Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks is perhaps the most respected plaintiffs law firm in Hawaii. We handle major injury cases, choosing to devote our resources to those victims for whom we can make the greatest difference through our resources, hard work, reputation and strenuous advocacy.
Our clients rely on the experience and knowledge of our distinguished lawyers to bring about favorable outcomes in their injury cases. We have maintained a long track record of success obtaining verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients who have been seriously injured or lost family members in fatal accidents. Many of our cases have been high-profile injury claims, garnering multimillion-dollar results.
Paul F. Cronin, L. Richard Fried Jr. and Gerald Y. Sekiya were partners in the trial department of a large Honolulu law firm when they left to form their own law firm in 1973 to serve those injured by others and family members of those killed through the fault of others. They were joined by Wayne K. Kekina in 1976, Bert S. Sakuda in 1979 and David L. Fairbanks in 1985. We now have 17 attorneys to serve you, so several lawyers can help with each case.
Our Esteemed Lawyers
All of the senior lawyers of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks have earned the prestigious AV rating* reflective of the highest level of legal ability and professional standards as rated by Hawaii’s judges and lawyers. Seven of our most experienced lawyers have earned this rating, while five others have already earned the second highest BV rating. Six attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and seven have won Super Lawyers recognition. Honolulu Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Hawaii includes six of our lawyers — who have won nine prestigious Lawyer of the Year Awards that are given to only one Hawaii lawyer annually in our practice areas.
Our attorneys have been honored by Supreme Court appointments to important judiciary commissions and committees and currently serve on the Judicial Conduct Commission and Supreme Court committees for Civil Rules, Appellate Rules, Evidence and Civil Jury Instructions. Our attorneys have been recognized by fellow attorneys and have served as presidents, directors and committee chairs of the Hawaii State Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association. Several have received Trial Lawyer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.
For more information about the lawyers at our firm, please refer to their individual profile links below.
- L. Richard Fried Jr.
- Denise K. H. Kawatachi
- Wayne K Kekina
- Geoffrey K. S. Komeya
- Sylvia J Luke
- Patrick F. McTernan
- Bert S. Sakuda
- Gerald Y. Sekiya
- John D. Thomas Jr.
- Gregory Y. P. Tom
- Brian T. Toma
- Keith K .H. Young
Free Consultations ~ No Payment Unless You Win
We will evaluate the details of your claim at no charge to determine whether your case is appropriate for our law firm to handle. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case for you. If we believe that you will be better served by another law firm, we will explain your options.
AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.