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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.

In 2014 I was selected a “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 have also been selected to the exclusive Hawaii Super Lawyers list.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.



Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
    1 year
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    1 year



Hourly ($250-325/hour), contingent (26-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

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



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hawaii Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Executive Editor of Law ReviewUniversity of Hawaii1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Roman Amaguin2009 - Present
CounselAlston Hunt2007 - 2009
PartnerTorkildson Katz1995 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Arbitration and MediationEmployment Law Arbitration Panel2012 - Present
State of Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration ProgramArbitrator2000 - Present
National Asian Pacific Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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
Santander v. Caris Med Surg, LLC and Cary Rupert, individually, 14-1-1554-07Pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pacific EmployerContributing Author2007
American Bar AssociationEthical Issues in an Increasingly High-Tech Society2006
Agricultural Law CenterAgricultural Law Update2006
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Desk ManualContributing Author1996
University of Hawaii Law ReviewGarcia vs. Spun Steak1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - BerkeleyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Better Business BureauTechnology Law2011
Society of Human Resource Management ConferenceHawaii Employment Law Update2007
Lorman Education SeminarsHawaii Employment Law Update2006
American Bar Association Annual ConferenceEthical Issues in an Increasingly High-Tech Society2006
Hawaii Museums Association Annual ConferenceManaging the Volunteer Work Force2005
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Employment SeminarHawaii Employment Law Update1998