Practice Areas

David L Fairbanks

David L Fairbanks

Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone:
808-600-3514
Email:

David L. Fairbanks has practiced law for over thirty years, was previously a partner with another major Honolulu law firm, and joined the firm in 1985. Mr. Fairbanks has been a member of the Hawaii Federal Judicial Selection Commission, a member of the Merit Selection Panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, a member of the Judicial Selection Commission for the State of Hawaii, a board member of Hawaii Lawyers Care, and a trustee of the Client's Security Trust Fund of the Hawaii Supreme Court. He has been a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference for Hawaii and a commissioner for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. He is a hearings officer for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and served as chairman of the Local Rules Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Mr. Fairbanks obtained his law degree from Santa Clara University where he was an editor of the Law Review. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1985

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1968
    • Law Review: Santa Clara University School of Law, Editor
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • A.B. - 1962

Published Works

  • Case Note Santa Clara Lawyer, 1967

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Recipient, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii's First Trial Lawyer, 1994 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, President, 1984 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Society of Barristers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • American Inns of Court
  • Hawaii Federal Judicial Selection Commission, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, Member, Merit Selection Panel
  • State of Hawaii, Member, Judicial Selection Commission
  • Hawaii Lawyers Care, Board Member
  • Hawaii Supreme Court, Trustee, Client's Security Trust Fund
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference for Hawaii, Lawyer Representative
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Commissioner
  • The Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Hearings Officer
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, Chairman, Local Rules Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honolulu Law Firm, Partner