
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Posted by Laurie | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
While on vacation I suffered an injury on a boating excursion that changed my life and activity level in many ways. I first learned about Jared by researching for a personal injury attorney specializing in maritime law in Hawaii through the AVVO website. His high rating and positive reviews led me to contact him. I was not disappointed! I had never been part of lawsuit before and was very nervous about the whole process. Jared listened to me and provided me excellent feedback and advice so that I felt comfortable moving forward with the case. He is not only very knowledgeable and professional but also personable, patient and understanding, easily available (even with our different time zones), always willing to answer my questions, explain my options, and calm me down when I would get stressed over the legal process. Jared really cares about his clients and treated me like a friend and a real person and not just as "another case". I feel very blessed to have Jared as my attorney, and now also my friend, and was very pleased with the results of my case. I highly recommend Jared to anyone in need of legal assistance!
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Posted by HAWAII KAI GOPHER | December 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most of my clients are elderly and have a hard time finding people to trust. My client asked me to find her an attorney and I connected her to Jared. She is so thankful! He was so patient and understanding. Best of all, he won her case! My client and I highly recommend Jared!
Posted by Doug | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service, quick turnaround!
I recently worked Jared Washkowitz for legal assistance regarding my business, and navigating which type of entity the business should be set up as. Jared gave me excellent feedback on my options, and quickly made things happen. He is very knowledgeable, understands the Hawaii business market, and is very professional.
Posted by Tarek | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You won't regret it
Jared is professionalism shows from the second you consult with him, he's straight to the point and gives you the true picture of the situation and will get you the best outcome possible. I have used Jared in a lawsuit I was involved in, I was very happy with the outcome and his professionalism from A to Z, now he's officially my lawyer that I run to for any and all legal advise!
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Posted by petra | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business set up
Fast, easy and good advice. I had some follow up questions which were answered clearly and quickly. Worry free and hassle free. For what i needed to be done, set up a business, i highly recommend Jared to be your attorney to go to.
Posted by Kimo | May 7, 2015
Excellent Consulting and Advocacy for Non-Profit Business Development
Jared was referred to our organization through a mutual friend. Having been established as a business for 10-years, our board was ready to take a leap in becoming an official 501c3 non-profit status, yet had no background in establishing this business status or business operations. Jared was an excellent consultant. His thorough review and research educated our board and identified gaps and decisions needing to be made. His patience and willingness to work through our process in a time of high pressure brought a sense of relief and comfort to the overall process. He walked us step by step through the 501c3 application process, supportive documents and language needing development, and educated us on legal modifications to become approved and legitimate. This indirectly helped us to further build out our business operations, which was extremely helpful. Most notably, after submission, Jared advocated for our organization with respect, honesty and clear direction. In a situation where the IRS did not feel our organization's purpose and mission met the standards to their traditional definitions for charity, Jared negotiated between both the IRS and our leadership about how to understand each other in order to meet the IRS qualifications and to move our organization forward. As a result of his work and efforts, Envision Hawaii has been approved as a 501c3 non-profit organization. From a cost perspective, the best I can describe is that my board directors were very pleased with the outcome relative to the cost. We did agree to a fee for service. Jared was upfront and honest about his time commitments and efforts that needed to be put into this. I made the executive decision to honor his request, and I have no regrets. In the end, no one could be happier.
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Posted by Erica | March 18, 2015
Highly recommended!
I contacted Jared on a whim and he took the time to listen to my situation (regarding a personal injury case) and provided me with enough feedback for me to feel comfortable moving forward. Throughout the process, he was available, communicative, and thorough - always following up with me to let me know where we were in the process. He was patient with me and my questions and never made me feel as though I was a bother. The end result was one I was very satisfied with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing his services and I would definitely work with him again!
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Posted by Peg | September 21, 2014
Jaws of the Law
Excellent lawyer, We were on different time zones and he always returned my email or phone call and kept me well informed. Always put me first and did a good job of explaining each step as we approached it. Very knowledgeable, he was highly recommended to me for his expertise in Admiralty & Maritime.
Posted by Jimmy | August 24, 2014
An Hawaiian - San Francisco Gem
He fully met our expectations. He took "ownership" of our legal matters and even though he was miles away and a different time zone he was focused on our needs. I was pleased to hear from an opposing counsel that he had the greatest respect for Jared's efforts.
Posted by Lisa | August 6, 2014
Legal Eagle
Mr. Washkowitz had been refered to me by my attorney who was out of town when representation was needed immediately. His professionalism and aptitude in handling this case was excellent. He had the tenacity and competency to follow throught with a number of postponements and rescheduling with the opposing counsel. I would highly recommend retaining Mr. Washkowitz for legal counsel.
