John D. Thomas, Jr.

John D. Thomas, Jr.: Attorney with Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, Attorneys At Law A Law Corporation AV stamp icon
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John D. Thomas, Jr. possesses more than 35 years of legal experience and joined Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks in 1980. Mr. Thomas handles personal injury cases, including car accidents, aviation accidents, and products liability matters, and has served as trial counsel for several of Hawaii's largest medical malpractice cases. Mr. Thomas has lectured at legal seminars for attorneys, and he authored a chapter in the Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, published in Hawaii in 1990.

Mr. Thomas's reputation in the Hawaii legal community has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious "AV" rating, which signifies the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards. He is also frequently invited to lecture at legal seminars for attorneys. The Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court appointed Mr. Thomas to the State of Hawaii Rules of Evidence Committee, where he has served since 1993.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
855-209-5831  Phone
808-536-2073  Fax
University Attended:
Princeton University, A.B., 1970
Law School Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, California; 1974, Hawaii; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court; 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Hawaii State, Federal and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii; American Association for Justice; American Board of Trial Advocates.
Birth Information:
San Francisco, California, June 24, 1948
Reported Cases:
McKenzie v. Hawaii Permanente Med. Group, 98 Hawaii 296, 47 P.3d 1209 (2002); Hirahara v. Tanaka, 87 Hawaii 460, 959 P.2d 830 (1998); Jenkins v. Whittaker Corp., 551 F.Supp. 110, 545 F.Supp. 1117 (D.C. Hawaii 1982); Shibuya v. Architects Hawaii Ltd, 65 Haw. 26, 647 P. 2d 276 (1982); Calvin v. Limco Ltd., 60 Haw. 154, 587 P. 2d 1216 (1978); Turner v. Willis, 59 Haw. 319, 582 P. 2d 710 (1978)

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Honolulu, Hawaii

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