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Wayne D. Parsons

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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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    36 years, 700 cases
  2. Maritime: 25%
    36 years, 100 cases
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    36 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($550/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Wayne. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

1406 Colburn Street
Suite 201-C
Honolulu, HI, 96817


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wysocki AwardAmerican Association of Justice1998
Ikena AwardHawaii State Bar Association1996
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Ownerwayne Parsons Law Offices1983 - Present
PartnerGreenstein & Parsons1977 - 1983
Deputy Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1975 - 1977
Laser Ranging and Imaging Program LeaderMt. Haleakala Observatory1967 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
Construction Specifications Institute - Honolulu ChapterPresident2010 - Present
Public JusticeBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Rotary Club of HonoluluMember2001 - Present
American Institute of ArchitectsMember2000 - Present
Roscoe Pound FoundationFellow1991 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1990 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Hawaii chapter)President-Elect2015 - 2016
Hawaii State Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2006
Hawaii Association for JusticeFounder/President1988 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hawaii Flower Growers vs. DuPontKevin Malone
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hawaii Bar JournalJoint and several liability2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of MichiganPhysicsMaster's Degree1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationVoir Dire Tips in 20112011