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William A. Harrison

William A. Harrison

Founding Partner since 1982
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone:
800-716-2237
Fax:
808-538-7579
Email:
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  • Federal Criminal Practice concentrating on drug offenses, white collar and fraud offenses, crimes of violence, federal gun charges, computer crimes, grand jury representation, corporate and business defense, money laundering and racketeering.
  • State Criminal Practice concentrating on murder, vehicular homicides, drug offenses, sex crimes, white collar and fraud offenses, crimes of violence and property crimes.
  • Military Criminal Defense concentrating on drug offenses, crimes of violence, sex crimes, theft and fraud crimes.
  • Personal Injury concentrating on auto accidents, medical malpractice and insurance claims.
  • Year Joined Firm

    • 1982

    Areas of Practice

    • Federal Criminal Defense
    • State Criminal Defense
    • Military Criminal Defense
    • Personal Injury
    • Constitutional Law
    • Medical Malpractice

    Bar Admissions

    • Hawaii, 1981
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
    • New Jersey, 1982
    • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1981
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1982
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1993

    Education

    • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
      • J.D. - 1981
      • Law Review: University of Hawaii Law Review, Member, 1980 - 1981
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
      • M.A. - 1981
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
      • B.A. - 1977

    Classes/Seminars

    • Adjunct Professor -"Hawaii Innocence Project", University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
    • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocates ("NITA")
    • Lecturer - Trial Advocacy Program, Public Defender State of Hawaii
    • Faculty Member, National Business Institute Legal Seminars
    • Peoples Law School, American Trial Lawyers Association

    Honors and Awards

    • Listed in: "Best Lawyers in America" 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012
    • Martindale-Hubble Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, 2003 - Present
    • Listed in: Hawaii Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013
    • Hawaii's Best Lawyers (Honolulu Magazine) 2007 - present
    • Director -Hawaii Bar Association, 2010 - 2012
    • Chair, Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii, 1994 - 1995
    • United States Courts Judicial Conference, 2004 - 2005
    • "Who's Who in American Law", 2003 - Present
    • "Outstanding Lawyers of America"
    • Member, Task Force on Charging Procedures, Twenty-First Legislature 2003
    • Member, Act 59 Task Force to Consider Proposals to Revise Hawaii's Community Notification or "Megan's Law", 2003 - 2004
    • Member of Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Criminal Rules
    • Member of Lt. Governor's Hawaii Drug Control Strategy Task Force, 2004 - Present
    • Litigation Committee, ACLU of Hawaii, 2002 - Present
    • Legal Television Commentator, KHNL News 8
    • Lawyer Select, State Judicial Conference, 1991 - 1994

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
    • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NACDL"), Life Member
    • Bencher, American Inns of Court IV, Hawaii
    • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
    • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • The Association of Plaintiffs Lawyers of Hawaii, Member, 1989 - 1990
    • American Society of Law and Medicine, Member
    • The Association of Plaintiffs Lawyers of Hawaii, Member, Board of Governors, 1989 - 1990
    • International Legal Faternity of Phi Delta Phi - Richardson Inn, Member, Executive Committee, 1979 - 1981

    Pro Bono Activities

    • President of the Board, "Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline", 1991 - 1992
    • Delegate, Hawaii Democratic Party State Convention, 1988 - 2008
    • Afro-American Lawyers Association (Past President and Founding Member)
    • ACLU of Hawaii -Litigation Committee Member
    • NAACP Hawaii Chapter (Former Legal Redress Officer)
    • Interscholastic League of Honolulu, Coach of the Year, Wrestling, 1990 - 1991

    Fraternities/Sororities

    • Phi Delta Phi

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