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Wayne D. Parsons

Personal injury Attorney at Honolulu, HI

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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1975
    Active No misconduct found

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About Wayne

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I have experience in all matters where a person is injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. Motor vehicle and motorcycle cases are a major focus of my practice as well as injuries to construction workers and injuries due to malfunctioning defective products.

    44 years

  2. Defective and dangerous products

    44 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    I have represented persons who have suffered injury due to avoidable medical errors including wrong site surgery, anesthesiology errors, birth injuries and misdiagnosis of and failure to properly treat cancer. Traumatic brain injury from cerebral palsy is an area of interest as are adverse drug reactions.

    44 years

  4. Car accident

    44 years

  5. Admiralty and maritime
    Ocean injuries occur frequently in Hawaii and I have handled a wide variety of injuries to tourists involving activities on vessels and scuba diving in Hawaii waters. I have also represented crew members on tourist related vessels and on commercial ocean going vessels such as barges, fishing boats and cruise ships. These cases involve general maritime law as well as Jones Act cases for crew members.

    44 years


Based in Honolulu, the Wayne Parsons Law Offices provides exceptional legal representation to victims of serious injuries or wrongful deaths throughout Hawaii.  We assist people who have been harmed in car and truck accidents, ocean injury matters including admiralty, maritime, Jones Act, scuba diving and boating accidents, construction and workplace accidents, injury to people or property from defective products, and cases of medical malpractice.  For information on the full scope of our services, please see the cases we handle.


Firm principal Wayne Parsons believes that justice is the most important concern of man on earth.  In his nearly 35 years of trial experience, Mr. Parsons has been involved in virtually every type of litigation, earning a reputation for achieving success in even the most complex cases.  In recognition of his work, Mr. Parsons has been selected for inclusion to SuperLawyers, a listing of attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics magazine.  In 2006, Mr. Parsons was elected President of the Hawaii State Bar Association, and he is the founder of the People's Law School, a six-week adult education course offering non-lawyers basic legal information. He has also served for nearly 20 years as one of two Hawaii attorneys on the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice, the powerful organization that counts as members all of the great personal injury attorneys in the United States.


Mr. Parsons takes a service-oriented approach to the practice of law, working directly with each of his clients instead of passing them off to paralegals or associates.  He strives to be accessible, returning calls and responding promptly to inquiries as the case progresses.  For a free initial consultation with an attorney dedicated to obtaining justice for every client, contact the Wayne Parsons Law Offices today.


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Wayne D. Parsons
1406 Colburn Street
Suite 201-C
Honolulu, HI, 96817


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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2014
Mr. Parsons provided expedient (we were under a severe time constraint) consultation service which analyzed and identified the issues involved in the claim. He was excellent in addressing both the highly emotional issues as well as the practical and legal issues. Mr. Parsons went beyond his formal attorney role and made himself available even after the representation was concluded. I highly recommend Mr. Parsons.
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Posted by Jeff | November 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Professional
I contacted Mr. Parsons about a medical malpractice matter and doing so was invaluable. Initially, I left a message and not only did he personally call me back promptly, but he then walked me through all of the legal issues that would arise under the circumstances. His counsel in that just that single call made it clear that I was dealing with a consummate professional. I cannot imagine going to any other attorney for a malpractice case.
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Posted by Sean | June 17, 2010
Absolutely the finest lawyer you could ask for.
Wayne Parsons is still my legal representative, and I could not have survived the past 15+ years without him. He is my champion, and has taken on my case with honor and conviction for fairness in a legal system that may not always seem fair to the injured person. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by Stacey | March 20, 2010
Totally recommend Wayne Parsons, he's awesome
Wayne Parsons was my lawyer on an Internet libel/harassment case not once, but twice, the first time being in 1997 when the Internet was the wild wild west and there weren't any precedents for Internet imposters or online stalking. He didn't fully understand the technical details before taking my case, but when I explained them to him he quickly understood semi-complex networking concepts and picked up the technical terms with ease which was very impressive. I was a college student at the time and couldn't really afford an attorney, but he was very generous to draft some letters for me and got my case resolved (and the perpetrator fired; he was doing this at work!!) to my immense relief. I am still grateful to this day and will probably always be for the kindness Wayne showed a distressed college student who couldn't even get the Honolulu Police Department to help her (they didn't understand the Internet or how to handle the case at all and thus did nothing) because technically it wasn't harassment. The second time was the same issue, Internet impersonation/libel, and he again was totally professional and competent and advised me of all options and scenarios so I could make the best possible decision for myself. There was a third party involved in the case (two of us being represented by different attorneys were being countersued) and I don't want to make anyone sound bad, but in comparison Wayne was clearly the superior lawyer by far... I think the other guy's lawyer actually stressed him out more. Conversely, Wayne always totally prepared me for what was coming up and what kinds of questions I would be asked and I always felt very comfortable and nothing ever surprised me. His working relationships with other attorneys and judges are also very good ones (it's obvious to anyone who sees interactions) and this always made me feel very secure as a client that I would get a fair decision, if not favorable. Speaking for myself, I only like to deal with people who have high personal integrity and I feel that Wayne totally demonstrates this. I have nothing but the highest regard and respect for Wayne and would not hesitate to hire him for things that really matter in the future (though I sure hope I never have to hire him for Internet libel again! I've had enough of that for a lifetime thank you very much). He does excellent work and his staff is wonderful. I can't say enough good things about Wayne and totally recommend him. Like they say on eBay.... AAAAAAA+++++ !!!! :) (because just one "A" isn't enough, haha!)
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Trecker Fritz & Williams Law, Attorneys at Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • Wayne Parsons Law Office
  • 1983 - Present
  • Partner
  • Greenstein & Parsons
  • 1977 - 1983
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 1975 - 1977
  • Laser Ranging and Imaging Program Leader
  • Mt. Haleakala Observatory
  • 1967 - 1973
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Michigan
  • Master's Degree
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hawaii Flower Growers vs. DuPont
  • Kevin Malone


