Skip to main content

Samuel P. King Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   12 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    All types of crimes in state and federal court and courts martial. Post-conviction relief. Appeals.

    38 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    P.I. Cases Require Attorney Negotiating Skills and the Respect of Adjusters.

    38 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    15%
    Divorce, property division, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony. Post-decree relief. Judgment collection.

    38 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Criminal DUI and Administrative Revocation

    38 years

  5. Family
    10%
    Paternity, Restraining Orders, Child Protective Proceedings, UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act)

    38 years

Sam has tried nearly one hundred jury and judge trials in each civil and criminal cases in Hawaii State and Hawaii Federal District Court, to mention nothing of the many motions he has filed and hearings within which he has appeared.

He has ready incalculable appellant briefs and argued appeals before the Hawaii Court of Appeals, the Hawai’i Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Sam’s passion for justice and honest play is unquestioned. His part-Hawaiian ancestry has enlightened his character. He's living pono, travail balance in his life and work to invariably do the right thing to assist folks and therefore his community.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

King & King, Attorneys-at-Law
735 Bishop St
Suite 304
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4817

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, Clear Communication, and Professional!
I highly recommend! Mr. Sam took my case, ran with it and got the judge to rule in my favor! He’s very knowledgeable!
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
To the point and kind
Mr. King was very prompt in responding, professional, and kind when I had urgent questions about my situation. He spoke to me without judgement, was patient, and I could tell - really, really cares about people. I gained much more clarity just by talking with him for a short time. Thank you Mr. King.
Posted by Richard | November 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Premise fall lawsuit and big settlement
My mother suffered a fractured jaw and bruised ribs from a fall at a commercial parking lot in Kailua. It was obvious the property management firm was negligent due to no lighting and obstructions leading to the overflow parking lot. You never want to settle directly with the insurance adjuster unless you have representation from an attorney. After consulting with dozens of attorneys who claimed they specialized in personal injury claims 99% refused to take the case citing: age of mom, Medicare issues and/or trouble prosecuting premise injuries. I finally came across with Sam King. Wow immediately I knew I found the right attorney. Most lawyers did not even want to spend much time on the phone discussing the issue but Mr. King invited us to his office and I could immediately know he was knowledgeable and very experienced in handling such cases. He knew how to work the system and who to talk with to get a good settlement. Other attorneys were simply clueless on many of these matters. I also liked that Mr. King never charged a penny upfront and I was free to consult with him regarding matters to this case. Very friendly and honest he could discuss the possible issues to expect. What my mom and I REALLY cherished from Mr. King was his ability to really listen. All these other attorneys talk and interrupt you constantly. Many times victims are formulating their thoughts and instead of assisting your thought process other attorneys cut you off. But not Mr. King. At the end we got a really big settlement w/o even having to go to trial. I would overwhelmingly recommend Mr. King to anyone who has experienced a personal injury. Sincerely, Richard and Nina Nov 2017
Read less
Posted by Scott | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Lawyer on Oahu Guaranteed!
I am truly ruined when it comes to Lawyers. Sam King has set the bar extremely high for my expectations with Lawyers and I know this because of his professionalism and expertise during my divorce. I am active duty stationed here in Oahu and was in need of a good attorney that wouldn't gut my bank account in the process. He gave me a free consultation after which he quoted me a flat rate price for services depending on my situation for my divorce. Which means that I could call him up, send him an email with more questions or concerns and he doesn't charge me by the hour or by the email; this alone is worth its weight in gold for active duty on a budget. As we went into the "negotiations" with my ex and her Lawyer he explained clearly my chances of winning custody of my son if we were to go to trial. Which was great because I didn't want a Lawyer that just told me what I wanted to hear; he told me the real brutal truth even if its not what I wanted to hear. As active duty I didn't have a lot of faith in my situation but with Sam as my Lawyer handling my divorce he helped me get split 50/50 physical and legal custody of my son. As a father dedicated to my son this was huge because there isn't a lot of information out there for active duty males and my son is my world. In a nut shell Sam King did exactly what he said he was going to do, there was no hidden agenda or surprises, he was honest and straight forward and if you hire Sam as your Lawyer you will not be disappointed in your decision of hiring a Lawyer. I am ruined because I know that he is a rare thing, a solid Lawyer you can trust and you will never find another one like him.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Sam!
Sam helped some friends and I get out of a jam. We got tickets for being in an area we were not supposed to be in, unbeknownst to us and were mandated to show up in court. First, he was relaxed, which immediately helped us to feel reassured and calm. Second, he had a case file, plan, and defense/explanation already outlined as well as a description defending our character. By doing that, he already worked with the opposing lawyer and the judge and the case was essentially over before it started without our having to lift a finger, say a word, or spend any time on the case other than just showing up as mandated. It could not have gone better. If you are ever in need, I highly recommend Sam and believe you will be the best of hands.
Read less
Posted by Mai | February 24, 2015
Sam King is by far one of the best Lawyer I have ever worked with!
Sam from the beginning was very kind and patient, he made me really comfortable in explaining the whole process and it was easy to trust him because of his experience and knowledge. I would definitely recommend Sam to everyone I know. Thank you Sam!
Posted by Jessica | February 23, 2015
Knowledgeable, Caring, Attentive=Wonderful
Mr. King was extremely helpful in my time of need. A few years ago I had gotten a DUI and I was referred to Mr. King by a close friend of mine. Throughout the process, he kept me apprised to what was going on with my case and was always there to answer any questions I had. He walked me through the process, step by step, and was by my side for every court appearance. I do not know how I could have gotten through it without his help and support.
Read less
Posted by jason | February 2, 2015
Effective, Efficient and Knowledgeable
Mr. King helped me during a particularly stressful time last year. He was prompt in responding to my phone calls, willing to listen and seemed to really care about the details of how I felt about my case. I really appreciate his professionalism and compassion.
Posted by Debbie | February 2, 2015
He is the best!!!
If you are looking for a lawyer who is honest and fair I would choose Sam King with King and King! Sam helped me with my very complicated custody and jurisdictional case between Hawaii and San Diego. Sam is a genuine person who cares about his clients and does the right thing. Every question I had, Sam was spot on, with 40 some years of experience you are getting the best with Sam! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality attorney.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Sam has been representing my family and I for many years. He successfully represented my wife with her divorce, with child support issues as well as representing me in court for misdemeanor fines. He is very professional, personable and he truly cares about his clients. I have worked with other attorneys before and always felt rushed or not a priority. Sam and his staff make you feel like family. I highly recommend Sam King.
Read less
Posted by Gabe K | January 31, 2015
Mr Sam King
I first met Mr. Sam King in the fall of 2010 while searching for a divorce attorney. He then defended me in my dui case. The staff at King and King built a rapport with me, followed upon my numerous requests and kept me well informed throughout my entire legal process. Mr. King's extensive preparation, persistence and personality, concluded with the case against me being dismissewith prejudice!! I highly recommend Sam King and his network of legal consultants at King and King for all your legal needs!!
Read less
Posted by Chezlani | January 30, 2015
The Best in the Business
Sam King has helped me through a Criminal case almost ten years ago, so when I was fighting for custody of my child there was no one else I wanted to represent me. Sam comes from a lineage of litigators. He has unwavering knowledge of the court system and walks you through every step of the way. He is NOT an Attorney who just "shows up" day of court. He is compassionate, dedicated and extremely hard working. There was never a moment in my journey that I felt neglected as a client. He was easy to reach by telephone or email (including all holidays), if he was in court or with another client he always promptly returned my calls. During hearings speaking to the Judge he represented me perfectly. If you have to hire an Attorney the facts are you are going through something difficult. Sam King, and the Ohana at King and King are exceptional at what they do. I will always be grateful to Sam and would recommend him with the highest regards.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King & King, Attorneys-At-Law
  • 1985 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Samuel P. King, Jr., Attorney-At-Law
  • 1979 - 1985
  • Deputy Corporation Counsel
  • City & County of Honolulu Corporation Counsel's Office
  • 1974 - 1979

