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Marcus L Landsberg IV

Criminal defense Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Marcus Landsberg

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Marcus

Learn Marcus’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Near 1000 felonies, countless DUI, traffic, and misdemeanor matters.

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    19 years

Attorney Marcus Landsberg grew up in Los Angeles but visited his family in Hawaii every summer during his childhood. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, and after spending a couple of years teaching English in Japan, he earned his Juris Doctorate at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii.
Marcus spent six and a half years working at the Public Defender’s Office before opening his own firm. With more than 15 years of experience, he has obtained successful case results on behalf of his clients in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii. Not only does he provide effective and personalized legal solutions, but he has also developed strong relationships with local judges and prosecutors. Marcus understands what it takes to help you avoid harsh criminal penalties or even get your entire case dismissed.

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Landsberg Law Office
1088 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI, 96813


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Posted by Rachelle | November 14, 2021
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Excellent Attorney to protect not only you but your dog
Mr Landsberg took the time to get to know myself and what happened. He defended me and my dog. My dogs life was saved. Forever thankful
Posted by Paul | July 5, 2021
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Goes above and beyond
Marcus Landsberg is very knowledgeable and experienced. He went above and beyond to do his job and we came up with a win. Marcus knows what he is doing!!!
Posted by miro huang | July 25, 2020
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Posted by miro | July 23, 2020
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Awesome lawyer
Marcus Landsberg is a wonderful lawyer, you always think of him when you need help, and you can always find him even in the middle of the night, he will help you out, defend your rights, and you get the results you want. I thank him very much, Miro Huang
Posted by John | February 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough preperation wins the day
I have a neighbor in my HOA that was causing me problems. Complaining to my work about association issues reporting me to different agencies about things that never happened. In the end, I realized the only thing that would help was to get a Restraining Order. I took everything to Marcus and he looked it over. Working together we prepared everything for the court and we came away with what I needed to have her stop bothering me. Marcus's dedication to doing a thorough job was great. I definitely felt he was there for me every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2018
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Detailed evaluation. Superb referral.
Although Mr. Landsberg explained that his practice wasn't ideally suited to the nature of my case, he cared enough to spend a substantial amount of time obtaining details, and giving me not only his opinion and general evaluation, but more importantly an essential referral to a top attorney who did in fact specialize in cases such as mine. I certainly wish I'd consulted with him long ago, it would have saved me a great deal of emotional turmoil and indecision. I greatly appreciate his assistance and thoughtfulness.
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Posted by Tracy Martin | July 29, 2015
Thank you God, for sending this attorney
Marcus Landsberg IV is by far the most professional individual in his field that will not deviate from the case, and will be absolutely honest and straight forward, no BS. Upon meeting him, he basically presented himself as an easy going, yet, matter of fact type of person who has strong, positive, and very helpful words of advice to contribute, therefore, if his words are in fact, taken seriously, the outcome you anticipate will be 10-1 in your favor.
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Posted by Rex | July 29, 2015
You can count on Marcus Landsberg
When you can communicate with your attorney as easily as Marcus Landsberg, the weight the world is no longer on your shoulders. Either it be by phone or email, Marcus responds in a quick and timely manner. He made sure we understood everything and potential of all outcomes of the situation. Of course winning the case is always the best outcome and that's exactly what he did, he won, not one but two cases back to back. Mahalo for your work ethic and its also good to know that if any other situation comes up, we know who to call.
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Posted by Reagan | November 28, 2013
When the odds are against you
I was arrested for assault in the second degree when an ex girlfriend showed up at my house. I had asked her to leave, to which she refused, and a physical altercation erupted. Two additional warrants materialized that no one knew about added to my situation. Mr. Landsberg was able to get the latter two dismissed and charge reduced to abuse of a household member. The plaintiff had shown to be an excellent liar and we felt this was the best way to end this ordeal. His ability to think outside the box and extensive knowledge proved what a capable attorney he was. I hope to never ever see him again for related things but will gladly go to him for future legal issues.
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Posted by Shawn | October 22, 2013
Marcus gets results! Stop reading reviews and call him now!
I had a very troublesome case that I was sure no person in their right mind would want to touch. I was referred to Marcus by a Law School Classmate of his who said for this case you need a "PitBull", loyal and gentle to you but ready to protect your interest against those who would attempt to do you harm. I found Marcus very enjoyable to speak with as he always made me feel at ease and explained things in a manner that a legal neophyte like me could relate to and understand He was always very direct and straightforward about what our plans were and what was worth my time, effort and money. I've had bad experiences with the rack up the billings kinda firms so i appreciated Marcus candidness and transparency. Picking an ATTY by reading a bunch of Ye!p like reviews seems a little silly to me but I hope this helps you. My best advice is stop reading this stuff and just call him. I know you cannot go wrong and I would hire his firm again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by David | November 15, 2011
The man in the ring
I worked in court with Marcus for many years, so when I found myself needing advice, he's the one I called. That's because no one, and I mean no one, will go to the lengths he will to research all the facts, all the law, and all the options for your case. And if it goes to a hearing, no one is as tenacious and aggressive as Marcus. I've gone back to him several times for help with federal benefits I was being screwed out of and contract disputes. If I was ever charged with a crime, he'd be the first person I would call.
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Posted by Kathy | October 23, 2011
I am a hard working mother, wife and small business owner. While peddling my product I was cited by HPD for a petty misdemeanor. I was referred to Marcus Landsberg by someone that was also very satisfied with his professional abilities as a Lawyer. I felt that he was very thorough with his research in regards to the violation that I was charged with. I was offered a plea bargain of a small monetary amount but I felt strongly that I did nothing wrong and did not want this on my record. He was ready to go to trial and not take the ease way out with the plea bargain. At the trial he ate up the prosecutors(3 showed up). Very attentive, on the edge of the chair and knew his business. He had everyone scrambling, including the Judge, to understand the law and all of it's revisions. In the end I was acquitted, found not guilty! I feel very fortunate to have met Mr. Landsberg and that his professionalism, knowledge and performance were outstanding!
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Posted by Dan | September 8, 2011
When life throws lemons at you, let Marcus throw them back
When life throws lemons at you, let Marcus throw them back. I could not have had better counsel to represent and defend us. Accessibility to your lawyer is so important, and Marcus was always available; quick to respond completely my concerns over the phone and email, along with as much face-to-face time as I needed. He is thorough, honest, Jewish, and kick ass.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2011
The lawyer lawyers call
Marcus is the man! After several years honing his skills at the Office of the Public Defender, I know he has the experience and old-fashioned diligence to handle the heaviest of cases. He helped me immensely in my traffic cases, I'll definitely call him if I'm ever indicted for something worse!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Landsberg Law Office
  • 2011 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2011


