William Lawson

Law Offices of William H. Lawson
1188 Bishop Street
Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813


Hawaii Accident & Personal Injury Attorney William H. Lawson

Law Firm Overview

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, William H. Lawson, Attorney at Law, will help you get your life back together again. Our office concentrates on handling serious personal injury claims — claims for damages arising from the wrongful conduct of others.  We provide free consultations to evaluate critical injury and wrongful death cases. Almost all cases are handled on a contingency fee, so "No recovery: No fee".  This means that usually if we agree to handle your case on a contingency fee, there is "No fee unless we win".

Personal injury claims are claims for damages arising from the wrongful conduct of others.  Such claims often include claims for tangible losses such as past medical expense, past lost wages, a loss of future income, future medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation expenses, maintenance and cure, substitute services and the like.  Such claims also often include claims for intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, physical limitations arising from the injuries, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of love and affection, and the like.

Every type of claim has a deadline for filing the claim in court.  These differ from state to state.  One such type of deadline is the "Statute of Limitations".  After the expiration of this time period, a personal injury claim will almost always be lost, regardless of its merits.  There are a few possible exceptions to the running of the deadlines (such as minority, incompetence, etc.), so it may still be worth evaluating a claim even after the applicable deadline appears to have expired.  Please note however that because of these deadlines, you should act promptly after an accident on any claims which you wish to pursue.

As a personal injury attorney in the state of Hawaii, Mr. Lawson has worked with both local attorneys and mainland law firms as co-counsel. Mr. Lawson has worked side-by-side with other firms and also in a supervisory capacity using his many years of experience to guide the client to the appropriate resources.  We participate in arbitration, mediation and litigation - each at its proper time.  Accident Lawyer Hawaii provides or assists in obtaining legal services in each area of need for a particular case.  Over the years Mr. Lawson has provided the individual communications and responsive contact for Hawaii clients that assure the client of personal attention while their case is being handled by high quality attorneys on the mainland in certain complex and difficult "mass tort" cases.

Year this Office was Established:



English, Japanese (paralegal assistance); Interpreters available for: Chinese, Filipino, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and all other major languages

Practice Areas:

Accidents & Personal Injury

Admiralty, Shipping, Boating & Maritime

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration & Mediation

Automobile Liability Insurance Claims

Back & Neck Injuries - severe

Bicycle & Moped Accidents

Brain & Spinal Cord Injury

Burn Injuries

Car Accidents (MVAs)

Catastrophic Injuries

Civil Litigation

Construction Accidents & Injuries

Cruise Ship Accidents

Defective Products & Product Liability

Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Drowning, Swimming & Surfing Accidents

Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Explosion & Blasting Accidents

Falls from Elevation & Building Code Violations

Insurance Disputes and Insurance Coverage

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle & Motorbike Accidents

Negligence & Torts

Pedestrian Accidents

Premises Liability & Dangerous Conditions

Product Liability Litigation

Professional Malpractice

Slip & Falls and Trip & Falls

Spinal Cord Injury

Sports & Recreation Injuries

Truck & Bus Accidents

Unfair Competition & HRS section 480-2

Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Wrongful Death & Fatalities


In the year 1953 in Champaign, Illinois

Graduated from:

* Stanford Law School in Stanford, California in 1977

* Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1974

* St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 1970

* Attended Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii 1967-1968

Admitted to the bar of:

* U.S. Supreme Court 1979

* Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1979

* U.S. District Court for the 9th Circuit 1977

* Hawaii 1977

Private practice of law in the State of Hawaii since 1977 for:

* William H. Lawson, Attorney at Law (1979 to date)

* Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright (1977-1979)

Memberships in:

* Hawaii State Bar Association

* Hawaii Association for Justice

* American Association for Justice

* American Bar Association

* American Trial Lawyers Top 100

* AVVO Top Pick Personal Injury Attorney

* AVVO Perfect 10 Rated Attorney

* Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

* Million Dollar Advocates

* National Lawyers Association

* Christian Lawyers Society

* Stanford Alumni Association

Although we are located in Hawaii, we have assisted on Hawaii matters for clients and co-counsel from all over the United States and many parts of the world. To the date of this writing, we have represented residents of:

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin as well as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guam, Micronesia & the Philippines.  We do not publish a list of representative clients due to privacy concerns.

Firm References:

American Savings Bank and First Hawaiian Bank