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Wayne Parsons Law Offices

Dillingham Business Center, 1406 Colburn St., Suite 201C, Honolulu, HI 96817

Visit: http://www.wayneparsons.com

Phone: 808-845-2211

Fax: 808-843-0106

Licensed Since: 1975

Education:The University of Michigan Law School

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff (60%)
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%)
  • Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)

Q Attorney Profile

At the Wayne Parsons Law Office, Wayne Parsons is strongly committed to protecting the financial and legal rights of his fellow Hawaiians in personal injury cases. He focuses on a full range of injury matters for clients throughout the islands, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction litigation and medical malpractice.

Mr. Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in engineering – physics and engineering – mathematics, also minoring in electrical engineering, from the University of Michigan. During a stint working on Maui alongside scientists with the 1969 Apollo moon landing, Mr. Parsons fell in love with the people and culture of the islands. He returned to the University of Michigan to earn his Juris Doctor, then settled permanently in Hawaii.

Over the years, Mr. Parsons has been extremely active in the legal community, assisting the general public in learning about law and in numerous community service efforts. He founded the People’s Law School, a course designed to teach nonlawyers basic legal knowledge, and was also the founder of the Hawaii Association for Justice. Mr. Parsons served as president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and governor of the American Association for Justice, and is an active member of the Civil Justice Foundation, the American Institute of Architects, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mr. Parsons has been given the highest rating of AV Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a recipient of the HSBA ‘Ikena Award for public education and the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award of Excellence.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Q More info

About Wayne Parsons

Admitted: 1975, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://www.wayneparsons.com/about-wayne/

Honors/Awards:

  • SuperLawyer, Law & Politics magazine
  • American Association of Justice, Wiedemann Wysocki Award of Excellence Recipient, 1999 - 2002
  • Joint Hawai‘i Legislative Commendation - Peoples’ Law School, 1998
  • Listed in Best Lawyers
  • Rated 10 out of 10 (Superb) by the attorney rating website Avvo
  • Rated Hawai‘i Top 25 by SuperLawyers
  • Founder's Award for creating the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii (CLH), 1994
  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell, 1988
  • Wysocki Award American Association of Justice 1998
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • HSBA Ikena Award for Public Education, 1998
  • Ikena Award, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1999 - 2000
  • Hawaii Coordinator, Public Justice, 1998 - 1999
  • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 2001 - 2002
  • Board of Directors, Public Justice, 2007 - Present
  • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1990 - 1991
  • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Member, InjuryBoard
  • President, Hawai‘i Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, July 2016
  • Member, Building Industry Association Hawai‘i
  • Past President, Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Governor, American Association of Justice, 1990 - 2016
  • Founder/President, Hawaii Association for Justice, 1988 - 1992
  • Board of Governors, Public Justice, 2009
  • Hawaii Coordinator, Public Justice, 2003 - 2004
  • Hawaii Chair, Public Justice, 2004
  • Delegate, Hawaii State Bar Association, World Jury Summit New York City, 1999
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Task Force on Civil Case Management, 1994
  • Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Committee to Improve Lawyer Reputation, 2004
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Bench - Bar Conference Moderator, 2002
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Judicial Administration Committee, 2003
  • Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Strategic Planning Committee, 2002 - 2003
  • Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Solicitation & Advertising Committee, 1995 - 2000
  • President, Hawaii State Bar Association, 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • President, Construction Specifications Institute – Honolulu Chapter, 2010
  • President-Elect, Construction Specifications Institute, 2009
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, United States Green Building Council
  • American Association of Justice, Life Member/Leaders' Forum
  • Chair, American Association of Justice, Public Education/Public Interest Programs Committee, 1997 - 2004
  • Board, Construction Specifications Institute, Honolulu Chapter, 2001 - 2009
  • Joint Legislative Commendation, Peoples' Law School, 1998
  • Founder, Peoples' Law Schools© Hawaii, 1988
  • Member, Civil Justice & Democracy
  • Member, Civil Justice Foundation
  • Founder, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Public Interest Law, 1994
  • Founder & President, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, 1988 - 1992
  • Member, Rotary Club of Honolulu, 2001 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Voir Dire Tips, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Joint and Several Liability, Hawaii Bar Journal, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.S., Major: Engineering Mathematics, Minor: Electrical Engineering, 1966
  • University of Michigan, M.S., Major: Physics, 1971

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • American Institute Of Architects
  • Center For Justice & Democracy
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Hawaii Association Of Justice
  • Injury Board
  • Public Justice
  • Roscoe Pound Institute
  • The Belli Society
  • The Leaders' Forum
  • U. S. Green Building Council
  • Volunteer Legal Services Of Hawaii

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