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Kevin O'Grady

DUI and DWI Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   42 reviews
  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 16 years
    Arizona - AZ 26 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    95%
    Although this is a subset of criminal law, currently this aspect of criminal defense comprises about 85-95% of my practice in terms of number of cases.

    28 years, 300 cases

  2. Civil rights
    5%
    Second Amendment cases.

    22 years, 5 cases

If you are facing DUI charges in Honolulu, then your future is at stake. When your career and freedom are threatened, you can't afford to work with a lawyer who simply pleads out instead of thinking about your own well-being and best interests. You deserve to have a defense attorney who will fight all the way for you.

My name is Kevin O'Grady, and I am dedicated to providing the ethical, powerhouse advocacy you deserve.

You need a legal advocate who understands the complexities of the justice system, but who also is motivated by a genuine empathy for their clients. While I focus on crafting the strongest defense possible, I also make it a priority to get know each of my clients.

You will never feel like just another case number at my Honolulu DUI firm. I consider it my privilege and duty to see that your rights are fully protected. As a result of my dedication and aggressive advocacy, I have obtained hundreds of case dismissals for my clients, with a 97.5% win rate*.

I am also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.  I handle civil rights cases, specifically suing the government to protect your Second Amendment rights.  I am also the U.S. Law Shield attorney for Hawaii.  If you have U.S. Law Shield as your carrier to protect you and a covered event occurs, U.S. Law Shield will pay my fees to protect you.  I also provide Second Amendment consulting- See Molan Labe . 

 

I am ready to sit down with you to thoroughly discuss your case and legal options. Schedule your free case evaluation with a Honolulu DUI lawyer now! Let's fight together.

Location

Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC
1136 Union Mall
Suite 808
Honolulu, HI, 96813

