PROTECTING THE LEGAL INTERESTS OF INJURED HAWAII RESIDENTS AND VISITORS SINCE 1973

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Geoffrey K. S. Komeya

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Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Aviation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction/Industrial
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic/Environmental Torts
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
Geoffrey K. S. Komeya, recognized by Best Lawyers in 2023
Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu, HI for personal injury litigation - plaintiffs, awarded by Best Lawyers to Geoffrey K. S. Komeya in 2023
Geoffrey K. S. Komeya, recognized by Best Lawyers in 2022
Silver Client Champion, awarded by Martindale-Hubbell in 2019
AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, awarded by Martindale-Hubbell in 2019

Biography

Geoffrey K.S. Komeya has been a lawyer for thirty years and joined the firm in 1996. He received his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, a member of the National Environmental Moot Court Team, received several American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Tort Law, Insurance Law, Negotiation, Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Advocacy, and Federal Taxation, and co-authored a law review article on Tort law in Hawaii published in 1992. After graduating from law school, Mr. Komeya served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Samuel P. King of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii for one year, and to Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Supreme Court of Hawaii for two years. Mr. Komeya has participated in the successful prosecution of the firm's largest cases and his practice often focuses on difficult and/or complex cases in the medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, motor vehicle, toxic/environmental, insurance, consumer fraud/unfair and deceptive trade practices, construction/industrial, appeals, and aviation areas. Mr. Komeya is also a member of the Supreme Court of Hawaii's Standing Committee on the Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure. Mr. Komeya has been named to the Best Lawyers in Hawai`i in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, and has received the highest peer and client ratings of "AV" from the Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating System.

Education

  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Editor-in-Chief, University of Hawaii Law Review
    • Honors: Member, National Environmental Moot Court Team
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • M.A. - 1989
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2018

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hawai`i Association for Justice
  • Hawai`i Rules of Appellate Procedure Standing Committee, Supreme Court of Hawai`i
  • Task Force on Civil Justice Improvements, Supreme Court of Hawai`i

Published Works

  • “Tort and Insurance ‘Reform’ in a Common-Law Court,” 14 U. Haw. L. Rev. 55 (1992)

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Products Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Peer Ratings (Highest Rating (“AV”))
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Jurisprudence Awards

Past Positions

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Samuel P. King, Chief District Judge Emeritus, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Ronald T. Y. Moon, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Hawai`i