Criminal Law Firm in Hawai’i

The criminal defense law firm of Harrison & Matsuoka has been serving the beautiful island of Hawai’i since 1982.

For over 35 years our team of defense attorneys has provided legal representation for many types of criminal law matters. We have protected the rights and future interests of our clients who have been charged with crimes including, but not limited to, drug crimes, crimes of violence, sex crimes, and murder.

Do not let our location fool you. The fact that our firm is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu may make it seem as though our clientele is limited to Oahu residents but that is not the case at all. While it is true that our firm of criminal defense lawyers serves clients throughout Hawai’i, (including Oahu, Hawai’i, Maui,  Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai) we have appeared in courts throughout the United States. In addition to the location, we represent clients in all state, federal, military, and appellate courts. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Hawai’i, New Jersey, California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

We have even represented local clientele globally. Some international jurisdictions have included Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand.

Don’t Face the Hawaiian Court System Alone

Rape, drug and murder charges are a serious matter. To ensure the protection of your personal rights you will need exceptional legal advice. Let our team of award-winning trial lawyers represent you in your case. For over 30 years we have handled our firm and clients with a backbone formed from respect, honesty, pride, and professionalism. Because of this reason we are well-known and respected by Hawaii’s judges and prosecutors. Our criminal law attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with a positive outcome while maintaining total respect.

Exceptional Legal Advice from Award-Winning Trial Lawyers

Through peer-review, Harrison & Matsuoka has earned an AV Rating—Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Our firm was also included in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, America’s most exclusive directory of law firms and practitioners. Only the top 5% of the nation’s law firms achieve these distinguished honors.

Well-Recognized in the Hawaiian Legal Community

Attorney William  A. Harrison was selected the 2016 Attorney of the Year, Hawai’i White Collar Criminal Defense; 2015 Attorney of the Year, Hawaii Criminal Defense; and for fourteen consecutive years, he was included in Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized by Hawaii Super Lawyers since 2007 and the Martindale-Hubble Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers since 2001. Read more about our awards and accolades on our attorney profiles.


No Case Too Big or Small, We Take Them All

Our Hawai’i criminal defense firm is comfortable handling a wide range of cases—from first-time offenses to major high profile felony cases that attract media attention. No matter how big or small the case is, we believe in a hands-on approach to helping our clients. We have had experience with clients facing charges that have included:

We know the importance of your reputation. Our attorneys are discreet and help clients protect their reputation, rights, and future interests. We handle each case in a thorough and detailed manner.

Contact Harrison & Matsuoka Attorneys at Law

Do not fight the criminal justice system alone for another second. Our attorneys are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will find our trial experience, understanding of the law, and client service second to none. Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to speak to you about your case. We answer all calls promptly and with straightforward answers. Use the criminal defense law firm in Hawai’i that has been founded on a tradition of excellence. To learn more about how Harrison & Matsuoka can help you, call us at 808-523-7041 or fill out our quick contact form.