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Posted by David | July 3, 2014
Exceptional attourney
In a technically challenging and detail dependent case, one hopes for a lawyer who can not only bring to bear the type of legal support necessary, but also a trusted confidant and results driven litigator. That is exactly what I was very pleased to find in Jared Washkowitz. Not only did he handily win the case, but his calm, intelligent and protective approach was very professional and personable. I recommend him highly for anyone seeking legal council.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Seemed not interested
I actually contacted Mr. Washkowitz twice, as I hadn't heard anything the first time. And while he gave me information I expected, it came across as not really interested - maybe because it was in email, not actually over the phone - which I think I didn't provide a phone number, so not his fault - it was just that I didn't feel that he was vested in my case. Though I sent a few pictures, and explained there were 3 separate incidents. With that said, I gave him a good rating, because I didn't tell him everything, just a few items about my claim. From those few items, he covered items that I was concerned over. Explained that it could/would be financially draining, etc. Which going into any lawsuit is. I already saw what the fee is for an hour, and that's just the lawyer, doesn't cover any assistants or legal aids, people that need to be paid to make an investigation and come to a conclusion or testify, that may be needed, which may not be as large hourly, but still. So, if it wasn't worth it, even based on actual vs. principal, wouldn't even bother calling. Because this isn't something someone can tell me an estimate for, and guarantee it won't be more than, as if it needs to go to court, wait time, etc. will just keep adding up. It was the 'no guarantee' and that was it, that left me feeling like he didn't have faith in his ability to win or that he saw my claim as being worth it. I appreciate that it's honest. As it's a third party who will decide the outcome if we go to court. I obviously believe that anyone who doesn't see the damage caused by another person/party, should be compensated and made whole, is wrong, but I am partial cause it's my property. It was the feeling of not having someone who felt the way I did, that not only were lives jeopardized during each occurrence; harassment from the employees of the company; the lack of consideration to my property, and using it as a dumping ground; the overall lack of follow through; etc. that I went through - actually still going through. There was just something about that last sentence that left me feeling uneasy. I expect a judge to be impartial, but fair - but a lawyer I need to understand and empathize with my situation. I want to know, feel, that they are all in, to support conveying my feelings and frustrations to the court, to the best of their ability. I would recommend people to him, because he actually read what I sent him, which I found rare and responded professionally. With while I may change my mind if I can't find what I'm looking for, and see if he's willing at that time... In any event, Mr. Washkowitz took the time to contact me; spent time actually reading what I sent (which to me, makes him automatically a good lawyer - as I've gone through the sending only to be asked the same questions I've already answered in my email); and I'm grateful he took the time to answer me in a professional and honest manner. Thank you.
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Response from Jared Washkowitz September 21, 2017
Thanks for the review and sorry I couldn't assist you further...I empathize with your situation and it must be frustrating. Unfortunately the down side of legal action is that it can be expensive and there are no guarantees, so if the monetary damages are not high enough then financial considerations come into play as to whether it's worth pursuing. Also want to clarify that this was just an initial consultation by email.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2015
Terminated after filing for Workers comp
I left messages for this attorney to see if he would be able to help me with my case and he said he would send me his email address so I could send him my documents and he never did. I tried to contact him several times only to be ignored. I left messages for other attorney's on AVVO and couldn't find anyone that would give me a call back or they were too busy or my case was not big enough for them.
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Response from Jared Washkowitz February 20, 2015
I do remember speaking with you. I think we had a miscommunication and I was waiting on you to send documents. Please email them to [email protected] and I will take a look to see if I can assist. Apologies for the miscommunication and thanks.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-425 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Emard Danoff Port Tamulski Paetzold LLP
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Sands Lerner PC
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Horr Novak & Skipp PA
  • 2001 - 2003


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University College of London Faculty of Law
  • 1998
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Proctor in Admiralty
  • Maritime Law Association
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Maritime Law Association General Meeting 2011
  • Uniformity in Maritime Law
  • 2011
  • MMSEA Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting
  • New reporting requirements in Medicare Secondary Payer situatoins
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Jared
Litigation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Washkowitz's recently assisted me with a maritime question I had. His knowledge of admiralty and maritime law is unparalleled. If you are in need of a maritime lawyer in Hawaii your best move would be to contact Mr. Washkawitz."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Jared on a litigation matter some time ago. Jared is an experienced and aggressive litigator. I endorse him and highly recommend him to any client looking for a capable lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Mr. Washkowitz on a number of occasions, both when he worked in the Bay Area, and since he's relocated to Hawaii. His dedication to his clients and willingness to go the extra mile are unparalleled; he is the kind of lawyer that will unrelentingly litigate his clients interests until the very end."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Washkowtiz is a personable, reliable, and well versed attorney in whatever legal matter he tackles. As a fellow attorney in the community, working with someone who's so trustworthy is invaluable. It not only saves time, but money. I would absolutely recommend him for any legal matter. It's refreshing to know a lawyer who is knowledgeable and truly has a passion for his work."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Washkowitz on two difficult matters. He is a wise and seasoned litigation attorney. His pragmatism and thoughtful approach to resolving difficult issues serves his clients well."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jared is the consummate professional, always concerned about his clients' needs first. He is a problem solver, and one of the most effective attorneys I know, continually providing his clients with stellar services and results."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Washkowitz is an experienced litigation attorney well versed in all aspects of maritime law. He brings professionalism and dedication to all of his cases."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Washkowtiz is personable, responsive, reliable, and extremely knowledgeable. His court room presence and advocacy skills are stellar. Beyond all, he is well respected among his peers and very trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him for any legal issues. You can count on Mr. Washkowitz to appropriately evaluate your case and provide an honest and thoughtful opinion regarding the potential outcome."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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