William A. Harrison

William A. Harrison: Attorney with Harrison & Matsuoka Attorneys at Law

Biography

Listed: The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2007; Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell; Chair, Judicial Selection Commission State of Hawaii, 1994-1995; Who's Who in American Law; Outstanding Lawyers of America; Legal Commentator KHNL News 8; Adjunct Professor, Innocence Project, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law; Bencher, American Inns of Court IV, Hawaii; Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA); Faculty, Hawaii Public Defenders Advocacy Program; Lawyer Select State Judicial Conference; Member: United States Courts Judicial Conference, Hawaii; Member: Task Force on Criminal Charging Procedures, Twenty-First Legislature, 2003; Member: Act 59 Task Force to Consider Proposals to Revise Hawaii's Community Notification or "Megan's Law," Twenty-Second Legislature, 2004; Member: Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Criminal Rules; Co-Author: "Criminal Defense Litigation in Hawaii;" Member: Lt .Governor's Hawaii Drug Control Strategy Task Force, 2004; Member: Litigation Committee, ACLU of Hawaii; Phi Delta Phi (Member, Executive Committee, Richardson Inn, 1979-1981); Member: University of Hawaii Law Review, 1980-1981.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Immigration and Naturalization

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(808) 523-7041; Toll-free: (888) 381-9611  Phone
(808) 538-7579  Fax
www.hamlaw.net
www.harrisonmatsuoka.net
University Attended:
University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A., 1977; University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, Hawaii and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; 1982, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Memberships:
Hawaii State, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member); American Society of Law and Medicine; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Languages:
Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Thai and Spanish
Birth Information:
Beppu, Japan, October 13, 1953
ISLN:
906659074

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (2)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

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  • William A. Harrison

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/26/11 in Criminal Law on 05/26/11

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  • William A. Harrison

    4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/07/14 in Criminal Law on 05/07/14

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1)
  • 100% (1)
  • Communication

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  • Quality of Service

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  • Value for Money

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  • William A. Harrison

    5.0/5.0 on 09/09/10 on 09/09/10

    The first time I spoke to Mr. Harrison his understanding about my unfortunate matter, was comforting. The following week he flew to Hilo, Hawaii. My case took one year. I...

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    The first time I spoke to Mr. Harrison his understanding about my unfortunate matter, was comforting. The following week he flew to Hilo, Hawaii. My case took one year. I am very happy to have hired such a wonderful person, who's profession I have the utmost respect. Mr. William A. Harrison professionalism is over the top. William A. Harrison is the best Criminal Lawyer in the State of Hawaii. I am completely happy with the outcome. Trust in God and William A. Harrison all things all possible.

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