Personal injury attorney Waipahu, Pearl City, Aiea

Information about Lawyer William Lawson

Telephone: 808-671-7600

Background Information

"With Your Counsel, You Will Guide Me." - Ps. 73:24

Born: January 14, 1953 in Champaign, Illinois

Graduated from:
  • Stanford Law School in Stanford, California in 1977
  • Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1974
  • St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 1970
  • Attended Iolani School in Waipahu, Pearl City, Aiea, Hawaii 1967-1968

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cum Laude
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (an honorary physics society)

Admitted to the bar of:
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1979
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the 9th Circuit 1977
  • Hawaii 1977

Private practice of law in the State of Hawaii since 1977 for:
  • William H. Lawson, Attorney at Law (1979 to date)
  • Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright (1977-1979)

Memberships in:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
    (formerly the Association of Plaintiffs' Lawyers of Hawaii)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Christian Lawyers Society
  • Stanford Alumni Association

Practice areas:
  • Personal injury and Tort Law
  • Car Accidents and other Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Admiralty
  • Professional Malpractice (medical malpractice)
  • Civil litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Although we are located in Hawaii, we have assisted on Hawaii matters for clients and co-counsel from all over the United States and many parts of the world. To date we have represented residents of: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin as well as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guam, Micronesia & the Phillipines. We do not publish a list of representative clients due to privacy concerns.

Firm References:
American Savings Bank and First Hawaiian Bank

Representative Published Cases: Kukui Nuts of Hawaii, Inc. v. R. Baird & Co., Inc. 7 Haw. App. 598, 789 P.2d 501, cert denied, 71 Haw. 668, 833 P.2d 900 (1990) [unfair and deceptive trade practices]

Hawaii Law Attorney William Lawson

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Hawaii Personal Injury and Accident Law News and Cases

On June 29, 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court rendered its decision in the case of St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance, Hi. Sup. Ct. Case No SCCQ-14-0000727 (June 29, 2015). This case arose out of a wrongful death personal injury case handled by this office which resulted in a $4.1 million verdict in favor of our clients - even though Liberty Mutual, the primary liability insurer, never offered anything even close to its policy limits of $1 million. St. Paul - who had to pay our clients everything recovered in excess of the initial $1 million - claimed that Liberty Mutual committed bad faith towards it by failing to settle within its $1 million policy limits. The Hawaii Supreme Court agreed and found that an excess insurer has claims for bad faith against a primary insurer.

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