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
My experience with Mr. O'Grady and his team was above and beyond. Communication was on point and everything was handled in a professional and timely manner. His success rate definitely reflects his knowledge and confidence. I could not imagine having gone through the case without him by my side.
Posted by VL | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Knowledge of the Law
I would like to give a huge Mahalo to Mr. O'Grady and his staff. Mr. O'Grady and his staff were very professional, nice, and they always answered all my questions and concerns swiftly. Mr. O'Grady and his office handled all the court proceedings skillfully and constantly kept me thoroughly informed throughout the whole process. Mr. O'Grady's knowledge of the law and his court presents is second to none. In the end, Mr. O'Grady did get all my charges dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. O'Grady's services to everyone.
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Posted by Albert | January 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Mr. O'Grady is simply the best lawyer I have ever hired. He's professional, helpful, clear and always open about the process. He got the best possible outcome for me and I always felt confident that even if it wasn't the outcome I wanted that he would work as hard as he could to get me the best outcome possible. This was very clearly the case, the outcome exceeded my expectations. Hire him, there is nobody better.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Office Review
Very helpful and professional.. Staff always available to answer questions.. Mr O’Grady and his team were always able to take me through and explain the legal aspects of which I was not so familiar. I would highly recommend Mr O’Grady to anyone in need of legal assistance. He and his staff were available with answers and prompt to respond to any questions I might of had and very patiently able to walk me through the legal system. Again I would highly recommend Mr O Grady to anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable outcome
Mr O’Grady did and excellent job, from working with the courts on a different island to dealing with pandemic related restrictions, he came through with the best possible outcome. Huge thank you to him and his staff, highly recommended. They surpassed every expectation and even hope I could have had for my cases.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI and Speeding
Mr. O’Grady and his staff were amazing! They helped me navigate a very difficult situation while treating me with kindness and respect. They took the time to explain things I didn’t understand, they kept me in the loop on changes or decision that were made about my case, and they were always willing to answer my questions. My case was in process before COVID and then was derailed because of it. Mr. O’Grady stayed on top of my case and made sure no deadlines were missed. Mr. O’Grady and his team are very professional and I would highly recommend his services if you find yourself in a similar situation. Thank you again!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I never had issues with law, and didn’t know how to choose an attorney. My husband found Mr. O’Grady for me, and my reputation and clean record were saved. Mr. O’Grady did an amazing job and charges against me were dismissed. What a relief! He represented me in court, and I was so happy to have Mr. O’Grady is my attorney. Mr. O’Grady is very professional, he is an expert in his field and does excellent work with wonderful results. He explains things in detail and his helpful staff keeps in touch via email and phone. My case was not a traffic case, so Mr. O’Grady is helpful and knowledgeable in other areas of law. Don’t hesitate to get some legal advice from Attorney O’Grady!
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Posted by Clifford | March 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest
Was referred to MR. O’Grady from a friend. Never Felt more comfortable with my, at the time manic explanation of my all over the place rant about others who have harmed me and how awful it was, he made sense of it and never made me feel stupid or crazy for talking his head off! He really genuinely cares for those who are in need!! Only thing is my case wasn’t criminal defense but if it was I would’ve hired him in an instant, he did give me some referrals and options to take to ease the burden I had set forth. Never really recovered, but i feel if he had I would’ve been better by now. I even tried to call him back and he answered because he wanted to know how things went. Thanks man!
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Posted by Belinda | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!
I contacted Mr. O'Grady for a legal matter in January of 2019. He assured me that he would represent me and give me sound advice every step of the way. He recently represented me for my court case and at the end I was found not guilty. He knew exactly where he was going with his cross examination and I was elated with the outcome. Thanks so much for everything!
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Posted by William | December 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
After receiving a DUI in Mililani, I contacted Mr. O'Grady and set up a consultation. I gave him the story of how it all happened and he told me that we would without any doubt plead not guilty. Mr. O'Grady immediately began building my case. His paralegals kept me informed about everything happening with my case throughout the entire year. In court, Mr. O'Grady is very straight forward and blunt about his cases. My case was dismissed with prejudice and I am convinced that the outcome would be totally different if I hadn't hired Mr. O'Grady. After my trial was over he immediately began talking to me about having the arrest expunged off of my record in the coming year. Overall, Mr. O'Grady was integral in having my case dismissed and I'm extremely satisfied with his office's service and helpfulness.
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Posted by Eric | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job
So my case took awhile. Not at the fault of my lawyer Mr O'Grady though. I got a DUI while serving in the Marine corps. Mr O'Grady helped me won that case. I would recommend Mr O'Grady to any military member or any one struggling with a DUI.
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grist under the wheels of justice.
I was charged with a DUI and I wasn't even driving. Kevin fought the system with every tool at his disposal. The justice system isnt interested in justice or fairness, merely compliance. Kevins strategy ensured that the actions of the state impacted my life minimally, and that the case was eventually dismissed. Hes an excellent attorney, and from what little I’ve seen seems to be a pretty good dude. I give my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. O'Grady proved to be the right choice for my 2nd DUI charge
Mr. O'Grady proved to be the right choice. I was facing my 2nd DUI charge and already had a 1st DUI convection within two years of the second charge. Mr O'Grady explained the process and his office kept in touch made sure I was updated in all matters pertaining to my case. My case took almost two years to be dismissed but ultimately that was the desired outcome, and I felt that my money and time was well spent. Mr. O'Grady is a professional, and in my opinion he will fight to win your case. If you are facing a DUI charge I would strongly recommend that you contact Mr. O'Grady's office as soon as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, highly recommended!
Mr. O’Grady is a great attorney and his record is truly reflected through his hard work and expertise. My DUI case got dismissed, and, needless to say, I’m extremely satisfied with the result. Thank you, Mr. O’Grady.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
About a year ago I got charged with two charges. Open container as well as a DUI. At this moment I thought my career would be over. A few days later I spoke to Mr. O’Grady and made the decision to hire him as my lawyer to fight my case. Best decision I have ever made. Mr. O’Grady fought tirelessly and was relentless while fighting my case and eventually got both of my charges dropped. Another note, if you are in the military, he is very understanding and will work with you and your schedule. If you were in the same situation that I was in a year ago. Look no further into hiring Mr. O’Grady.
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Posted by Don C. | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My best choice in a bad situation
I retained Mr. O'Grady to represent me on a DUI charge. His record spoke for itself. I'm sure that, without his representation, I would have been convicted of a crime that the state did not take seriously. Mr. O'Grady gave me the second chance that I needed to turn my life around. I am so thankful that I made the choice to let him represent me. And I am so grateful that he did his due diligence to hold the state accountable for their charges. His work was fantastic and I am very thankful that I chose him to represent me.
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Posted by Shawn | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Mr O'Grady and his team handled my DUI case. Mr. O'Grady worked hard on my case and it was eventually dismissed. His team kept me informed throughout the entire process. Mr. O’Grady is definitely the lawyer you should call.
Posted by Emilio | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Professional
Was being charged for a DUI so I consulted with Mr. O’Grady. Stated he would not settle for anything but not guilty .. Sure enough , a lengthy process but he kept his word! Always had updates after each hearing and if I had any questions his office replied in a timely manner. Can’t thank him enough !
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional. Reliable. Experienced.
Thorough to a T in his understanding of the law. Felt I was in very capable hands. Represended me and my case with the upmost professionalism.
Posted by John | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Lawyer in Town
Mr O'Grady and his professional staff handled my DUI case exceptionally well and kept me completely informed throughout the entire process. This is definitely the team you want on your side during your case. Mr. O'Grady fought tirelessly on my case and it was eventually dismissed.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • United States Army
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney/ Domestic Violence Prosecutor
  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Tribe
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Scottsdale Prosecutor's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney/ Deputy Prosecutor
  • Ak-Chin Indian Tribe
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1994
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Roa v Honolulu
  • WIN- Mr. Roa's Second Amendment rights were vindicated and restored.
  • Choda v Hawaii County
  • WIN- Mr. Choda had his Second Amendment rights vidnicated and restored.
  • State v. Derego
  • Mr. Derego's conviction was vacated because the use of the prior statements by the co-defendant was improper
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Associations

