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Roman F. Amaguin Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at Honolulu, HI

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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My name is Roman Amaguin.  I am an attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii, and my law practice focuses on employment and labor law litigation, and general civil litigation.

I graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.  I received my Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from the University of Hawaii, where I was the Executive Editor of the Law Review.

I am on the Employment Law Arbitration Panel for National Arbitration and Mediation and I am an Arbitrator for the State of Hawaii’s Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

I am a  selected “Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment” by American Lawyer Media, the nation’s largest publisher of legal media, including the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel.

I am on the exclusive Hawaii Super Lawyers list.  No more than five percent of the lawyers nationwide in each state is selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

I am one of the top 10 employment lawyers in Honolulu as selected by Expertise.

I have been practiciing law for 25 years.


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Law Off. of Roman Amaguin
345 Queen St Ste 504
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4711
Law Office of Roman Amaguin
345 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI, 96813
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Anyone who has to contact a lawyer knows that it is a very stressful situation. Immediately on the phone, I felt safe with Attorney Roman. At the start, he listened very carefully. I was very emotional and he had empathy of emotions. But he also was able to direct me in a more clear direction. He was very honest and straight forward which I really appreciate since it saved us both time to figure out what was really important in my case. I didn’t have to meet Attorney Roman and we were able to complete everything online and via phone which was very convenient for me. Even though I never met him personally, throughout my whole process, I felt as if my hand was being held. It was obvious, he has a lot of experience and knowledge. He was also honest with his intuition which help me trust him more. This help me have a better understanding of the various personalities in my case. Thank you Attorney Roman for helping me seek justice and making a stressful situation not so stressful!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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Discrimination Settlement
Mr. Amaguin worked with me on a discrimination case with my past employer, he was completely honest and transparent during the entire process and helped me settle everything quickly. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Jimbo | January 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Super Attorney
Listened to my complaints, agreed to take my suit, kept me well informed and up to date on progress and time lines, and is very reasonable on fees and compensation. I highly recommend him and trusted his experience and expertise completely.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Looking for a excellent lawyer for problem with employer
Roman is an excellent lawyer. I went to see him about employment discrimination suit after I got fired and he helped me so much. At first, I thought this is an for sure case in my mind, but I realized as time went on, that it is not that easy to win and he did very good job to win my case. If it was not for him, I don't think I would have won. but it does take time and sometimes, I got very impatient but it does take time and I would recommend him to anyone that have a case with your employer.
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Posted by Amy | April 7, 2016
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Roman Amaguin is a superb lawyer!
I'd recommend Roman to anyone looking for legal representation regarding employment law. Roman is well versed in his area of expertise and I felt confident throughout the entire legal process surrounding my pregnancy discrimination case. I contacted several lawyers before Roman, none of whom were interested in giving me the time of day to even listen to my story. Roman was patient, compassionate and listened to what I had to say. And that means a lot to a pregnant, first-time-mother who doesn't know which way to turn after being wrongfully terminated because of the baby growing inside her belly. His attention to detail is superb, and he truly has his client's best interest in mind. He is very prompt and transparent, keeping me up to date on each step of the process. I never felt like I was left in the dark and I was always able to get a hold of him when needed. I'm very thankful I found Roman and that he was able to assist me with my legal matter. He is an excellent lawyer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help during a trying time Roman.
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Posted by Lyra | March 30, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Discriminates against women. Takes bribes.
Hire a lawyer out of state who is licensed to practice in Hawaii. Always check with paralegals, social media for the truth, reviews occasionally tainted. My dog was murdered because of him think about that
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-325 per hour
  • Contingency 26%-50%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Roman Amaguin
  • 2009 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Alston Hunt
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Torkildson Katz
  • 1995 - 2007


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Santander v. Caris Med Surg, LLC and Cary Rupert, individually, 14-1-1554-07
  • Pending
  • Assaturian v. Hertz Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122213 (D.Haw. Sept. 2, 2014)
  • Confidential settlement
  • Wigent v. Science Applications International Corp., ___ F.Supp.2d ___, 2014 WL 1875148 (D. Hawaii)
  • Confidential settlement
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  • National Arbitration and Mediation
  • Employment Law Arbitration Panel
  • 2012 - Present
  • State of Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program
  • Arbitrator
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hawaii Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2014
  • Executive Editor of Law Review
  • University of Hawaii
  • 1995


  • Pacific Employer
  • Contributing Author
  • 2007
  • Agricultural Law Center
  • Agricultural Law Update
  • 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Ethical Issues in an Increasingly High-Tech Society
  • 2006
  • Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Desk Manual
  • Contributing Author
  • 1996
  • University of Hawaii Law Review
  • Garcia vs. Spun Steak
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Technology Law
  • 2011
  • Society of Human Resource Management Conference
  • Hawaii Employment Law Update
  • 2007
  • Lorman Education Seminars
  • Hawaii Employment Law Update
  • 2006
  • American Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Ethical Issues in an Increasingly High-Tech Society
  • 2006
  • Hawaii Museums Association Annual Conference
  • Managing the Volunteer Work Force
  • 2005
  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Employment Seminar
  • Hawaii Employment Law Update
  • 1998
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Honolulu Employment and labor Lawyer Roman F. Amaguin Jr.
Roman F. Amaguin Jr.
Employment and labor Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 27 years
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