I started my own law practice to achieve work-life balance and the freedom to select my cases.
Most law firms have large overhead expenses for renting expensive office space and hiring staff. All these expenses are paid by clients in the form of inflated hourly fees and/or higher contingency fee rates. Unfortunately, this traditional law firm business model has forced many attorneys to prioritize profits over serving their clients. Partners in law firms typically have to generate 100K a year in legal fees to pay for overhead before they make a single penny in profit. Therefore, in most firms, the pressure to generate “billable hours” is immense. This means taking on as many clients and having as many associates and paralegals billing those clients. By being a solo practitioner, I have the opportunity to be selective about my cases and don’t have the pressure to overcharge my clients. My practice caters to locals, tourists, as well as the Japanese-speaking community.
While Hawaii is an at-will employment state, unlawful discrimination, retaliation, as well as, firing an employee who reports fraud or other illegal activity is against the law.
Whether you've been injured in a car collision or other accident, you need a lawyer to fight the insurance companies who will fight tooth-and-nail to prevent you from being fairly compensated.
Whether it's a priest, teacher, coach or doctor, people in positions of power sometimes abuse their position in the worst possible way. These individuals and the institutions they work for need to be held accountable.
Doctors are only human and make mistakes like the rest of us. But when physicians act negligently, the consequences can be severe and often life-threatening.
99 percent of lawyers won't sue other lawyers. I am that one percent of lawyers who will. If lawyers refuse to protect the public from bad lawyers, who will?
I also have an array of experience in other types of businesses litigation involving real estate, shareholders, and contract disputes.