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Gavin Kazuo Doi

Divorce and separation Attorney at Honolulu, HI

4.3   11 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Gavin

Learn Gavin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Gavin has practiced divorce law for his entire career, spanning over 20 years, and has significant experience in the specific areas of child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and related matters.

    29 years

  2. Child custody
    10%
    We understand the importance of child custody to parents, as well as the impact upon children. Gavin has over 20 years experience in handling these critical and sensitive issues, from simple parenting plans to high-conflict custody disputes.

    29 years

  3. Child support
    10%
    Gavin previously worked for the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency, and has extensive experience with the Child Support Guidelines, in establishing, increasing/decreasing, and enforcing child support.

    29 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Gavin has practiced family law for his entire career, spanning 20 years, and has significant experience in the specific areas of divorce, custody, support, paternity, property division, prenuptials, TROs, and related matters.

    29 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    We work with clients to come up with creative and practical solutions in both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Gavin also has the benefit of extensive experience in both defending and opposing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in court.

    29 years

GAVIN HAS HANDLED DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW MATTERS IN HAWAII FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

Gavin, a partner at Doi/Luke, Islandlawyers has practiced in the field of divorce/family law his entire career, spanning over 25 years. He has extensive experience in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, restraining orders, and other family law matters, and has a been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America© and SuperLawyers®, and is listed in Honolulu Magazine's Best Lawyers in Hawaii for 2020-2023.  He also has been rated as "Distinguished" by Martindale-Hubbell®. In 2013, Gavin co-authored the book Child Custody Litigation and Settlements, published by Aspatore Books/Thomson West.

 

Born and reared in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Gavin graduated from McKinley High School, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado. Previously, Gavin has worked with the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the SAVD Domestic Violence Clinic.  In his spare time, Gavin volunteers time with Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii and the Hawai’i State Bar Association. Gavin is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and was presented with the HSBA's 2002 Justice Award, which honors one lawyer annually for their outstanding contribution to the ideals of justice. 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Doi/Luke, Island Lawyers
1600 Kapiolani Boulevard
Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI, 96814

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2012
An amazing attorney
I hired Mr. Doi to represent me in a child custody/relocation case to gain custody of my children. Throughout my entire experience with Mr. Doi and his staff they always do an amazing job with keeping me informed and up to date with my case as well as current positions or options that we should address. What I truly enjoy is that he has morals unlike many attorneys out there and he respects my decisions and positions for me and my children. From day one, when I actually was represented by someone else who failed to be competent, he took the time to listen and talk to me and really take the time to explain to me what he could do and was very realistic. Any legal situation is stressful enough as is and between emotions and being anxious he has “talked me down” many times to stay focused on what was important. He is my lawyer and my therapist in some ways as with anyone that is faced with the stresses of family court, he kept me balanced and on point. I would recommend him hands down and know that you will not be disappointed. Be honest and be truthful and he will do his best to represent you.
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Posted by Rachelle | August 23, 2014
Best Choice for Legal Representation and Guidance in the State of Hawaii
After consulting with several attorneys at the onset of my divorce I chose Mr. Doi and it was one of the best decisions I made during an extraordinarily stressful, trying and difficult stage of my life - A High Conflict Divorce. Mr Doi proved to be very well versed in all legal matters dealing with my divorce. He was honest and straightforward and at the same time remained compassionate and concerned. He cared when no one else seemed to. He didn't "sugar coat" things, but made it clear as to the clarity of the law, what was fair and appropriate, and conducted himself with highest respect and knowledge in the courtroom. I can retain the honor of knowing we conducted ourselves with dignity during the entire divorce. It was a privilege to be Mr. Doi's client and in such I can, without hesitation, give him my highest recommendation. Mr. Doi is an asset to his field and to the state of Hawaii.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Doi / Luke, Attorneys at Law, LLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Doi Luke & Miyatake, Attorneys at Law, LLLC
  • 1999 - 2011
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Doi & Miyatake, Attorneys at Law
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Law clerk
  • Dept. of the Corporation Counsel, City & County of Honolulu
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Law clerk
  • The Hon. Wendell K. Huddy, Judge, FIrst Circuit Court, State of Hawaii
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Reed College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, State of Hawaii
  • Volunteer arbitrator
  • 2005 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2023
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2022
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2021
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2020
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Commendation -- Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney
  • House of Representatives, State of Hawaii
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • Hawaii Access to Justice Commission
  • 2012
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV - Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Mayor's Award of Achievement
  • Mayor of Honolulu, Mufi Hannemann
  • 2008
  • Na Loio Pu'uwai Aloha Award
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii
  • 2008
  • Na Loio Ho'ono'o Hana Award
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii
  • 2007
  • Justice Award
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • 2002
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Publications

  • What You Need to Know If You Decide to Go Out on Your Own
  • Where Should I Set Up Shop?
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Developing Options to Violence
  • Domestic Violence & Divorce
  • 2001
  • Developing Options to Violence
  • Domestic Violence & Divorce
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Gavin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the utmost confidence that when i refer my clients to Gavin that they will receive thoughtful and zealous representation, with integrity."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gavin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gavin Doi is one of Hawaii's leading experts on divorce and family law. Among other things, Gavin is experienced in dealing with cases where one of the parties resides in another state or overseas. His firm also handles bankruptcy and estate planning matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gavin is a skilled litigator that gives his best efforts on every case. He genuinely cares for his clients best interests. He and his staff are accessible and friendly."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gavin has a brilliant legal mind. He has been practicing family law for nearly two decades. He knows the personality of all the family law judges because he has appeared in their courtrooms a countless number of times. He is also compassionate and caring, always there to lend a hand. If you have a tough divorce or custody battle, Gavin is the man to win your case."
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