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Felony Assaultive case -- High media exposure
  • Acquittal
  • Felony Assault on a Police Officer, Harassment, Criminal Property Damage
  • Defendant was acquitted on harassing one officer and kicking out the window of the car. The final charge was pled down to a no-jail misdemeanor.
  • Felony Drug Possession, Felony Paraphernalia, misdemeanor marijuana possession.
  • Acquittal on all charges
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  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Honolulu
  • ThreeBestRated
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • PALSO Pacific Asian Studies Scholarship
  • University of Hawaii -- William S. Richardson School of Law
  • 2001
  • Chancellor's Scholarship - Full ride
  • University of Arkansas
  • 1994
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  • Landsberg Law Office
  • Preparing for Your Felony Sentencing
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • KC and Tantra in the Morning
  • Regular Legal Analyst
  • 2015
  • K.C. & Taka in the Morning, Power 104.3 FM
  • Regular legal analyst
  • 2012
  • Joint Legal Conference, Pearl Harbor
  • DUI, Abuse, and Excessive Speeding for members of the Military
  • 2012
  • Hawaii State Public Defender Training Seminar
  • Use Powerpoint Technology to Win Your Case -- examples and techniques
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Endorse Marcus
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc clients can rest assured that when he walks into the courtroom that he will have spent more time preparing for the case than his opponents. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Landsberg is a man of high integrity who has many years of experience with criminal defense matters. As a friend and fellow lawyer, Mr. Landsberg has given me advice as to how I should proceed with one of my cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Mr. Landsberg when I was clerking at the First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii. At the time, he was a public defender and made numerous appearances before the judge I was working for including a felony trial. Having seen him at work for an entire trial, i can wholeheartedly endorse him as a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marcus has a passion for advocacy that very few attorneys can emulate. His dedication to advocate and protect his clients is second to none."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Recently met Marcus, and am impressed with his knowledge of DUI. His website really lays out what defenses there can be, and he's quick to respond to emails and calls. He's a fellow member of the nation-wide DUI lawyer group, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Landsberg is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marcus. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It is not easy to find a lawyer as tenacious as Mark. He is rigorous in his preparation, quick on his feet, and he combines these qualities effectively in his practice. Trial is Mark’s business. His experience in the courtroom and in negotiations strengthen a client’s position in a case."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marcus is a fierce litigator who always protects his clients' interests. He has the ability to settle matters in a fair way, but is always prepared to resolve matters via litigation with good results for his clients. You will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with Marcus Landsberg's practice and his capabilities as an attorney, and have referred clients to him for counsel and advice. Mr. Landsberg has consistently demonstrated a high degree of proficiency applying law and strategy to complex litigation and trial matters, as well as matters of a more general legal nature that require finesse and command of the law. I have every intention of seeking his counsel for future legal matters and highly recommend his services to prospective clients looking for strong legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus Landsberg is an experienced top notch trial lawyer. Several years ago I was lucking enough to attend a seminar where Mr. Landsberg spoke about the use of technology in the courtroom. It was an amazing lecture. Mr. Landsberg has the dedication, intelligence and wits to win your case. Without reservation I endorse Marcus Landsberg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Landsberg is a superb criminal defense attorney. Any client that needs help in Oahu I refer to Mark. He has an incredible knowledge of the law and has a stellar reputation among judges, prosecutors and fellow defense lawyers. Mark is an outstanding legal advocate and he will fight as hard as anyone to get the best possible outcome in any criminal case. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Mark as a fellow criminal defense lawyer and give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I 've known Marc since our law school days at UH Manoa. He's always been the guy that can talk to everyone and anyone. And that's immensely important in our profession. You need to be able to adapt to each case. Marc was also a bulldog in the courtroom which is also the only way you get great results. Any client would be lucky to hire Marc and should meet with him asap."
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