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An excellent criminal defense attorney in Honolulu, HI

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We know it's difficult to decide which lawyer you can trust when you are involved with legal proceedings. Whether you are facing a custody case or a DUI, the outcome will have far-reaching effects in your life. That's why Isaac Keahi Smith, an active solo practitioner who specializes in divorce and family law, as well as criminal defense, would like you to know more about his background. Mr. Smith has the knowledge, ability, and commitment to ensure that your rights will be protected and your best interests served. Of course, if you still have questions about your own unique case, please feel free to call our office in Honolulu, HI


Isaac Keahi Smith is a well-known Honolulu attorney who is a native of the state of Hawaii. His schooling, including his undergraduate and legal education, took place in Hawaii, with degrees as follows:
  • 1975: Graduated Oahu's Kamehameha Schools 
  • 1979: Received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii  
  • 1982: Graduated from the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law
This experience means that besides a top-knotch legal education, Mr. Smith has an in-depth experience with and understanding of Hawaiian state law, for matters ranging from criminal defense to custody cases. 

Experience and affiliations

Mr. Smith's Honolulu office handles cases in the areas of divorce and family law, criminal defense, abuse, TROs (temporary restraining orders), felonies and misdemeanors, DUI cases, traffic offenses and juvenile cases. Besides years of experience, both in and out of courtrooms, Mr. Smith has served in the following areas:
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii (formerly Hawaii Lawyer’s Care), Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Center 
  • Office of the Public Defender, Supervising Attorney, Family Court Division (First Circuit & Second Circuit, State of Hawaii) 
  • Office of the Attorney General, University of Hawaii, Legal Section 
  • Hawaii State Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation
Mr. Smith is also committed to the following organizations, either as a member or an advisor:
  • Children’s Advocacy Center, Considerations in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases 
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii (formerly Hawaii Lawyer’s Care) 
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics (Family Law) 
  • Community Legal Center Teen Court 
  • Hawaii State Bar Association 
  • Family Law Section 
  • Native Hawaiian Bar Association 
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
  • William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association
These experiences have given Mr. Smith a wide range of knowledge in an array of legal matters, which is why you can rely on his advice and counsel, irregardless of what kind of case you're dealing with. The one thing our office is most passionate about is achieving the best outcome for our clients.
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