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Noel Madamba Contracting v. Romeros
  • Arbitration award set aside; major update of Hawaii arbitration law by Hawaii Supreme Court
  • Brutsch v. Brutsch
  • Father awarded joint custody
  • State v. Haili
  • Appeal won; conviction reversed
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Hawaii Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1984 - 1984
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Newsletter Editor
  • 1981 - 1996
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
View all languages

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys for Hawaii
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Hawaii
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Hawaii
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Hawaii
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Hawaii
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Hawaii
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Member
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Member
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Member
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Member
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Memer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Member
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Memer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
View all awards

Publications

  • 12 monthly Newsletters for Hawaii Ass. of Crim. Defense Lawyers (HACDL)
  • Editor
  • 1995
  • Seminar Materials - Criminal and Immigration Law in Hawaii
  • Seminar Presenter
  • 1995
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACL
  • Editor
  • 1994
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor`
  • 1993
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1992
  • 12 montly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1991
  • 12 montly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1990
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1989
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1988
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1987
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1986
  • 12 montly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1985
  • 12 montly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1984
  • 12 montly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1983
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1982
  • 12 monthly Newsletters for HACDL
  • Editor
  • 1981
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Luncheon presentation
  • DUI Law in Hawaii
  • 1998
  • Seminar
  • Criminal and Immigration Law in Hawaii
  • 1995
  • 12 Hawaii Ass. of Crim. Defense Lawyers (HACDL) Monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1995
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1994
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1993
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1992
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1991
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1990
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1989
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1988
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1987
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1986
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1985
  • 12 HACL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1984
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1983
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1982
  • 12 HACDL monthly meetings
  • Criminal law summary
  • 1981
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (0)
Endorse Samuel
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known Sam about 40 years. He is an excellent attorney with a good reputation among his peers and the judges. Sam is diligent and hardworking; he invariably obtains good results for his clients through his efforts. While tenacious, he has a pleasant demeanor in his dealings with others which facilitates settlement and resolution."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.
Honolulu Criminal defense Lawyer Samuel P. King Jr.
Samuel P. King Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 49 years
Virtual consultation available