  • Construction Specifications Institute - Honolulu Chapter
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Public Justice
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Honolulu
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1990 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Hawaii chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Hawaii Association for Justice
  • Founder/President
  • 1988 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Wysocki Award
  • American Association of Justice
  • 1998
  • Ikena Award
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • 1996
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  • Hawaii Bar Journal
  • Joint and several liability
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Voir Dire Tips in 2011
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (6)
Endorse Wayne
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent personal injury attorney. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is a fantastic attorney, and one who works everyday to make our community a safer place to live and work."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Wayne. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne Parsons is and has been a contemporary of mine for many years. We have served together on the local board of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, nka the Hawaii Association for Justice. He is a capable, kind, intelligent and understanding man. I endorse Wayne Parsons without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With decades of solid and long experience in handling personal injury cases, the praise of other lawyers and the thanks from his clients, it is easy to see that attorney Parsons knows the law and the courtrrom - and cares about making sure that his clients understand their rights and get a fair shake from the justice system. If you have a question about Personal Injury Law, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend him to you."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent lawyer who is very smart and knowledgeable. Hire this lawyer for your legal issues in Hawaii."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wayne is the "go-to" injury lawyer in Hawaii. He is smart, well-connected, deeply committed to the cause of justice, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He not only "talks the talk", he "walks the walk", by donating his time, significant energy, and money to pro-justice causes. Wayne is truly a lawyer's lawyer. He has my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having now practiced law for over 25 years, I think I am a pretty good judge of another lawyers character and abilities. I can say without hesitation that Wayne Parsons is one of the finest people I have ever met. His heart is huge and he shares it openly."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Wayne in many ways over the years. He has a national reputation for being a great caring lawyer and a good person."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is the former president of the Hawaii State Bar Association which is the governing body for all lawyers in our state. He has a brilliant mind and conducts his practice of law with the highest integrity. Yet Wayne remains humble, easy to talk to, and understands people. If I need an attorney, I call him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wayne is not only a good lawyer, he is also a good person. I have had the pleasure of working with him on many projects. And when ever we have a matter in Hawaii, we always think of Wayne and immediately seek his asssitance. Wayne is willing to think beyond the past way things have been done to come up with a better solution to a problem. I highly recommend Wayne."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne Parsons is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. I'm not even going to go into his legal acumen here, because that goes without saying. Wayne cares about the truth. He cares about justice. He cares about people. And he has a breadth of experience that puts most trial attorneys to shame. Wayne is a successful small businessman outside of the law. That unique insight gives him the ability to view cases from a different perspective. He holds masters degree in physics and engineering. He's not one of these guys who will take any case. He only takes cases where he knows his client is in the right. Again, he is about justice, not winning at any cost. Wayne is also an educator. A firm believer in educating the public about the importance of the justice system. To that end he founded The People's Law school, what he calls "Real Law for Real People". It's important that all citizens know what the founding fathers intended. And Wayne puts his money where his mouth is."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Wayne for several years. We are both members of an exclusive group of attorneys called Injuryboard. Through this organization, I have gotten to know Wayne, and it is very apparent that he is not only a good attorney, but more importantly, he is a caring individual. Wayne cares for people regardless of whether those people are friends, family members, or clients. Wayne is a trustworthy and compassionate attorney who will fight hard for his clients' rights. I highly recommend Wayne."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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