  • American Council of Second Amendment Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Hawaii Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Criminal Law
  • Lei Niho Palaoa Award
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • National College for DUi Defense
  • The Military Client
  • 2021
  • American Council of Second Amendment Lawyers
  • The Military Client
  • 2021
  • Seminar on DUI Basic Defense for HSBA (Hawaii State Bar Association)
  • Basic DUI Defense
  • 2020
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Basic DUI Defense
  • 2019
  • 2019 Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar
  • Criminal Discovery
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. O'Grady. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. O'Grady at a law seminar in California and immediately noticed that his legal acumen, knowledge and passion for defending his clients are truly excellent. He is a top-notch lawyer and I'm pleased to endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin has vast knowledge of DUI and officer requirements. He is the one that will pick them apart and win your case for you. There is no choice on the Islands on who to call, Kevin is your guy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Kevin at the National College for DUI Defense Summer Session. He is highly knowledgeable regarding alcohol-related offenses in Hawaii. I would certainly recommend Kevin to anyone charged with a DUI in Hawaii."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is well-respected in the legal community as a top-notch litigator. He is experienced, has a great demeanor, and is dedicated to consistently getting great results for his clients. I strongly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a skilled and knowledgeable litigator. He has a vast amount of experience in the criminal court room. You can't go wrong with him on your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a tireless fighter. He tackles complex issues head on in an effort to advance his clients' interests. I recommend Kevin without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Friend
"Kevin is a passionate dedicated professional litigator. He has the skills and knowledge needed to insure that his clients rights are being protected. I fully endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Constitutional Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"His attention to detail is great."
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